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
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Drew University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division III
Athletic Conference
Landmark Conference
Address
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Website
From Drew University

Founded in 1867, Drew University is a private, liberal arts university in Madison, New Jersey. 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 all add up to a customized education that primes students for lifelong satisfaction and success.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Drew University

Cost

Net Price
$27,102/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,359/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,418/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,956/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,006/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,549/ year

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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,475Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Somewhat privileged, but also creative
    44%
  • Privileged
    31%
  • At the edge of typical
    6%
  • Open minded
    6%
  • The most accepting, creative people you will meet
    6%
  • Typical New Jersey?
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Small place where big things happen
    40%
  • I hate it
    13%
  • Secluded
    7%

After Drew University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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Words cannot describe what this school has done for me. I have read many reviews that seem to give it a bad rap simply because of it's size. YES it is quiet on the quad sometimes, as only about 1,500 undergrads attend the school. YES it would be lovely to pass a new stranger every few steps on a beautiful, sunny day while walking down the path. However, when it's rainy and life isn't easy and every single fellow Drew student you walk by offers you their umbrella and engages you in small talk about that professor that you all know, you will realize that coming to the forest was the best decision you have ever made. 1,500 of the finest people you'll ever meet.
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Drew University is an AMAZING school that had provided me with a very strong academic education, solid business connections but most importantly, life long friendships which, as those who may be a little older, are what really matter in life. I left Drew, went on to an Ivy grad school and currently do very well in business. The relationships and memories made at Drew are priceless. Drew provided a solid foundation for life. I think Drew is a hidden gem in the national ranks.
Drew University is a great place in a perfect location. Madison, NJ is such a nice, safe town that is great to relocate to after graduating. You also have the luxury of going into NYC as a student or working there after graduating. The professors at Drew are one-of-a-kind. They are very passionate about what they teach and truly care about their students. At Drew you will feel a great sense of community which is important when you are in such a major life transition. Almost everyone I know who graduated from Drew is doing great in careers or graduate school because we were so well-prepared.