Drexel University
 


Drexel University

Introduction

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.​