About Drexel University:

Drexel University is a global research university located in Philadelphia’s downtown area. Catering for roughly 26,000 students, Drexel offers around 200 degree programmes. These include over 80 undergraduate majors, more than a dozen accelerated degree programmes, and around 120 degrees and certificates for graduates and professionals. The university’s history dates back to 1891 when it was founded by the notable banker Anthony Drexel. It was originally known as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, renamed as the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936 before taking the name Drexel University in 1970, which it goes by today. With 15 schools and colleges, it is one of America’s top 15 largest private universities. Maintaining much of its original character and focus, Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences, over 200 years old, is the oldest major natural science museum and research organisation in America. As part of its mission to prepare students for work outside of the lecture theatre, Drexel offers a co-operative education programme that most undergraduates participate in. Introduced in 1919 as one of the first of its kind, it allows students to combine their studies with paid, professional work experience. The university has three campuses in Philadelphia: University City campus and Centre City campus are situated in lively, central areas, while the Queen Lane campus is slightly further out in a more residential district. Other university locations include the historic Academy of Natural Sciences and the Business College, located on the Malvern campus and catering for accelerated and part-time graduate studies. There is also a Drexel campus at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California. Drexel was the first major university in America to offer a fully wireless campus in 2000 and many of the courses offered by Drexel can be taken online.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 261 259 263 265 299 305 343 349 343 332 350 352 360

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - -
Engineering 136 158 208 247 204 190 222 196 182 185 166 161
Life Sciences 260 279 260 278 - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Medicine 214 238 238 241 246 298 - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350
Natural Sciences 271 234 221 300 - - - 292 267 280 273 301-350
Social Sciences 163 175 234 207 201 218 233 204 186 187 210 215

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Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - -
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Chemical Engineering 235 171 190 189 188 173 182 179 190 217
Chemistry - - - - - 246 232 211 205 255
Civil Engineering 265 - 291 - - - - - 351-400 351-400
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Computer Science 220 - 223 208 238 296 - 301-350 351-400 351-400
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 189
Electrical Engineering 175 257 158 178 228 223 214 276 301-350 351-400
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - -
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Materials Science 130 179 153 136 154 136 116 111 111 110
Mathematics - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Mechanical Engineering 176 273 252 - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 216
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Physics 144 158 176 239 245 246 232 225 235 351-400
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 284
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 220
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -