- Class: Junior
- Major: Chemistry
- Gender: F
- High School: Hanover High School
- Transfer Student: N
One of the best things about Drexel is the co-op and the location. There isn't anything I would change. The size is just right, smaller campus with medium population makes it so you know a lot more people. Many are somewhat impressed, a few have never heard of it. I spend most of my time on campus, either in class or hanging out with friends in the office. The whole area is somewhat like a college town but since it is in the city it is more of an urban version of a typical college town. We are next to a few university to this entire side of Philly is like one giant college campus. The administration is pretty decent, they do the job that is needed of them to the best of their ability. There has not been anything terribly controversial on campus we have had some minor things happen, with someone being arrested for identity theft and that is about it. There is a ton of school pride, everyone always gets hyped for the basketball games. Drexel runs on the quarter system which is a little unusual for colleges. One experience that I will always remember is when the Democratic Presidential Debate was held at our school. The most frequent complaint is the traffic in order to get to class.
I have some professors that know my name, the ones where the classes are smaller then thirty students. My favorite class are my labs, I love being able to do things with my major and since my major is chemistry, the chemistry labs are my favorite. I really get to do things on my own and experiment. My least favorite are the large lectures just because it is harder to get the personal experience. Most students study a little each night. Yes class participation is common in the smaller classes. Professors want to know what you think. Yes intellectual conversations are held outside of class especially when there is a hot topic left over from class. Students want to the best that they can but they are always willing to help a fellow student. The most unique class that I have taken is my education classes. My major is a rather small one which is nice. Everyone knows each other and more then willing to make a recommendation or help if you need it. All the professors take the time to help you if you need it as well. I don't spend time with my professors outside of class but I know students who do. I feel Drexel's academic requirements really make you a well rounded student and you get more then the average college student since we take many more classes then the average college student. The education at Drexel is about learning what you want to learn and how you want to learn which really does prepare you for life after college just simply has a consequence but that is not the main goal of it all.
There are many different religion groups on campus, but everyone blends together. No one would feel out of place at Drexel, unless you are a close mined person then you may feel out of place. Most students wear jeans and a decent shirt to class or sweats, depending on where in the term we are. Everyone interacts, we are really an open campus with everyone getting along. Four tables would either be a table of all girls, all boys, a mixture. All the tables generally have the same type of people at them, sometimes you will see a table of a sports team. Most students are from Pennsylvania or New Jersey and we do have a high percentage of international students. Most students are scholarship students. Many students are politically aware and active. Our political groups do a lot of things to get people involved. Most are democrats but there is a decent size of center and right. Some students like to talk about how much they will make one day.
The Best Things
The people and the campus
The Worst Things
Some people in upper management