Drexel University is a global research university founded in 1891 in Philadelphia. Earlier, the university did not grant a degree. From 1914 onwards, the university started conferring Bachelor of Science. In the same year, its 18 departments were categorized into four schools. In 1927, the university was granted the privilege to grant the Master of Science degree. By 1965, the university got permission to grant a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Drexel offers about 200-degree programmes including more than 80 undergraduate majors, over a dozen accelerated degree programmes, apart from 120 degrees and certificates. 15 schools and colleges make it is one of the US’ top 15 largest private universities. Mechanical Engineering, Accounting, and Nursing are some of the popular majors offered by Drexel.
With Drexel’s co-op degree program, students can gain up to 18 months of paid, full-time work experience in their respective fields useful for their undergraduate major or graduate degree program prior to their graduation. Also, the university campus includes numerous libraries namely W.W. Hagerty Library and University Archives, Hahnemann Library, Queen Lane Library, Thomas R. Kline School of Law Legal Research Center, The Academy of Natural History’s Ewell Sale Stewart Library and Drexel College of Medicine’s The Legacy Center.
Drexel includes College Of Arts and Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Lebow College of Business, College of Computing & Informatics, School of Education, and College of Engineering. It also includes Close School of Entrepreneurship, Center for Food And Hospitality Management, Pennoni Honors College – Custom-Designed Major, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Goodwin College of Professional Studies and Dornsife School of Public Health. Apart from graduate and undergraduate courses, it also provides many accredited degrees online and certificates. The degree received after the online course is similar to the degree received in campus courses.
Its campus also offers various outdoor sports facilities such as two beach volleyball courts, two tennis courts, a soccer field, an elevated jogging track, a multi-purpose gymnasium, a climbing wall, and exercise studios. The John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center or DAC is located within the campus and consists of a swimming pool, five squash courts, a golf center, and a gymnasium.
Exemplary athletes such as National Basketball Association sportsman Michael Anderson and Malik Rose have graduated from this university. Other notable alumni are former President and CEO of Rohm and Haas Raj Gupta, former President, and CEO of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Kenneth C. Dahlberg and President of the Republic of Ivory Coast Alassane Dramane Ouattara.