History, Affiliations and Rankings
One of the 15 largest private universities in America, Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry by Anthony J. Drexel. Previously known as the Drexel Institute of Technology since 1936, it became a full-standing university in 1970 and today, it is a global research university that combines academic learning with some of the most enhanced cooperative education programs in the country. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has accredited Drexel University, which is linked with academic organizations such as AITU and NAICU. Drexel ranks #103 among national institutions in the United States and #354 globally in the US News and World Report 2022 rankings. According to the QS World University Rankings 2022, the university maintains its position among the top worldwide universities in the range of #651-700.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
Drexel University has 6 campus locations, namely the University City campus, the Centre City Campus, Queen Lane Campus, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Lebrow College of Business Malvern campus and the West Reading campus. The West Reading, Pennsylvania campus is a newly-built centre for the College of Medicine of the University. Drexel University has over 80 Undergraduate majors and over 120 Graduate programs to choose from. Offering a diverse range of academic programs and extracurricular research opportunities to its students, Drexel University's academic programs assist students in gaining skills, information, and practical concepts. Experienced teachers with an in-depth understanding of the area teach classes.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Drexel University joined the foundation to build a $20 million endowment for clinical practice research. It aids in the development of the university's research capacity. Drexel University's diverse research programs are outstanding. It brings together Professors with extensive knowledge to address challenging topics. Drexel University's Entrepreneurship program combines education with entrepreneurship via hands-on learning and practical advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. When it comes to the University’s employability, 94% of Drexel’s undergraduates are reported to be working or in higher education and Drexel graduates in general, earn 15.1% above the national average. Artist graduates include Violet Oakley and Frank Schoonover, who attended the university when it was founded as a centre for Arts education (illustrator). Paul Baran (the Father of the Internet) and Josh Woodland are among the other alumni (who invented the barcode). NBA basketball star Michael Anderson with Rohm and Haas CEO Raj Gupta are also some of its most popular alumni.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
With around 14,000 students and 700 faculty, the institution has an in-class student-teacher ratio of 17:1. International students are welcome at the institution, which boasts 18% of international students from six continents. Through direct advocacy, the Student Centre for Diversity and Inclusion engages Drexel's LGBTQIA, AHALANA, and foreign student bodies. It is the university with the highest percentage of overseas students in the whole State System. Facebook, PwC, Deloitte, Amazon, and Accenture are just a handful of the major businesses that hire from Drexel University.