When was the last time you walked down Chestnut, passed 34th and watched the signs turn from red and blue to blue and yellow? Was it for a burger at Shake Shack or stuffed Challah french toast at Sabrina’s? Maybe you bypassed it all and headed to 30th Street Station or Center City. Penn and Drexel may be just blocks apart, but given our level of interaction, you’d never know that.
So how does the other half of University City live? This week, Street hit their campus to do some digging. We collected and edited over 140 survey responses and spent some time on the streets of Drexel interviewing anyone would would talk to us. Now you know what Drexel actually thinks about you.
Drexel, as a school, is.....
a depression machine
a landgrab disguised as an academic institutional right
a good way to get a job
a construction zone
like Penn but more chill.
run like a business
fantastic: full of resources and up-and-coming
slowly making a name for itself
the nation's oldest up-and-coming university
Drexel students are.....
a mixed bag
an even split between people who care a lot and people who really don't.
busy and tired
here for the co-op
in a constant drunk/hungover cycle. Seriously, all these sirens...
rich, entitled, hipsters, black, white, Asian, Indian, and everything inbetween
sometimes too focused on industry instead of carving their own road.
Penn and Drexel are both.....
aware of each other
full of geeky kids--maybe less so at Penn
great schools Drexel is better
kinda mean to each other.
less important than they think
The first word that comes to mind when I think of Penn is.....
a fancier-looking campus (from the outside)
easiest Ivy League School to gain admission into
my cousin goes there. She's just better than us.
Penn, as a school, is........
a cultivator of white collar criminals
Better than Drexel
filled with rich kids
loud, at least the party houses near my apartment, especially during September.
made for students
Students who go to Penn are....
a bit snobby
annoylingly in shape
either super smart or have a trust fund
full of themselves
generally not people I would call friends
International, or affluent, or extremely intelligent receiving academic scholarship
like any other college student
partying more than they did in high school
slow walkers who take up the entire sidewalk
the brightest in the country academically. They're pushed too hard in impractical ways in their undergraduate classes, but they know how to make a future for themselves.
trying a lot harder than everyone at Drexel.
Drexel is more __________ than Penn.
based in reality
down to earth
Drexel is less ________ than Penn.
developed (in terms of eating and stuff)
focused on the humanities
of a namedropping school
*These survey results have been edited and condensed.