Quote from charleybarley
hey, I applied to Drexel last month.. so we'll see how that goes. If I get in there then Im done
but if not, then I plan on applying to duquesne, villanova and maryland. streches for me are JHU (i don't think I have what it takes to get in there) and Jefferson ( don't think I can deal with another semester of chemistry :angryfire )
have you visited drexel? have any info about the school and what they are looking for? man I just hope I get in!
Yeah, I visited when they had one of their open houses. I'm not too familiar with Philly, but I had taken the AMTRAK in from Harrisburg, just under a 2 hr. ride, and from their I had walked maybe 10 blocks, after walking across some bridge, to Drexel. The area seemed pleasant enough. Some of the buildings and architecure within Drexel's immediate radius was very nice. Saw a lot of people biking along with the traffic, which did not seem to be near as crazy as New York's (cabbies). The facility was not anything to write home about compared to JHU's, but that is no biggey.
I can't tell you what they are specifically looking for. To be honest, I was more impressed with JHU's open house as they were more than forthcoming in their info, if you got them one on one, and really seemed eager to reel you in. All in all, what puts Drexel ahead of JHU is simply based on costs and time. I'd much rather pay half the tuition and finish 2.5 - 3 months earlier, largely due to age and familial responsibilites. Just my personal preference.
Good luck, CharleyB. Admissions says that we should have confirmation, one way or the other, by the end of June.