Drexel University

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Statue of AJ Drexel

The Drexel University is a private university in Philadelphia in the US state of Pennsylvania . The school was founded in 1891 by Anthony Joseph Drexel as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry . At first no academic degree was awarded. The “Bachelor of Science” could be obtained in 1914 when the 18 departments were organized into 4 schools. In 1927 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted Drexel the privilege of conferring the "master of science" and in 1965 the "doctor of philosophy" degree. The university has a natural history museum , the Academy of Natural Sciences .

Drexel has changed its name twice: in 1936 it became "Drexel Institute of Technology" and in 1970 finally Drexel University.

17,000 students are currently enrolled here.

The university hospital bears the name of Samuel Hahnemanns .

The university has the following research institutes:

  • Arts and Sciences (Arts and Science)
    • Center for Interdisciplinary Programs
    • Center for Public Policy
    • Mobilities and Research Policy
  • Education (Education)
    • The Center for Labor Markets and Policy
    • The Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence
    • The Math Forum
  • Information Science
    • Data Mining & Bioinformatics Lab
    • Geographic Information Systems & Spatial Analysis Lab
    • Institute for Healthcare Informatics
  • Media Arts & Design (Media Art and Design)
    • Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies
    • The RePlay Lab
  • Business and Leadership (business and management)
    • Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship
    • Center for Corporate Governance
    • Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership
    • Center for Corporate Reputation Management
  • Engineering (Engineering)
    • AJ Drexel Plasma Institute
    • AJ Drexel Applied Communications and Information Networking (ACIN) Institute
    • AJ Drexel Institute of Basic and Applied Protein Science
    • AJ Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI)
    • Ben Franklin Technology Partners' Nanotechnology Institute
    • Center for Electric Power Engineering
    • Center for Telecommunications and Information Networking
    • Centralized Research Facilities (CRF)
  • Public Health (Public Health)
    • Autism Public Health Research Institute
    • Center for Health Equality (CHE)
    • Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication (CPHRC)
    • Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
    • National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness
    • Center for Public Health Practice


Drexel University's sports teams are the Dragons . The college is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association .


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Coordinates: 39 ° 57 ′ 23.2 "  N , 75 ° 11 ′ 19.3"  W.