Drexel University (PA) Counselor Seminar

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Drexel University hosted a counselor seminar May 6, 2015 in Bethesda, MD and shared admission updates with the attendees.  This summary provides pertinent information from the presentation.

-Drexel is Common Application exclusive; also uses FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE
-Students can upload resume on Common App
-The question, Where else are you applying?, will be optional
-Will require two letters of recommendation and optional statement
-DU requires ACT w/writing
-Drexel is an urban campus expanding with construction growth
-Co-op curriculum requires six months working experience
-Quarter system; four 10-week cycles yearly
-Medium size campus; 13,977 full-time undergrads; required to live on campus first two years
-10:1=student/professor ratio; average class size=18
->80 undergrad majors; 18 accelerated degree programs; have a 7-year medical program
-15 colleges/programs (undergrad, graduate and professional)
-Entrepreneurship degree program available
-All majors are pre-approved for study abroad
-Co-op experiences are full and part-time

 -2 academic terms; earliest entry is sophomore year

 -students receive professional prep for interview skills

 -can apply up to 25 opportunities

 -job placement rate is 92% after graduation

 -average paid co-op salary is >$16K and doesn’t affect financial aid

-Music Industry is the most competitive major and transfer students are not accepted

-13% involved in social Greek life

-D-1 NCAA athletic program

-300 clubs

-DU students get discounts to Philadelphia events

-Philadelphia area is home to >250,000 students

 -5th largest metro area

-Admission review: rigor of schedule, grade trend, test scores, personal essay, letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, special circumstances,  portfolio (if applicable), will superscore SAT and take highest ACT w/writing

-Merit scholarships awarded during admissions notification

-2015-16 deadline dates:  Early Action=11/1 (CSS/PROFILE=11/15); Regular=1/15 (CSS/PROFILE=2/15); FAFSA=2/15; Enrollment Deposit=5/1

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