Drexel University, a private research university, was founded in the year 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a famous philanthropist and financier. Its main campus was located in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. The university offers over 70 full-time undergraduate programs and over 100 programs at the master’s, professional, and doctoral levels. DU has been ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and it is figured consistently in the “Best National Universities – Top Schools” list released by U.S. News and World Report. The mascot of Drexel University is Mario the Magnificent, a dragon. Drexel has been offering online programs since 1996.
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Popular Programs and Degrees Online
Drexel University online offers bachelor’s programs in Nursing and Health, Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Education, General Studies, Psychology, Professional Studies, Property Management, and Technology. The online master’s programs from DU are in Nursing and Health Professions, Clinical Research, Business, Communication, Information Science/Systems, Engineering, Education, Sports Management, Arts, Hospitality Management, Construction Management, Project Management and Professional Studies. The university also offers a doctoral program in Nursing Practice.
In addition, the university also offers online certification programs in Nursing and Health Professions, Professional Studies, Clinical Research, Engineering, Education, Hospitality Management, Information Science/Systems, and Public Health.
The tuition fees are dependent on the programs chosen. However, the DU website has a detailed listing of the fee structure for different programs. Also, tuition fees for military and alumni members are cheaper than the regular rates.
Financial assistance is available in the form of Federal Aid and scholarships and grants such as FastWeb, The College Board, FinAid, Scholarship Resource Network Express, GoCollege, and Scholarships.com. Private education loans can also be availed, and the university has a good financial counseling system helping students to avail Federal Aid or private loans.
Awards and Recognition
- Drexel has been ranked in the category of Best National Universities in “America’s Best Colleges” for the eighth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.
- Drexel ranked sixth among national universities in the 2011 U.S. News list of the nation’s top “up-and-coming schools” released by U.S. News & World Report.
- Among the top 25 universities that have produced the most number of successful business leaders that have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 100 companies – Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
- Ramani Ayer – Former CEO of The Hartford Financial Services
- Albert Boscov – CEO of Boscov’s
- John C. Browne – Former Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Kenneth C. Dahlberg – Former CEO of SAIC and previously Executive Vice President of General Dynamics
- Ranjan Dash – Founder and CEO of Y-Carbon
- Raj Gupta – Former President and CEO of Rohm and Haas
- Jiang Mianheng – Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Steven Snyder – Former CEO of Net Perceptions
- Chuck Barris – Entertainer; creator of The Gong Show
- Howard Benson – Grammy Award nominated music producer
- David Kresh – Poet and reference specialist at the Library of Congress
- Peter J. Liacouras – Former President and current Chancellor of Temple University
- Celestino Pennoni – Former interim President of Drexel University from 1994–1995 and 2009–2010
- Alia Sabur – Child prodigy and Guinness World Record holder for “Worlds Youngest Professor”
- Elizabeth Gray Vining – Former tutor to Emperor Akihito of Japan
- Isaac Ambrose Barber – Physician and former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives
- Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack – Physician, former Maryland delegate for Harford County, Maryland
- Myrtelle Canavan – One of the first female pathologists, Canavan disease was named after her
- Rebecca Cole – The second African American woman to become a physician in the United States
- Matilda Evans – The first African American woman licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina
- Nancy E. Gary – Executive Vice President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- Anandi Gopal Joshi – Second Indian female physician to earn a medical degree through training in Western medicine
- Peter Mafany Musonge – Former Prime Minister of Cameroon
- Alassane Ouattara -Current President of Côte d’Ivoire
- Arthur Raymond Randolph – Federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- Celeste Riley – New Jersey General Assembly assemblywoman for the 3rd legislative district
- Harry Sidhu – Deputy Chairman for the City Council of Anaheim, California
- Paul Baran – One of the inventors of packet switching and a founding father of the Internet
- Samuel P. De Bow, Jr. – Former rear admiral in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- David H. Geiger – Architect and engineer inventor of air-supported fabric roof system used in domed stadiums
- Walter Golaski – Developer of the first practical artificial blood vessel replacement
- John Gruber – Creator of the computer markup language Markdown and the website Daring Fireball
- Jon Hall – Open source developer and advocate
- Vasant Honavar – Director of the Iowa State University Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory
- Moshe Kam – 49th President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- Bruce E. Maryanoff – Medicinal and organic chemist responsible for the drug Topiramate
- Cynthia A. Maryanoff – Winner of two American Chemical Society (ACS) National Awards
- Arlene Minkiewicz – Chief scientist at PRICE Systems
- James G. Nell – Engineer and systems integrator
- Bernard Silver -Early developer of barcode technology with Norman Joseph Woodland
- Norman Joseph Woodland – Inventor of barcode technology
- James P. Bagian – Astronaut, physician, colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves
- Christopher Ferguson – American astronaut and pilot
- Paul W. Richards – American astronaut and mechanical engineer
- Michael Anderson – Former NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs
- Jim Casciano – Head men’s basketball coach at the New Jersey Institute of Technology
- J. R. Castle – Former lacrosse player with the Philadelphia Wings
- Mark Gerban – Represented the Palestinian Rowing Federation at the 2005 World Rowing Championships
- Gabriela Marginean – Women’s National Basketball Association player formerly with the Minnesota Lynx
- Travis Mohr – Gold and silver medal winner in swimming events at the 2004 Summer Paralympics
- Jeff Parke – Professional soccer player with the Seattle Sounders FC and New York Red Bulls
- Malik Rose – Former NBA player with the Charlotte Hornets
Source: Wikipedia, Drexel.edu