Drexel University
#264 Overall Influence#54 Desirability Rank

Drexel University

Private research university with its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Drexel University is a private research university with its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a financier and philanthropist. Founded as Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry, it was renamed Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, before assuming its current name in 1970.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

30,242

Acceptance

77%

Graduation Rate

70%

Median SAT Score

1275

Median ACT Score

27

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$50,874

Fees (in-state)

$2,370

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$24,714
30K-48K$25,811
48K-75K$30,827
75K-110K$35,866
110K+$40,954

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$78,000

Employed

92%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

23K

Under-Grads

18K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA 19104

What is Drexel University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#78 World Rank #55 USA Rank
Engineering
#91 World Rank #70 USA Rank
Nursing
#190 World Rank #99 USA Rank
Medical
#191 World Rank #100 USA Rank
Computer Science
#141 World Rank #105 USA Rank
Business
#230 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Biology
#154 World Rank #120 USA Rank
Communications
#217 World Rank #124 USA Rank
Education
#351 World Rank #131 USA Rank
Chemistry
#176 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#423 World Rank #140 USA Rank
Physics
#310 World Rank #161 USA Rank
Psychology
#285 World Rank #171 USA Rank
Social Work
#434 World Rank #184 USA Rank
Sociology
#552 World Rank #206 USA Rank
Economics
#435 World Rank #213 USA Rank
Law
#691 World Rank #242 USA Rank
Mathematics
#644 World Rank #253 USA Rank
Literature
#493 World Rank #271 USA Rank
History
#933 World Rank #358 USA Rank
Philosophy
#846 World Rank #406 USA Rank
Political Science
#1292 World Rank #527 USA Rank
Anthropology

Other areas of influence

#759 World Rank #378 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are Drexel University's Most influential alumni?

Drexel University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Nursing, and Business. Drexel University’s most academically influential people include Michael Behe, Paul Baran, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Michael Behe
Michael Behe

American biochemist, author, and intelligent design advocate

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Paul Baran
Paul Baran

American engineer

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian writer

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Bennett S. LeBow

American businessman

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Jon Hall
Jon Hall

Programmer and major contributor to the Linux project

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Christopher Ferguson
Christopher Ferguson

American astronaut

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Norman Joseph Woodland
Norman Joseph Woodland

Inventor of the barcode

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Stuart Hameroff
Stuart Hameroff

American anesthesiologist

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Violet Oakley
Violet Oakley

American artist

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Juan M. Arellano
Juan M. Arellano

Filipino architect

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Kenneth C. Dahlberg

American businessman

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Louise Reiss

American physician

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