Drexel University

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Drexel University can be found in Philadelphia, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Drexel University enrolls about 25,000 students per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1190 (25th percentile) to 1390 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 25 (25th percentile) to 31 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the Drexel University average GPA (3.42 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Drexel University accepts around 70 percent of students applying. Of those that are admitted, roughly 13 percent continue on to register and enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Drexel University acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 71%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at drexel.edu.

Overall Drexel University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Drexel University was reported as 74.7% in Fall 2020 with over 31,800 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Drexel University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Drexel University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Drexel University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.6%
  • 2017-2018: 79.0%
  • 2018-2019: 76.9%
  • 2019-2020: 74.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 70.8%

How Does Drexel University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Drexel University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Pennsylvania7.7%
Temple University60.0%
Villanova University28.2%
Rowan University74.3%
West Chester University of Pennsylvania75.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Drexel University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math600 - 710
Total Score1190 - 1390
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math24 - 30
Composite Score25 - 31
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