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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
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  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
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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.

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
$25,167/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,590/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,147/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,941/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,397/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,888/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,475Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Somewhat privileged, but also creative
    40%
  • Privileged
    25%
  • The most accepting, creative people you will meet
    10%
  • Open minded
    5%
  • At the edge of typical
    5%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Quirky
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Small place where big things happen
    42%
  • Friendly
    32%
  • I hate it
    11%
  • Secluded
    11%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Strict
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
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 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!
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My overall experience was not good because of the school, it is good because of what I made of it. It is really easy to go to Drew do nothing but school work and hide in your room all 4 years. I joined clubs, became an RA, got a campus job, went to UPB and other club events and even joined a club sport. There is a lot to do which is great. Most people at Drew are nice but there are clickish behave that comes with living with the same people for so long. Some students are so negative about campus life that it will start to drag you down to think negatively too, don't let it. Make your own opinion about Drew Univerity. Despite the negativity, I found groups at Drew that I would call family.
This school changed my life in so many ways. I had great professors, met great people who I am still in contact with and overall think back on my Drew days fondly. I had a graduate school experience at a larger state school after Drew and it was no where near what Drew was to me. If you are on the fence about going to a small school (I was at age 18), I immediately knew I made the right choice after less than a week here. The History department (at least back then) was excellent and I really liked the small classes. You will not get that at large schools, but ultimately it was the people I met there who made the experience such a positive one.