It’s fair to say that Penn students don’t think much of Drexel. Scratch that — they don’t think about Drexel at all. So it may come as a shock that Drexel not only has a campus (!!!), but it also boasts some beautiful architecture, lively student life and a somewhat befuddling mascot. In other words, they may not be as different from us as we think.
Penn: The lovable and thoroughly frightening Quaker. Oh, sorry, the “Fighting Quaker.” Note to future universities: pacifists don’t make the most intimidating of mascots.
Drexel: A really badass dragon named “Mario the Magnificent.” Why not “Draco the Daring” or “Daryl the Deadly”? Coming up with alliterations that start with D isn’t that difficult.
Penn: The long–running Daily Pennsylvanian and a little doo–dad called Street.
Drexel: The Triangle, although the origins of the name remain a little unclear. Pascal’s Triangle? The Bermuda Triangle? A little mystery is always good for business.
Penn: Allegro: where the food tastes so much better after 2 a.m.
Drexel: The self–explanatory Drexel Pizza. It’s like Allegro’s pizza brother from another mother.
Most Dangerous Spot
Penn: 40th and Walnut. Between the McDonald’s, Rave Theater and FroGro, it’s like a holy trinity of crime.
Drexel: 40th and Walnut. They really are just like us.
Penn: An eclectic assortment of houses in varying states of decay.
Drexel: Gorgeous town houses with perfectly manicured lawns, Ionian columns and marble fountains. It’s good to be Greek.
Penn: Having sex under the button and peeing on Ben Franklin. Stay classy, Penn.
Drexel: If you rub the toe of the Drexel Dragon, you’ll have good luck. The Drexel Gent would be proud.
Penn: The Class of 1920s Commons, which boasts a menu of undercooked pizza, stale desserts and expired nacho cheese — oh, sorry, just puked in my mouth a bit there.
Drexel: The gorgeous Ross Commons, which includes flatscreen TVs, Victorian decor, billards tables and the popular brunch hotspot Sabrina’s Cafe. How is this fair?
Still not convinced Drexel is the place to hang? See our Top 5 things about Drexel here!
Images by Faryn Pearl