Drexel University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.95 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 240 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and ALA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 24,232 (15,552 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $33,996
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

1.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

When I am done I will have a degree from one of the top rated nursing schools in the nation but I don't agree with that rating. The program is constantly changing and the curriculum is not up to date with the classes I am taking. The instructors are sub par and there is an excessive use of adjunct professors from all over the country and they do not follow Drexel policies. My advisor is poor and I have not had any assistance with my career path. There are a lot of empty promises and offers for help but no follow through. I have had a few terrific instructors but the bad ones are so bad it isn't worth it for the few that are good. The cost with the discount is the same as other grad programs so it doesn't make sense to switch.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The online family nurse practitioner program through Drexel University has allowed me to advance my education and pursue a masters degree while still working and raising a family. With the flexibility of online classes, students are able to complete the program at a steady pace that is managable to integrate into their current routine.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: It is a professional ALA-accredited program. Cons: I took it online, so there is a lack of connection with the professors and other students.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I had a very unique experience in my graduate program at Drexel University. I was in a PhD program, so coming form two prior universities, there were many things about my experience at Drexel that I appreciated that I did not have at my prior to universities. Specifically, Drexel is located in a major city and the diversity was amazing, diversity across race, age, gender, sexuality, education, geographic region, etc. made for very interesting dialogues and out of class experiences. Of course as with anything, there were some things that I think could be improved upon, however for the most part I had a wonderful experience.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros include being a 100% online program that requires no campus visits. Additionally, as a quarter system students take two classes each term and can complete the required 45 credit hours in 2 years. Student class size is very reasonable making the online community not terribly overwhelming. The cons include the standard drawback of an online community. It is very rare to speak in real time with other students or faculty. Generally speaking, coming together as a class or group in a webinar type of situation, for example, may only happen two or three times during the program.
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013

Drexel has a strong online program, however, their course load requirements for education do not always transform to another state's course load requirements.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The professors are truly there to help the students gain immense knowledge of the profession. There is also a great focus on clinical thinking.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

My program works well with students to provide a didactic course sequence and prepare students for the real world.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

This is just a very, very difficult graduate program. There is a lot to learn in just a short amount of time. Often times, the faculty won't know the answers to your questions and you are left to figure it out on your own. The location was right in down-town Philly, so it is perfect if you like to live in a city. The internet and WiFi services are awful, and the library is small. I LOVE how hands on Drexel's program is though. We were in the hospital taking histories on our patients in just the second week of class. We had a mock-surgery week where we were on-call with a hypothetical patient. We also practiced physical exams, including pelvic and testicular exams, on real patients (not just manikins) so I really do feel prepared to go out and practice medicine.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

Drexel's Graduate programs spam throughout many and diverse disciplines. The Biology Graduate program provides a rather low but sufficient stipend to graduate students to attend (hopefully this will soon be altered for the better). The professors are of excellent quality, very direct, friendly, helpful. They have the energy and willingness to support you and mentor you throughout your studies and they will ultimately help you decide upon your next career step, and do all they can for you to be successful at it. Classes are interesting and plentiful, most contribute greatly to your academic knowledge and are practically useful. Social life is a bit limited due to the demanding research that is being done here. Transportation is sufficient and UPENN services are available to us too. The surrounding area is REALLY nice. I thoroughly enjoy it. And.. it is very safe. Drexel UPenn and USciences security make sure you can walk around even at the deepest hours of the night. The biggest con is that Drexel is a private university. They are heavily in the money-making business and they are very careful when and where they give it away. So financial aid and fellowship opportunities coming from Drexel are limited. I am overall rather pleased with my graduate program and if I had to do it again, I'd choose Drexel once more- no doubt about it.
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