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Drexel hits top rank for research institutions

Drexel University’s reached the top.

The West Philadelphia school has landed prestigious R1 status, the highest level a research university can reach in a key higher education classification system.

As a result, Philadelphia’s now home to three top-tier research institutions — joining the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, which reached R1 status in 2016 — and that’s big news for the region’s innovation-driven economy.

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