Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

Drexel University LeBow College of Business

#47

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: May 10, 2022.

Contact Information

Location:
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Admissions Office:
215.571.3767

Tuition & Fees In-State: $241,998*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $241,998*

Average Debt: 32,721

International: 12%

Minority: 15%

First generation college students: 31%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman Year

Acceptance Rate: 83%

Acceptance Rate Transfers: 75 (as of 2020)%

Average SAT: 1,286

Average ACT: 27

Average GPA: 3.64

HS Class Top Ten: 6%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business came in at No. 47 in this year’s rankings, improving 4 spots from last year’s ranking of No. 51, way up from 2020’s ranking of No. 64. LeBow was more lenient with admissions this year, with an acceptance rate of 82.84% as compared to last year’s rate of 73.08%, and the B-school had an average SAT score of 1286, up slightly from last year’s 1271.

LeBow held strong this year in employment and internship outcomes. Despite the COVID-19 economic downturn, 82.05% of the Class of 2021 secured a full-time position within three months of graduation, the same rate as the Class of 2020, and 87% of the Class of 2021 secured a business-focused internship before graduating — compared to last year’s employment outcome of 89%. In 2019, career outcomes varied slightly but didn’t change all that much, with 78.95% securing full-time employment and 87% of the Class landing an internship. 

With a unique co-op program and experiential learning opportunities, the LeBow College offers students the tools they need to succeed in their chosen field. 

INNOVATIVE BUSINESS MAJORS 

LeBow offers a plethora of undergraduate majors including Business & Engineering, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Legal Studies, Management Information Systems, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics, Organizational Management, Sports Business, Esports, Real Estate Management & Development, Technology Innovation Management, and General Business.

Real Estate Management & Development and Esports are the latest additions to the business major portfolio at Daniels. The real estate program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that covers the ins and outs of the field of real estate management. Students in the program apply their studies in Philadelphia’s real estate market. The Esports program looks at the industry of competitive video gaming and delves into the intricacies of game design, game management, and the required business administration core. 

While many B-schools offer the general business majors in Marketing or Finance, few can offer programs in fields such as Esports or Sports Business. LeBow’s constant innovation in its undergraduate business major portfolio helps ensure students have access to relevant knowledge and cutting-edge industries. 

EXPANSIVE CO-OP PROGRAM 

The co-op program is a cornerstone of the LeBow experience, allowing students the opportunity to alternate academic study with full-time employment, gaining practical experience in their field of study prior to graduation.

What makes the LeBow co-op program unique is the duration. Students participate in six-month co-op experiences as opposed to standard internships, which generally last two to three months. By offering a longer experience, LeBow can ensure that its students are gaining a thorough understanding of their chosen field and developing the proper experience to succeed. LeBow alumni across the board view the co-op program as the “signature experience” that played a key part in their business education.

“Drexel’s Unique Cooperative Learning experiences connected me with two years of work experience at a nationwide media telecoms company and a smaller design firm so the range of available work experiences contributed to an easier hiring process upon graduation,” one 2018 alumni told us. 

“I was able to do three, six-month internships with the Boston Red Sox, Johnson & Johnson, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.,” another 2018 alumni said. “Furthermore, I was able to network with Drexel alumni to have an academic internship while in classes with the Philadelphia Phillies.”

By the time they graduate, LeBow students have a strong resume filled with years of work experience — giving them a leg up from other graduates who rely on short three-month internships. 

STRONG EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING 

Aside from the co-op experiences, another key characteristic of the LeBow education is the strong sense of experiential learning within the classroom. LeBow students don’t just study the course material, but also apply it to real-life situations. Experiential learning allows students to understand business knowledge at a deeper level and offers them valuable experience that they can point to in internship and job interviews. 

Many 2018 alumni we surveyed highlighted the strong experiential learning component integrated into LeBow courses.

“I took a course in data analytics which led me to spearhead my current company Cypris,” one 2018 alumni said. “We’re a marketplace & search engine for patents. Currently doing IP data analysis for leading universities & r&d teams. In January we were named a top 50 startup to watch in 2020 by BuiltIn. I wouldn’t be where I am today without that course.”

“In addition to the Cooperative education experiences I had an MIS class that used real-life applications,” said another. “We worked with a class in a technical college in India to develop an app for a client in New Jersey. It showed the difficulties of international business and communication challenges faced as a liaison between the customer want and the technical expected outcome.”

Whether it’s through experiential learning within the classroom or valuable work experience outside the classroom via the co-op program, LeBow students are given a comprehensive business education that enables them to succeed post-grad.

Alumni say:

“I was able to partake in a six-month-long co-op/internship. This was a unique aspect of Drexel in which very few, if any, have to offer. The internship was in my field of study at a reputable company, and without Drexel, I would not have gotten this experience.”

“Drexel University taught me how to allocate my time throughout the year for the better. They pushed me to use all my available time to stimulate my mind. We had year-round classes, co-ops (internships), and rest time. Every moment throughout the year had a purpose, in order to prepare me to be my best self. They put me in the corporate banking world at the age of 19 – in order to gain real work experience. Drexel University really felt tailored to making me a professional in today’s world. Thanks to my alma mater, I know how to dedicate my time and what’s important to achieve all my goals.”

“Drexel is known for their co-op program. Working at an Asset Management Firm at the age of 19 was a dream come true. The benefits of the co-op program is it showed me what I desire and want I don’t desire in the workforce. It prepared me for the real world.”
“Consulting courses – I did many real world consulting courses during my time at Drexel where I was able to help local businesses and communities to Philadelphia, a family in Kingston, Jamaica, and the Department of Justice. Additionally, through co-op students at Drexel gain real world and applicable knowledge that sets us apart from every university, including the ivy leagues.”
“I participated in co-ops, which gave me 18 months of work experience prior to graduating, that was very helpful, additionally I participated in the global classroom launched by the business school which worked on my technology skills, and soft skills early in my Drexel career.”

WHERE THE CLASS OF 2020 WENT TO WORK:

  • KPMG (13)
  • Goldman Sachs (8)
  • PwC (8)
  • Amazon (7)
  • BlackRock (6)
  • Comcast (5)
  • SAP (5)
  • Drexel (4)
  • EY (4)
  • JPMorgan (4)
  • Vanguard (4)