Diverse, Green and Culturally Rich
Philadelphia is one of the most diverse and culturally rich cities in the United States. And Drexel is one of the most exciting universities in the country. Security magazine ranked Drexel University No. 3 in the nation for safety among colleges and universities for 2012. Philadelphia is a “city of neighborhoods”- from Northern Liberties, to Brewerytown, to Queen Village, you will feel part of a close-knit community yet still have access to all of the amenities of a world-class city.
Drexel is also committed to protecting the needs of future generations, promoting excellence in environmental stewardship and sustainability, and encouraging individual members of the University community to develop approaches to their work and lifestyles that improve the Earth’s health. Visit the Drexel Green website for the latest green-themed programs and events and for more information on how to get involved.
The cost of living in Greater Philadelphia is lower than in most other major U.S. metro areas and it’s easy to get around town. More individuals in the Philadelphia workforce walk or bike to work than in Chicago or Washington, D.C. And when work is done, we have one of the nation's largest landscaped city parks, famous chefs and internationally-renowned restaurants, and rich cultural experiences including world-class museums, important historical sites, multi-cultural festivals, diverse music, performing arts and sports.
But don’t just listen to us. Here’s what others are saying about Philadelphia:
About Inc. rated Philadelphia as one of the top walking cities in the U.S.
Bicycling Magazine rated Philadelphia as a runner-up as best cycling city in the U.S.
Forbes Magazine ranked downtown Philadelphia as one of the top places for singles.
The history of public health in Philadelphia reaches back to the city's beginnings. William Penn's "greene countrie towne" was the first American city to provide free hospital care for its poorest residents at the Philadelphia Almshouse, built in 1732.
Philadelphia can claim the nation's first:
Philadelphia also boasts one of the oldest and most comprehensive public health departments of any major U.S. city. The School enjoys a close and collaborative relationship with the city's Department of Public Health.
As a Drexel graduate student you will have plenty of company in Philadelphia. More than 100 colleges and universities call the Philly region home. They produce over 66,000 new graduates every year, many of whom remain in the region and add to the quality of the workforce.
The student life and out-of-classroom opportunities in Philadelphia are endless. Please follow the links below to learn more.
Philadelphia: Official Visitor Site
Philly Fun Guide