Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel to provide educational opportunities in the “practical arts and sciences” for women and men of all backgrounds. The Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status in 1970, becoming Drexel University. On July 1, 2002, Drexel entered a new era as Philadelphia’s technological leader in health sciences education, when the University was officially united with the former MCP Hahnemann University.
Drexel is organized into eight colleges: Arts and Sciences, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University College of Medicine, Engineering, Information Science and Technology, Media Arts & Design, Nursing and Health Professions, Goodwin College of Professional Studies and three schools: Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Education, Public Health.
Drexel offers five associate’s, 62 bachelor’s, 63 master’s and 35 doctoral degrees, in addition to two undergraduate certificates, six post-baccalaureate certificates and one professional degree (medicine)
LeBow College of Business
Recognized by Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report and Entrepreneur for superior programs, Drexel University's LeBow College of Business continues to build upon the legacy of Drexel University founder and eminent financier Anthony J. Drexel. The College strives to empower, enrich and inspire future business leaders through an innovative, strategic approach to business education defined by leadership and ethics, industry perspectives and technological orientation.
LeBow College's interdisciplinary curricula are accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and integrate corporate governance, industry forums, solid business foundations, and other core competencies in its bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as custom corporate programs. The College has an outstanding reputation for leadership, corporate partnerships, technological strengths, and flexibility to meet the demands of today's business world.