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Drexel University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1891
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 10,831
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $515,108,000
Admissions Address

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875

Website

http://www.drexel.edu

Admissions E-mail

enroll@drexel.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Joan McDonald
Admissions office telephone: (800) 237-3935
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.drexel.edu/em/apply/ Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 1 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language N/A 1
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 72%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 72%
Total applicants: 14,623
Total acceptances: 10,600
Total freshman enrollment: 2,342
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 7,345
Male acceptances: 5,623
Male freshman enrollment: 1,375
 
Female applicants: 7,278
Female acceptances: 4,977
Female freshman enrollment: 967
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 55%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 331
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 300
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 60%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 89%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 57%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 630
Math: 550 – 670
Combined: 1070 – 1300

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.0% 15.0%
600-699 33.0% 42.0%
500-599 48.0% 36.0%
400-499 12.0% 7.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 14.0% N/A N/A
24-29 40.0% N/A N/A
18-23 37.0% N/A N/A
12-17 9.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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