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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NAIA Division III
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
Address
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
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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.

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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
56%
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,876/ 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
$35,351/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,475Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
30
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Somewhat privileged, but also creative
    36%
  • Privileged
    24%
  • Open minded
    12%
  • The most accepting, creative people you will meet
    8%
  • At the edge of typical
    4%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Quirky
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Small place where big things happen
    46%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • I hate it
    8%
  • Secluded
    8%
  • 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
    67%
    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
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    Drew University Reviews

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    There are so many things that make Drew University stand out. From the location and convenience to academic opportunities in New York City, to their amazing study abroad experiences. Drew’s very great teaching staff has added towards my learning experience and has exponentially furthered my knowledge in the field I am pursuing. It’s a choice I’m proud I made!
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    I personally enjoyed Drew University very much! I had wonderful experiences there, and everyone on the campus was incredibly friendly! Overall student life there is very good. Although I am not involved in the athletics there, I have friends who are, and they have nothing bad to say. As far as food goes, they have many options, even for those with dietary restrictions.
    Drew University is a small liberal arts college in suburban New Jersey, about 45 minutes from New York by train. The university offers a wide range of courses, from the arts to the hard sciences. Our theater department is nationally renowned, and our math department recently received a $1,000,000 gift from an alumnus to be used to hire new faculty. Speaking of faculty, they are great. Almost every professor I have worked with at Drew has taken my needs as a student into account and has gone out of their way to help me. On the other hand, the administration could be better. As well, the food is pretty awful and tuition is exorbitant, but that doesn't take away from the unique academic experience. I have learned so much at Drew and my time here has helped me prepare for grad school and beyond in more ways than I can count. I strongly suggest every high school senior at least come take a tour of Drew!