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Welcome, accepted students

Comic by Alexander Grey

You’ve spent months frantically filling out college applications, spilling out your achievements and losing sleep over if you’ll get the big envelope in the mail. But now it’s time to face the hardest part: choosing where you want to spend the next few years of you life.

As you shuffle through various campus tours and accepted student days, don’t lose yourself in the process. The college you choose should reflect who you are and who you want to be in the future.

Drexel is constantly changing with the world, placing the university as a frontrunner in the realm of education. The one-of-a-kind co-op system that sets many students up for success is impressive —– but it does take a certain kind of student to successfully maneuver through the unruly quarter system.

Only you can decide if you’re okay with saying goodbye to summers and if you’re ready to ditch your Instagram for LinkedIn and your chucks for high heels or loafers. Drexel students are forced into adulthood a little sooner than most college students —– does that leave you excited or just plain scared?

If you are ready to battle the unpredictable landscape of Drexel, there’s a lot to look forward to.

Your backyard will be one of the coolest cities in the world with endless restaurants, concert venues, food trucks and museums just around the corner. While many of your peers are confined to a cookie cutter campus, the world is truly your oyster as a Philadelphia resident.

You can hop on the subwaysub at any hour of the day to compare all of Philly’s cheesesteaks. You can study on rooftops of skyscrapers. You can take casual walks to South Street and Old City. You’d be living in a city that people from all over the world visit. In fact, you can make fun of the tourists as you transform into a Philly native.

Drexel students are serious about their academics, but they know how to have fun too. We might become experts at interviews and elevator pitches in the classroom, but we don’t forget about the spontaneous street festivals that are constantly taking place. Suits and slacks may be at the front of our closets, but our concert gear and Eagles paraphernalia is still there too. If anyone knows about balance, it’s us Drexel students.

All colleges have their advantages and their downsides and this applies to Drexel too. At the end of the day, you need to think about what you want to get from your education. Stay true to who you are now, but don’t forget to factor in your future goals.

It’s not an easy decision, but take a step back and pat yourself on the back because you should be proud to be accepted to Drexel.