The university has three campuses in Philadelphia: University City campus and Centre City campus are situated in lively, central areas, while the Queen Lane campus is slightly further out in a more residential district.
Other university locations include the historic Academy of Natural Sciences and the Business College, located on the Malvern campus and catering for accelerated and part-time graduate studies. There is also a Drexel campus at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California.
Drexel was the first major university in America to offer a fully wireless campus in 2000 and many of the courses offered by Drexel can be taken online.
The main campus contains the university's administrative offices and serves as the main academic center for students.
Campus Activities Board, Graduate Students Association and Student government work to provide social, cultural, and educational opportunities that promote student involvement outside of the classroom.
When students are not working, there is plenty to do on the school’s main campus in Philadelphia’s University City. They have more than 300 student clubs and organizations to get involved in, including more than 30 fraternities and sororities.
The city's central hub of public transportation, the 30th Street Station, is two blocks from campus, and Center City Philadelphia is a 10-minute walk away. In total, more than 70 percent of Drexel students commute to school.
Drexel University recognizes over 250 student organizations in the following categories: academic, club sports, community service/social action, cultural, fraternity & sorority life, general interest, honorary, media, performing and fine arts, political, spiritual & religious.
Drexel requires all non-commuting first- and second-year students to live in one of its ten residence halls or in "university approved housing." First year students must live in one of the residence halls designated specifically for first-years.
Halls are all typical residence halls. Myers Hall also offers "Living Learning Communities" where a group of students who share common interests such as language or major live together.
Second-year students have the option of living in a residence hall designated for upperclassmen, or "university approved housing". The residence halls for upperclassmen are North and Caneris Halls.
Many other students live in smaller apartment buildings or individual townhouse-style apartments in Powelton Village. A second-year student can choose one of the already listed university approved housing options or petition the university to add a new property to the approved list.
The Career Development Center offers a full-range of workshops, seminars, career counseling and online resources to help you reach your professional goals and manage students’ career.
The organization is responsible for organizing career development seminars, in-person and online, throughout the year in which alumni volunteers deliver programs on a variety of topics, such as job search, personal branding, leadership, entrepreneurship, and career paths in specific industries. Sometimes, these speakers are employed in fields such as human resources, executive search or career counseling while other speakers simply have a particular passion for or rich experiences to share that relate to these topics.
According to 2015 statistics, about 92% of graduates were applied for at least one job during their study. 82% of those that applied for a job received at least one job offer. Average annual salary for those accepting job offers was about $55,500.
The 77-acre (31 ha) University City Main Campus of the Drexel University is located just west of the Schuylkill River in the University City district of Philadelphia.
Drexel University's programs are divided across three Philadelphia-area campuses: the University City Campus, the Center City Hahnemann Campus including Hahnemann University Hospital and the Queen Lane College of Medicine Campus.