Drexel University is a top-ranked, not for profit, private university with an appetite for innovation and change, working to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by philanthropist and financier Anthony James Drexel, Drexel University has consistently demonstrated its commitment to being one of the nation’s most civically engaged universities.
The cornerstone of Drexel’s career preparation model has been the University’s co-operative education program. Introduced at Drexel in 1919 as one of the first models of its kind, the program has become integral to the University’s educational experience. Through it, students alternate periods of study with periods of full-time professional employment, providing unrivaled, valuable professional experience.