This year’s incoming class of Dragons will soon start out their new chapter at Drexel College — closing the ebook on what for them was an surprising finish to their higher faculty times, and for the College, marking the conclusion to 18 months invested apart with a triumphant return to campus this drop.


Not only is this course greater than past year’s, they are also just one of the most academically gifted and numerous that the College has ever viewed.


Are you itching to know extra about these very anticipated associates of the Course of 2025 and 2026? DrexelNow crunched the quantities with the support of Enrollment Administration and Scholar Success, and here’s what we realized:


Most notably, Drexel will welcome more than 2,800 initial-12 months learners this time period. This is right after receiving shut to 3,200 deposits back again in the spring, with a slide course that is an 20% increase from the incoming course of 2020.


“With the selection of higher-university graduates in the Northeast continuing to decrease, and the shift to more distant finding out thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a huge accomplishment to recruit a new class of this caliber and dimensions,” College President John Fry wrote in a concept to the Drexel neighborhood again in Could.


This new course has not only elevated in dimension, but in the vary of range in conditions of demographic and geographic composition. One in each and every five learners identifies as a racial or ethnic minority, and practically a single of each a few new Dragons is a first-generation college or university college student.


Almost 9% of this course is comprised of intercontinental learners, with the international locations boasting the most new Dragons becoming India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Pakistan and Ghana.


With an amazing variety of pupils signing up for our community from afar, we also just can’t wait to welcome the more than 41% coming to Drexel from correct right here in the Philadelphia location. The major 5 states our incoming course hail from include Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and California.


The incoming class of 2021 is also the very first to be welcomed via Drexel’s exam-optional admissions policy adopted last 12 months to offer bigger adaptability and ease some of the worry of the school admissions method throughout an previously complicated time.


Evelyn Thimba, senior vice president of Enrollment Management, stated the University is happy with the results of the inaugural cycle making use of a take a look at-optional admissions product.


“The adoption of this design was a direct result of the devastating influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on world-wide instructional devices, foremost to tests centre closures that lasted for months,” she said. “The info from this inaugural class offers even further proof of the unequal impression of the pandemic, specifically among communities of color. We have prolonged this pilot for an supplemental two admissions cycles, which will make it possible for us to accumulate info that will assistance us make educated conclusions on the potential of standardized tests needs for admission to Drexel.”


This new course features an boost of 20 details in the normal SAT score, as very well as the exact high university GPA (3.8).


In this article are some a lot more stats on our outstanding crop of new Dragons:

·      They call 41 unique states and 61 various countries dwelling.

·      52% feminine pupils

·      By ethnicity, this course consists of people who self-determine as:

o   41%  white or Caucasian

o   23% Asian

o   10% Hispanic

o   9% Worldwide

o   10% Black or African American

o   4% discover with two or extra races

o   Considerably less than 1% American Indian or Alaskan Indigenous / Pacific Islander

o   and 3% did not report.

·      32% are Pell-Grant eligible


All in all, we simply cannot hold out to welcome the incoming course of 2021 to Drexel’s campus, due to the fact no matter what way you seem it, they are definitely 100% Dragons!