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drexel vs rpi vs fordham

PBABYPBABY Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
edited April 2010 in Drexel University
What to do?!

Does Drexel have a campus life? also I have never heard a good thing about this school. This school was my safety and never considered attending until yesterday.
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Replies to: drexel vs rpi vs fordham

  • pageturnerpageturner Registered User Posts: 776 Member
    Why are you considering attending Drexel if you've never heard anything good about it?
  • TopangaaTopangaa Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    I just don't want to regret not giving it a chance you know
  • pageturnerpageturner Registered User Posts: 776 Member
    OK, well, first of all, it looks like you are violating TOS by having more than one user name. You may want to correct that.

    Second, being on the Drexel forum and saying that you have never heard anything good about the school is a bit offensive. Check that.

    Third, Zackdudde started an excellent thread called " Any Drexel Questions/Prospective/Accepted Students" That should help solve the "never heard a good thing about this school" issue.

    Fourth, Drexel, RPI and Fordham are all excellent schools. All are located in cities.

    RPI is in Troy, NY, which is a small, old city in upstate NY. There are areas of the city which are starting to become gentrified, but there is plenty of the old factory town vibe about it. There is a campus, but it is surrounded by the city.

    Fordham is located in the Bronx. It has a campus and it is a subway ride from Manhattan. It borders the Botanical Gardens, so it has both an urban and park-like feel.

    Drexel is located right in the city of Philadelphia. It borders Penn. I believe that Drexel has the most urban feel of all three choices. Most of the city entertainment is within walking distance or a short trolley ride.

    Visit all three. You'll understand the differences better.
  • SockherMomSockherMom Registered User Posts: 621 Member
    Topangaa..you from Topanga Canyon..or just your screen name...where your\ currently live can also be determinative of where you like...jmho..we live near the real Topanga Canyon so I can give you my son's perspective..if that is where you are from....
  • TopangaaTopangaa Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    @ page turner thanks for the advice! Also the name situation my computer auto logs in my old user name. I didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings but it is honest I have never heard a good thing. That is particularly why I posted on this thread to get some feedback from people who like the school. I know Drexel is a very good science school and since I am going to major in pre-med thats good. But my parents HATE the coop program. They want me to finish undergrad in three years not five.

    @sockhermom- I would still like to hear your opinion although I am not from Topanga Canyon. This user name is actually from Boy Meets World.

    Also I can afford all three schools, but money is certainly an issue between picking which one

    Fordham - 45 K
    RPI - 44 K
    Drexel- 35 K
  • sarahjudithsarahjudith Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    You don't have to do the co-op program if you don't want to, and many pre-meds here don't. I landed a research position so I work there during the summer and then I get academic credit for it/volunteer there during the school year. There's also the 4-year 1 co-op option instead of the 5 year 3 co-ops.

    As for attempting to graduate in 3 years, that's not recommended if you want to go to medical school. Most med schools like to see students complete a full 4 years of undergrad, or at least close enough to it. Med schools also don't accept a lot of AP credts in lieu of taking the intro classes unless you replace those classes with upper level courses. It is still possible to graduate early but I wouldn't recommend a full year early (unless you're in a combined BS/MD program with auto-acceptance to med school). You're missing out on some of the college experience.

    I enjoy Drexel, and I think it's provided me with a lot of good opportunities to not only succeed academically but also in other respects as well. There are plenty of student orgs to get involved with. College is really what you put into it, and unless you make an effort to get involved you won't enjoy yourself anywhere. If you're doubtful that you would like it here then don't come, because a negative attitude won't get you very far. Go where you think you'll fit in the best and enjoy yourself the most, because that's where you will ultimately succeed.
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