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Drexel University LeBow College of Business


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3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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Tuition & Fees In-State: $290,696*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $290,696*

Average Salary: $72,104

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 79%

International: 15%

Minority: 15%

First generation college students: 36%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman Year

Acceptance Rate: 84%

Average SAT: 1,295

Average ACT: 30

Average GPA: 3.74

HS Class Top Ten: 42%**

*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 statistics 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. 62 in our 2023 rankings this year, dropping slightly from their No. 55 finish in 2022. LeBow was more selective with admissions this year, with an acceptance rate of 84% for the most recent incoming class as opposed to last year’s rate of 86.62%. The B-school had an average SAT score of 1295 for the incoming class this year – down some from last year’s score of 1310. 

LeBow made upward strides in terms of employment rates this year, with 78.95% of the Class of 2023 securing a full-time position within three months of graduation – up from 73.50% for their Class of 2022. Internship rates improved as well, with a good 95.40% of the Class of 2023 securing a business-focused internship before graduating – a nice increase from the 90% rate for the Class of 2022.

Of the three methodological categories, LeBow scored highest in Academic Experience, landing at No. 41.


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.

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. 


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 – six months as opposed to standard internships, which generally last two to three months. 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 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. 


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.

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

“In addition to the Cooperative education experiences I had an MIS class that used real-life applications,” said an alum. “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.”

A consulting project in one of my classes truly encompassed all aspects of business from the team-work, analysis, critical thinking, public speaking, and professional presentation.”

“Consulting courses – I did many real world consulting courses during my time at Drexel where I was able to help local businesses and communities in 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.”