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Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cross Street: 32nd Street
215.895.2000
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The Campus Visit program offers a daily undergraduate information session, a tour of campus led by a current Drexel student, and an optional visit to an academic department.

In founding the Institute, Anthony J. Drexel launched a tradition of innovation, which today is carried on by Drexel University. Although distinguished by decades of growth and change from Mr. Drexel's Institute of Art, Science and Industry, the University remains faithful to his vision. Its greatly expanded enrollment,Drexel University Students campus and curriculum reflect a history of responsiveness to societal and individual needs, which Mr. Drexel sought to address in his day.

Originally a non-degree-granting institution, Drexel began conferring the bachelor of science degree in 1914, when its 18 departments were organized into four schools. In 1927, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted Drexel the privilege to confer the master of science degree, and in 1965, the doctor of philosophy degree.

Along with its degree offerings, the institution's curriculum and organization of academic programs have developed, evolving to include nine colleges and three schools. In accord with this evolution, Drexel has undergone two changes in name, in 1936 becoming Drexel Institute of Technology and in 1970, Drexel University. The current title reflects the institution's commitment to research, as well as the breadth of its graduate programs.

  • Academics: Academics at Drexel University combine a foundation of study in one of our 13 colleges and schools with co-operative education experiences to produce the next generation of scholars, professionals, and leaders. Visit our Academics website to learn more about our students, faculty, and the limitless opportunities Drexel provides.
  • Degrees: With more than 200 degree programs offered, from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels, Drexel provides an unparalleled academic experience. Many of these programs are nationally ranked and renowned, and our faculty are leaders in their fields. Visit the Degree Programs section of our Academics site..
    Convergence: The challenges of the future lie beyond the boundaries of traditional academic study. The convergence of practical and theoretical approaches in media, technologies, and the sciences is creating an exciting environment for research, discovery, and discourse. See how our faculty and students are crossing academic disciplines and innovating for the future.
  • Technology:
  • In 1983, Drexel became the first university to require all entering students to have microcomputers.

    In 2000, Drexel became the first major university to operate a fully wireless campus, allowing students, faculty, and staff to access the Internet from indoors and outdoors, anywhere on the University's three campuses.

    In 2002, Drexel launched the first mobile Web portal service for students, enabling them to access a range of information via virtually any Web-enabled handheld device, from anywhere in the world.

    In 2011, the new version of the Drexel OneMobile portal was the first such app from a university to be offered across all five major mobile platforms.

  • Online: Drexel Online specializes in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the U.S. and abroad.
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