This year Drexel broke ground on a new life sciences building with its partner Gattuso Development Partners. Located in the heart of campus, the 11-story building will house startups and lab space. It is expected to be the largest of its kind in Philadelphia.

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive urban university of more than 22,000 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 $152 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 16 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 new state-of-the-art 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 Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and the Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Drexel operates out of its 123-acre University City Campus in West Philadelphia and through five additional locations: the Center City Campus including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the West Reading Campus and Queen Lane Campus in East Falls for the College of Medicine, the Malvern Campus for the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, and through its online platform.