Resources › For Students and Parents Drexel University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print tupungato/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More by Allen Grove Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. Updated July 18, 2019 Drexel University is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 77%. Located in West Philadelphia near the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University is well-regarded for its pre-professional programs in fields including business, engineering, and nursing. The university focuses on community engagement with a three-fold approach: academic programs that benefit Philadelphia communities, business practices that support local businesses, and public service projects carried out by students and faculty. Drexel values experiential learning, and students can take advantage of a wide range of programs for international study, internships, and cooperative education. On the athletic front, the Drexel Dragons compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association. Considering applying to Drexel University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Drexel University had an acceptance rate of 77%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 77 were admitted, making Drexel's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 30,242 Percent Admitted 77% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 14% SAT Scores and Requirements Drexel requires that all applicants submit one of the following: SAT or ACT scores, two SAT Subject test scores, two AP Exam scores, an IB Diploma or two Higher Level IB exam scores, or National Exam results. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 87% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 580 670 Math 590 710 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Drexel's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Drexel scored between 580 and 670, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 670. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 590 and 710, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 710. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1380 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Drexel University. Requirements Drexel does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Drexel participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. ACT Scores and Requirements Drexel University requires that all applicants submit one of the following: SAT or ACT scores, two SAT Subject test scores, two AP Exam scores, an IB Diploma or two Higher Level IB exam scores, or National Exam results. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 26% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 24 32 Math 24 30 Composite 25 30 This admissions data tells us that most of Drexel's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Drexel received a composite ACT score between 25 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 25. Requirements Note that Drexel does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Drexel does not require the ACT writing section. GPA In 2018, the average high school GPA of Drexel University's incoming freshmen class was 3.71, and nearly 50% of the class had a GPA of 3.75 or higher. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Drexel University have primarily A grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Drexel University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Drexel University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Drexel University, which accepts over three-fourths of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being admitted. However, Drexel has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. Strong application essays and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule which includes Advanced Placement, IB, Honors, and Dual enrollment classes. Applicants with compelling stories and achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores are outside Drexel's average range. Note that some majors have additional application requirements. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades in the "A" and "B" range, combined SAT scores of 1100 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. If You Like Drexel University, You May Also Like These Schools Syracuse UniversityPennsylvania State UniversityNortheastern UniversityRutgers UniversityUniversity of Maryland - College Park All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Drexel University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Continue Reading How Competitive Is Michigan Tech University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Eastern Michigan University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Belmont University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Butler University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University at Buffalo's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is SCSU's Admissions Process? 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