A leader in
the integration of technology into academics.
Drexel University, Philadelphia's technological university,
is among the top 50 private, non-profit, national doctoral/research
universities in the US, and is ranked by U.S.News & World
Report as one of America's Best Colleges for 2010. Drexel
University Online also received the 21st Century Best Practice
Award for Distance Learning from the United States Distance
Learning Association. Our quality programs and sophisticated
e-learning method ensure that you will receive the same Drexel
University education online, with no commuting, fixed class
hours, or career interruption.
Top 10 Reasons to Attend Drexel University
- Drexel University is among the top 50 private, non-profit,
national doctoral/research universities in the US, and is
ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of America's
Best Colleges for 2010.
- Founded in 1891 by financier and philanthropist Anthony
J. Drexel, the university has several distinctions, including
the world's first school of nursing, the nation's largest
private medical college, and one of the most successful
co-op education programs (est. 1919). Also known as Philadelphia's
technological university, Drexel was the first major university
to require all students to have microcomputers (1983-4),
having a fully wireless campus (2000), and a wireless Web
portal for students (2002).
- Drexel online programs follow the same, high academic
standards (same admission criteria, curricula, faculty,
accreditation and exams) as Drexel programs on campus, leading
to the same, quality degrees.
- More than 90 percent of Drexel University faculty members
have PhDs. Many of them are distinguished authorities in
their fields, widely honored in teaching and research, including
several members of the National Academies of Science and
Engineering, and leaders in scientific and professional
- Drexel is regionally accredited by the Middle States
Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools (the same
accreditation as Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, New
York University, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania).
It is also accredited by AACSB (Business), ALA (Information
Science) and NLNAC (Nursing).
- Drexel is ranked eleventh overall by U.S.News & World
Report for Library and Information Science (in the top 5
for Information Systems). Several Drexel engineering programs
are ranked in the Top 50. Drexel online programs are ranked
by U.S.News & World Report among the Best Online Graduate
Programs in Engineering, Education, Library Science and
- Studying online at Drexel you earn your degree while
you earn a living. You can attend full-time or part-time,
100 percent online, without any need to commute to campus.
You can take as many courses you want every term and complete
courses at your own pace during each week. And, shorter
than in most colleges, 10-week terms help you stay on track
and complete your program.
- Instructional materials come in text, graphics, audio
and video formats, and are available online 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. You interact with your classmates and
professors primarily via e-mail, Web discussion boards and
Web chat tools. And you are never alone! Our highly committed
faculty and staff engage students in frequent communication
and provide academic counseling and technical support.
- Cost savings: prices for some of our online programs
are lower than the same programs taught on campus. In addition,
there are no application fees or campus-related university
fees. You will save living and commuting expenses associated
with face-to-face programs. You can also transfer credit
from prior college studies and reduce your total tuition
this way. You may be eligible for special rates offered
to students working for partnering employers, to graduates
of partnering community colleges, and to Drexel alumni and
- You can transfer credits from prior education and complete
your degree earlier. (You may also be able to have credit
recognized for work experience through CLEP exams.)
Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104; 267-284-5000).
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