3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Undergraduate & Graduate
Tuition and Fees - $25,450
Room & Board - $12,015
Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the "practical arts and sciences" for women and men of all backgrounds.
The Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status in 1970, becoming Drexel University. On July 1, 2002, Drexel entered a new era as Philadelphia's technological leader in health sciences education, when the University was officially united with the former MCP Hahnemann University.
Drexel University's campus is divided into three parts: the University City Campus, located just west of the Schuylkill River on either side of Market Street; the Center City Hahnemann Campus, which is comprised mainly of Hahnemann University Hospital; and the Queen Lane College of Medicine Campus located in East Falls in the northwest part of Philadelphia.
Drexel offers five associate's, 70 bachelor's, 77 master's and 21 doctoral degrees, in addition to two undergraduate certificates, six post-baccalaureate certificates and one professional degree (medicine).
The current undergraduate enrollment is 11,613. There are 5,387 graduate students. There is a full-time faculty of 1308 for a student to teacher ratio of 13:1.
U.S. News & World Report Ranking 2007
National Universities: 112
Overall score: 41
Average freshman retention rate: 82%
2006 graduation rate: (Predicted) 66%
Drexel University College of Medicine
Queen Lane Medical Campus
2900 W. Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Center City Hahnemann Campus
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Drexel University College of Medicine, a new name just a few years ago, is the consolidation of two venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Established in 1848 and 1850, respectively, they were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman's was the very first medical school for women in the nation.
Today, with over 1,000 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) is the largest private medical school in the country. Biomedical graduate students number more than 500.
There are some 550 residents, 600 clinical and basic science faculty, and over 1,700 affiliate and volunteer faculty.