Drexel University

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include: Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op, a history of academic technology firsts and recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research. 

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via: Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization, international research partnerships including China and Israel and Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs. 

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Head of School

John Anderson Fry, appointed Drexel University’s 14th president in 2010, has served higher education for his entire professional life. Through his roles as a consultant, board member, chief operating officer and chief executive, he has acquired a deep and broad understanding of the challenges of leading a major educational institution. 

Fry set out to transform Drexel into what he has termed the “modern urban university of the future”—an institution that harnesses both its long-established and still-emerging strengths to serve its students, its neighborhood, its city and the nation. Under Fry’s leadership, Drexel is setting a new standard for cooperative education, transforming its online and hybrid offerings, and becoming a powerful force for economic development in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Courses Offered: Undergraduate

Bachelor of Fashion Design
Bachelor of Design and Merchandising
Bachelor of Art History
Master of Science in Fashion Design
Master of Sciene in Digital Media
Doctor of Phylosofy in Digital Media

Life in Philadelphia

There is a little something for everyone in Philadelphia. Drexel University's lively urban campus is located in one of America's most exciting cities — Philadelphia. In a world-class city for business, art, and education, Philadelphia's skyscrapers are coupled with a blend of distinct and culturally diverse neighborhoods, creating a unique metropolitan yet intimate urban experience. Surrounded by tree-lined residential blocks just minutes away from Philadelphia's downtown Center City district, Drexel makes its home in the neighborhood of University City.

Comprised of five additional universities and dotted by coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and farmers markets, University City is just one of the many reasons Philadelphia makes an ideal place for students to live, play, and learn. To learn more, visit the City Living website.

Tuition and Scholarship Information

A college education requires careful financial planning. Drexel will assist you through this process. There are several different ways to apply for financial aid depending on what type of student you are, click here to learn more about financial aid and here for further tuition payment information.

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