Drexel University (Drexel University) was founded by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel in 1891 as the Drexel College of Arts, Science and Industry. The initial mission of the institution was to provide educational opportunities in "practical arts and sciences" for men and women of all backgrounds. The institution was called Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, and Drexel Institute of Technology gained university status in 1970 and became Drexel University.
Despite many changes in the first century, the identity of the university has remained unchanged. It is a privately controlled, non-sectarian, co-educational center of higher education characterized by its commitment to practical education and a professional environment. Hands. Drexel University was introduced in 1919 in the form of a cooperative education program focusing on the core aspects of career development. The plan became an integral part of the university’s unique educational experience. Participating students can choose alternate classroom study time, as well as full-time, practical work experience related to their academic and professional interests.
Between 1995 and 2009, under the leadership of Dr. Constantine Papadakis, Dr. Constantine Papadakis, its president, Drexel University underwent major changes to its curriculum, admissions and facilities. Papadakis oversaw the largest expansion in Drexel's history, increasing its endowment fund by 471% and student enrollment by 102%. His leadership also guided universities to improve the performance of university rankings, adopt more selective admission methods, and formulate more rigorous academic programs at all levels. It was during this period of expansion that Drexel acquired the former MCP Hahnemann University and took over its management, creating Drexel University of College in 2002. Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and was fully accredited by the American Bar Association in 2011.
Dr. Constantine Papadakis died of pneumonia in April 2009, but was still employed as the principal of the school. His successor, John Anderson Fry, was the president of Franklin & Marshall College and the executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania. Under Fry's leadership, Drexel continued to expand, including the acquisition of the Institute of Natural Sciences in July 2011.