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Drexel University,at Philadelphia, Pa.; coeducational; founded 1891 by Anthony J. DrexelDrexel, Anthony Joseph
, 1826–93, American banker and philanthropist, b. Philadelphia. He entered (1838) at an early age the well-known banking firm of Drexel and Company, founded by his father, Francis Martin Drexel, an Austrian immigrant.
..... Click the link for more information. , opened 1892, chartered 1894 as Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry. It was renamed Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936 and gained university status in 1970. Drexel was a pioneer in cooperative education and continues to offer a curriculum with alternating periods of academic and professional work. Research facilities include a computer-aided design engineering center, a robotics laboratory, and an electronic music laboratory. In 2002, MCP Hahnemann Univ. (representing the merger of the Medical College of PennsylvaniaMedical College of Pennsylvania,
formerly in Philadelphia; chartered and opened 1850 as the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania; became Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania 1867, Medical College of Pennsylvania 1970. It was the first women's medical college in the world.
..... Click the link for more information. and Hahnemann Medical College) became the Drexel College of Medicine.