Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive urban university of more than 24,000 students with one of the country’s most established co-operative education programs.
Drexel is a leader in experiential, technology-infused education and cross-disciplinary research. The University’s recognized excellence in translational research is supported by the Coulter Foundation through the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership Program and by $134.8 million in sponsored research awards last year.
Drexel enrolls students in on-campus and online programs leading to associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees (including MDs and JDs) in 18 colleges and schools. Drexel also has some of the richest specimen and artifact collections in the world through the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, America’s oldest natural history museum. In partnership with Tower Health, Drexel medical students train at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and at a soon-to-open facility in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Drexel advances its culture of innovation by encouraging multidisciplinary collaboration, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship — an approach exemplified by the ExCITe Center, the interdisciplinary A.J. Drexel Institutes, Drexel Applied Innovation, the Innovation Center @ 3401 Market Street, the Close School of Entrepreneurship and the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Drexel operates out of its 123-acre University City Campus in West Philadelphia and at four additional locations: the Center City Campus for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University; the Queen Lane Campus in East Falls for the College of Medicine; and through its online platform, Drexel Online.