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
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.

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
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Cost

Net Price
$29,067/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,866/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,857/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,117/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,589/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,369/ 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
30%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
48%
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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If the academics (especially the Theater Department) were not as amazing as they are, i would have transferred. The food is slop, the dorms are terrible, the parties are lame, the clubs do nothing, and public safety is a joke. Not a fun safe place to spend your 4 years.
Girls, be aware that this college does not take rape or sexual assault seriously. They have let multiple people who have several charges against them for rape and sexual assault slide by with little to no repercussions. They are more concerned with stopping a party with music that is too loud than sending rapists to jail.
This school couldnt care less about the well being of the student body.
If you plan to go to Drew, be a commuter and save yourself the over priced room+board and food plan money and your sanity.
10/10 would not recommend.
Drew is a great university with a lot of opportunities for graduate school and jobs, however, you need to take advantage of them early on and not wait until last minute. Drew is quiet and serene, which is good but at times it can be too quiet. It can be very fun with a great group of friends at your side. Drew University is what you make of it, if you want it to be a great experience, get involved and simple take advantage of all academic and professional opportunities early on.
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.