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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
36 Madison Ave
Madison, NJ 07940
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
From Drew University

Founded in 1867, Drew University is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus called The Forest. Drew is a vibrant, diverse, friendly and personal university community right next to the powerhouse world capital of New York City. Our combinations of majors and programs, hundreds of internships and research opportunities, one-of-a-kind NYC semesters, numerous study abroad offerings and personal mentoring by stellar faculty guarantees purpose-driven, experience-based career readiness for every student, steeped in a connection to a lifelong, worldwide community.

This is exemplified through Launch, our unique undergraduate experience, which ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors and an experience-based résumé. Every Drew student graduates with at least two résumé-ready applied experiences and a combination of transferable skills that work across all paths and careers. Guaranteed.

Drew University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,993/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$36,801/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,634Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
34
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Somewhat privileged, but also creative
    35%
  • Privileged
    27%
  • Open minded
    12%
  • The most accepting, creative people you will meet
    8%
  • At the edge of typical
    4%
  • Quirky
    4%
  • Rude
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.45 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Small place where big things happen
    44%
  • Friendly
    22%
  • I hate it
    11%
  • Secluded
    11%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%
  • Waste of time
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    62%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    42%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

    Drew University Reviews

    534 reviews
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    I love the professors, my friends and athletics. I would not trade my experience for anything. I find my courses enlightening and challenging and the professors accessible and willing to help. The dorms and suites are very well maintained and clean. The town of Madison is wonderful and safe.

    I have met so many life long friends here - I could not be happier.

    I am also a student athlete and this experience is something I always dreamed of!

    The Forest, as Drew is nick named, is beautiful and quiet. I took one look and fell in love. I would highly recommend this University to undergraduates looking for a quality educaiton and experience.
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    Shifting to online classes was completed effectively and fluidly at Drew University. Professors were ready to make the necessary adjustments and to help students with any concerns they had as quickly as possible. Exams and quizzes were more difficult because professors allowed open-note exams, which was a challenge at times. However, professors appreciate students attending class everyday and the effort students exhibit even under stressing conditions. They are understanding that for some students being at home can be a distraction. They will require you to do all the work still, but are understanding if you have a hard time learning or completing the work on time.
    Do not come here unless you are really introverted or really extroverted: Drew is such a tiny school. Not only is it only 1,600 undergrads, about 10% of them are commuters and another 10% are a part of the INTO program, which is for international students that don’t speak English well. This makes Drew feel incredibly small, you will see a familiar face literally everywhere you go, and for some personality types this works well with, but I hate it. It forces introverted people to come out of there shell, and really extraverted people are happy because they get to be social 24/7. I just absolutely hated it because it felt like I’d never meet any new people and everyone knows everyone’s business. Please consider this before you come here, I really regret it.

    Drew didn't work for me, but there a few types of people that like it here: people here for the great financial aid, athletes, international students, hippies/socialists. Otherwise, don't come here, there's nothing for you.