Drew University

Madison, NJ

Drew University

Madison, NJ

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Launch your future.

Founded in 1867, Drew University is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, connecting the campus with the community and immersive learning experiences as exemplified by Launch, Drew’s innovative approach to undergraduate education, which guarantees that every student graduates with a purpose-driven, community-guided path for success. Launch provides a structure for integrating life and career readiness into each year of the undergraduate experience, in the curriculum and beyond and makes it universal to all students. We make sure that every Drew student cultivates a support network of personal, academic, and professional mentors. In and out of the classroom, every Drew student develops the transferable workplace skills most sought by employers and graduate programs, from creative thinking and collaboration to problem solving and ethical thinking. And every Drew student is guaranteed at least two immersive experiences that are résumé ready—an essential part of a Drew degree. Guaranteed. With Drew, you graduate ready to launch, connected to a strong, lifelong community. 

Drew, which also includes Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and 148 full-time faculty members, 99% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field.

• Student-faculty ratio: 12:1 

• Average class size: 17 students

• Hundreds of internship opportunities at major employers such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Lincoln Center, Google, Sony Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and CNN 

• NYC Semesters focusing on Wall Street, the United Nations, contemporary art, theatre, communications and media, and social entrepreneurship

• A science program (RISE) that enables students to conduct original laboratory research under the tutelage of retired scientists

• Popular majors include Business, Psychology, Biology, Theatre Arts, and Economics.

• 94% of recent graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

• Undergraduate housing guaranteed for full-time students in good standing

• 22 NCAA Division III sports teams 

• 90+ student clubs and organizations

Visit campus 
Discover Drew Days enable you to hear from current students, tour the campus, meet professors, and ask questions. In addition, we strongly recommend a personal interview so we can learn more about you and your passions and discuss how Drew may be the right choice for you. To schedule a tour or interview, go to drew.edu/visit

Museum NYC Semester
As Drew continues to make plans for the shape of the fall semester, the University looks ahead to spring and announces its latest NYC Semester program, the Semester on Museums and Cultural Management.

Students will visit world-renowned museums like the American Museum of Natural History, the Guggenheim, the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian as part of the course designed to investigate the many facets—and professional pathways—of museums.

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TYPE OF SCHOOL: Private, liberal arts

CAMPUS: Drew is located on a beautiful wooded 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

enrollment: 1,700 undergraduates

NUMBER OF FACULTY: 148 full-time faculty members, 99% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: White 48%, Hispanic 19%, Black 8%, Asian 5%, other 20%; students hail from 38 states and 49 countries.

FINANCIAL AID: Drew reduced its tuition by 20% for fall 2018, rolling it back to 2010 levels. In addition, the University is generous with scholarships and financial aid, providing over $32 million to its students each year. Both domestic and international students can qualify for merit-based scholarships, which are based on previous academic achievement. These scholarships do not require any additional application, so students are automatically considered at the point of admission. Separate applications are required for Drew Action Scholars, Baldwin Honors, and Arts Scholarships. Need-based grants, loans, and work-study funds are also available by submitting the FAFSA. In addition, Drew is one of 10 private schools on Fiske’s “best buy” list and the only New Jersey School—public or private—in the top 20.

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: The SAT and ACT are recommended for admission; however, Drew is test optional. Students who elect not to submit test scores should have no grades below B on their high school transcript. 

Important codes:
• SAT/CEEB: 2193
• ACT: 2550
• FAFSA: 002603

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES:
• Early Decision I: November 1
• Early Action: December 1
• Early Decision II: January 15
• Regular admission: February 1
• $40 fee 

Majors
All available as minors
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Classics
Communications & Media
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies & Sustainability
• Finance
French
German Studies
History
International Relations
Italian Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Pan-African Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology

Public Health
Religion, Comparative
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Women’s & Gender Studies
Writing & Communication Studies

Minors 
American Studies
Applied Leadership
Applied Performance (Theatre & Dance)
Archaeology
Arts Administration & Museology
Dance
Data Science
European Studies
Film Studies
Holocaust Studies
Humanities
Italian
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Law, Justice & Society
Linguistic Studies
Medieval Studies
Middle East Studies
Photography
Russian
Statistics
Western Heritage
World Literature
Writing

Pre-professional Programs
Must be combined with a major
Anesthesiologist Assistant
Chiropractic
Dentistry
Engineering
Health Professions
Law
Medicine (DO)
Medicine (MD)
Nurse-Midwifery
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Podiatry
Veterinary Medicine

Combined Degree Programs
Business Management
Education
Engineering
Environmental Management
Finance
Forestry
Law
Medicine
Nursing
Nutrition/Dietetics
Software Engineering
Teaching

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