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Drew University Stats, Info and Facts

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1,589 Students

63% Admitted

  • 2,117 full time
  • 25 part time
  • 651 men full time
  • 938 women full time
  • 3,604 applied
  • 1,997 admitted
  • 419 enrolled

1,537 Undergraduates

$38,668 Tuition/Year

  • 910 Graduates
  • 72 Non-Degree
  • $38,668 in state
  • $1,157 fees
  • $14,108 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: United Methodist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Diamond from Mesa, AZ
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  • Drew University is a small, diverse, and intensive study community that encourages and supports its students to engage in academic discussions (whether spoken or written) to foster and develop their…

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  • MimiXD
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  • Drew University is a small college where you're able to get a better grasp of your work. It's an alright school with a good learning environment. If you're looking for…

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  • Anne from Madison, NJ
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  • Drew is a great place to figure out what field of study best suits you. It's small enough to get to know your professors and vice versa, but big enough…

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  • Brandon from Newark, NJ
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  • Drew offers a wide variety of opportunities for aspiring individuals. The science program is vast and there are research opportunities that would benefit many. Its a great place for many…

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  • Nicole from Middletown, NJ
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  • Drew is a very tightly knit community, and is incredibly liberal on most social issues. The range of different majors present on the campus provide for a very distinctly diverse…

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Mission Statement

Founded in 1867, Drew University is 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 guarantees purpose-driven, experience-based career readiness for every student, steeped in a connection to a lifelong, worldwide community.

This is exemplified through Launch, our unique undergraduate experience, which ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors and an experience-based resume. Every Drew student graduates with at least two resume-ready applied experiences and a combination of transferable skills that work across all paths and careers. Guaranteed.

Drew University
  • Located in Madison, NJ
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,589 students enrolled
  • 63% admitted
  • $38,668 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Sean from NJ
  • I am a current student here

    The environment at Drew is AMAZING!! Everybody is really friendly and we're always happy to accept new people! Although we aren't a party school by any means we do have our fair share of fun parties that occur just about every weekend. If you aren't in to the party scene that's okay too, because there are plenty of places on campus for you to hang out friends or just be alone even. Aside from the people, the campus it's self is also pretty cool, It's basically surrounded by forest (our school's nickname is The University in the Forest). The wildlife on campus is like a 24 hour nature documentary, It's pretty entertaining. However if you want to spend a day outside of the campus it's a less than 10 minute walk into down town Madison NJ. and about a 45 minute train ride to NYC.

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  • 5
  • Andrew from Portland, ME
  • I am a current student here

    There is a lot to do on campus. While I have to walk everywhere there is bingo (Ipad/ipods are normally the big prizes) once a month, a performer (free) every other Thursday night, many special events( Recycled percussion, Axis of Awesome, Baby Wants Candy, Food Dude, etc), great performances from the Drama Department (one play in progress a week, four main stage, one directors workshop, and a dance show per semester), lots of fun theme parties (Suitcase Dance, Silent Rave, Harry Potter Up All Night), and many fun excursions into the city.

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  • 5
  • Dara from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a past student here

    Don't be fooled by people who say everyone goes home on the weekends. I loved Drew because the option to go home was there and pretty much every Junior and Senior has a car on campus. But because I was involved in clubs at Drew I was always busy. There are so many activities going on at Drew that you could be busy with something new every day!

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  • 3
  • Deborah from Edison, NJ
  • I am a past student here

    The campus is beautiful (heavily wooded, old buildings), but outside of academics, Drew is disappointing. There's a lot of red-tape, some departments (e.g., health services, public safety) are quite unprofessional, and the social life is often poor.

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  • 4
  • Eve from North Bergen, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Ever heard of the ol' quote, Life is what you make of it? This undeniably applies to student life at Drew. I will be honest: when I first arrived at Drew, I did not fall in love with it within the first few days or even with in the first couple of weeks. It took time for the school and campus life to grow on me. I think it was because my expectations were too high. I wanted to love it immediately without putting any effort into making the most of my life here. I think the trick to falling in love with any university is to get involved! For such a tiny school, Drew has a ridiculous amount of clubs and organizations, sports, internship opportunities, and campus jobs to immerse yourself in. There isn't much to do off-campus, because Madison is a very suburban town mostly filled with boutiques and restaurants, and the neighboring towns are not-so-cheap train rides away. But if you want to have fun, you can make it happen! So don't coop yourself up in your room all day. I've found that the people I know here who are truly unhappy are those who coincidentally are not involved (physically or emotionally). This is NOT the way to go. You must be interactive and social - even if you are shy or introspective by nature, like me, apply your social skills and you will find that it is easy to have fun on campus. I am someone who has never been very interested in sports, but in November, I joined the Varsity Fencing team - and later, began to take up free fitness and exercise courses offered at Drew. Get involved!

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