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Drexel University


Drexel University

Drexel University is a private coeducational university with the main campus located in the University City area within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a noted financier and philanthropist.

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. Drexel became the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, and in 1970 Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status, becoming Drexel University. On July 1, 2002, Drexel was officially united with the former MCP Hahnemann University, creating the Drexel University College of Medicine; and in the fall of 2006, Drexel established its School of Law. In June 2009, the president of Drexel University, Constantine Papadakis, died of lung cancer. In August 2010 John Anderson Fry was chosen in a unanimous vote to fill the vacancy.

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Drexel University Tuition and Fees

Costs vary depending upon a student’s year of attendance, academic program, associated fees, housing, and meal plan. All entering resident freshmen are required to live in residence halls and participate in the meal plan for three quarters.

Costs for new students entering in the 2010–2011 academic year:

Three Co-op Option
(5 Years)
Tuition $30,900
Fees $2,130
Housing $7,875
Meal Plan $5,250
Total $46,155
One Co-op Option/No Co-op Option (4 Years)
Tuition $38,000
Fees $2,130
Housing $7,875
Meal Plan $5,250
Total $53,255

View the complete Cost Breakdown for the 2010–2011 Academic Year. For all continuing undergraduate students, tuition is equal to last year’s tuition plus 4.5%.

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