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
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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

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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 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 17 responses
Report
  • Somewhat privileged, but also creative
    47%
  • Privileged
    29%
  • 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.34 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Small place where big things happen
    38%
  • I hate it
    13%
  • Secluded
    13%

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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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.
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.