Jewish students at Drexel University

Drexel University

#127, overall score 43.33/100

Fun Fact:

In 1984, Drexel became the first university to require students to use microcomputers. University president William Hagerty thought that personal computers were just a fad, but correctly predicted that it would be a good publicity stunt and cause a spike in enrollment.

ACADEMICS Score: 10/30

  • Score: 10/30
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Jewish studies major: Minor
  • Israel studies major: None

FINANCES

  • Tuition: $51,030
  • Room & board costs: $14,367
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $33,008

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Philadelphia
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 14,138
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 900
  • Jewish population share: 7%
  • Student origin: 53% in-state / 47% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Dragons
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Dragons, Spitfire

ISRAEL Score: 13.33/20

  • Score: 13.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 39
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: Dragons for Israel, IAC Mishelanu
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 20/40

  • Score: 20/40
  • Hillel: Hillel at Drexel University
  • Chabad: Chabad Serving Drexel University
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: Yes
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 60
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 26 (7 Orthodox, 11 Conservative, 8 Reform)
  • Eruv: Yes
  • Kosher food details: There is no kosher meal plan, but there are pre-packaged sandwiches that are occasionally available for purchase.
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