Founded in 1867, Drew University affirms its commitment to a useful liberal arts education, where students explore the arts, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities through hands-on learning in and out of the classroom.
Taught by faculty who become true mentors, guiding students toward their post-graduate plans, Drew students are doers, not spectators. They apply what they learn in the classroom to tackle issues in the wider world, using New York City and its vibrant suburbs for internships and community-based learning experiences. This is all based from the beautiful campus in Madison, New Jersey, affectionately known as “The Forest.”
• Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
• Average class size: 17
• 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
• Study abroad participation rate is 71% (placing Drew among the top 30 liberal arts colleges in the nation).
• Undergraduate housing is guaranteed for full-time students in good standing who meet housing deadlines.
• 20 NCAA Division III sports teams
• Over 90 student clubs
• 94% of the Class of 2016 were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
There’s no substitute for seeing for yourself. Come for a tour and a group information session to see Drew’s beauty while feeling its energy. Information sessions and tours begin at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm Monday–Friday and 10:00 am on Saturdays in the fall and spring. We strongly encourage an individual interview on campus, in your area, or by Skype. Interviews help us get to know you and help you get to know Drew better. Interviews also increase chances of admission and receiving a top academic scholarship. You can arrange an interview and/or schedule a tour and information session by going to drew.edu/visitinfo.
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: 1,600 undergraduates
NUMBER OF FACULTY: 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. No teaching assistants.
GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: White 57%, Hispanic 20%, Black 8%, Asian 4%, other 11%; students hail from 43 states and 45 countries.
FINANCIAL AID: Drew has 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 $2500 Civic Engagement and Arts Scholarships Need-based grants, loans, and work-study funds are also available by submitting the FAFSA.
TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: Drew is test optional. SATs and ACTs are accepted when submitted and are required for the top two academic scholarships. Students who elect not to submit test scores should have no grades below B on their high school transcript.
• SAT/CEEB: 2193
• ACT: 2550
• FAFSA: 002603
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: • $40 fee
• Early Decision I: November 15
• Early Decision II: January 15
• Early Action: December 15th
• Regular Admission: February 1
All are available as minors.
• Art History
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chinese Studies
• Communications & Media
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Environmental Studies & Sustainability
• German Studies
• International Relations
• Italian Studies
• Pan-African Studies
• Political Science
• Religion, Comparative
• Theatre Arts
• Women’s & Gender Studies
• Writing & Communication Studies
• American Studies
• Applied Leadership
• Applied Performance (Theatre & Dance)
• Arts Administration & Museology
• Data Science
• European Studies
• Film Studies
• Holocaust Studies
• Jewish Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Law, Justice & Society
• Linguistic Studies
• Medieval Studies
• Middle East Studies
• Public Health
• Western Heritage
• World Literature
Must be combined with a major.
• Anesthesiologist Assistant
• Health Professions
• Medicine (DO)
• Medicine (MD)
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant
• Veterinary Medicine
Combined Degree Programs
• Business Management
• Environmental Management
• Software Engineering
A 186-acre campus of sprawling greens and majestic buildings. Just a 10-minute walk to the Madison train station and you will find yourself in New York City in less than one hour. More than 50 Fortune 500 companies are based in Morris County. Madison is a sophisticated, metropolitan suburb and Main Street USA all in one. When the weekend rolls around, head to the beaches; ski the slopes; or hike or bike a nearby national wildlife refuge.