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Is drexel university located in a great area in philadelphia?

I was wondering could a Philadelphia native/Drexel student offer any information on the environment around Drexel University as it pertains to the quality of the neighborhood in Philly? Like are there a lot of attractions/restaurants, etc. Is there a lot of criminal activity? Thx in advance!!

Asked By: - 4/9/2010
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University City, which roughly encompasses the penn and Derexel campuses is fairly nice, a little trendy and very "student friendly". Just a word of warning, don't wander outside of the University City confines. Some of the most dangerous parts of the city surround it. Philadelphia, Penn and Drexel Police do a great... More
Answered By: impaler19120 - 4/13/2010
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I'd say it's OK. The "University City" area (Drexel and U Penn) has a little bit of a reputation for crime and parts of it are a little seedy, but it's pretty safe and most of the crime I've heard of is relatively petty, such as bike theft. There are a lot of police patrols around the area which probably is an... More
Answered By: Randy P - 4/10/2010
 
I lived in the area as a young adult, not as a student. I enjoyed the neighborhood, and didn't think there was much crime. Maybe it's changed recently... More
Answered By: Dorothy C - 4/10/2010
 
Drexel is in an OK enough of an area if you're smart, but it does essentially border what would be considered to be the "ghetto" by some... More
Answered By: jdm - 4/12/2010
 
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