Students Say

Drew University features three major draws, according to current students: a gorgeous campus, a prime location (less than an hour from New York City by train), and strong academics. As at many schools, “some majors…are stronger than others,” and introductory classes tend to be large lectures, but “class sizes, especially in upper-level courses, are generally small,” which allows for “meaningful discussions.” Though some say the administration “tends to be aloof,” this obviously isn’t a problem with the faculty. Students say professors are “very approachable, accommodating, and enthusiastic about what they teach.”

Overview

Applicants
3,413
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
500 - 620
SAT Math
500 - 600
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Early Decision II
February 1

Regular
February 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Drew University features three major draws, according to current students: a gorgeous campus, a prime location (less than an hour from New York City by train), and strong academics. As at many schools, “some majors…are stronger than others,” and introductory classes tend to be large lectures, but “class sizes, especially in upper-level courses, are generally small,” which allows for “meaningful discussions.” Though some say the administration “tends to be aloof,” this obviously isn’t a problem with the faculty. Students say professors are “very approachable, accommodating, and enthusiastic about what they teach.” “They are quite engaging…have PhDs in the field that they teach, and…seem genuinely interested in helping us improve.” “They’re always there when students want extra help and are very understanding.” One happy English major tells us, “My professors have really encouraged me to pursue the most out of my education here. One provided me with the opportunity to read my original poetry in NYC with distinguished poets. Another has influenced my decision to write a senior thesis. Within my major, I feel like part of a family. All of my professors know me, and I think they truly care about my performance.” A neuroscience major raves, “Science professors will be acting out the material or showing demos of the material.” Study abroad opportunities also abound, and the proximity to New York City gives students amazing internship opportunities.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
268
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
91%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Leo P. Grohowski
Chief Investment Officer, BNY Mellon

Emilia Fabricant
Executive Vice President, Aeropostate, Inc.

Kevin Murphy
Screenwriter, Television Producer, Lyricist, Composer

Jennifer Velez
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services

Hon. Teresa Ruiz
New Jersey State Senator

Sanjay Mirchandani
Corporate VP VMware

Hon. Peter Verniero
Former Justice, NJ Supreme Court

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
78
Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,927

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$30,091

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,495

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,778

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$31,342

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,232
Required Fees
$982
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,128

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,388
Transportation for Commuters
$2,560

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

“A typical student at Drew is smart, driven,” and “hardworking, but still parties at least once a week.” “Talkative,” “outgoing,” and “social” also come up a lot when Drew students describe themselves. While some say “the typical Drew student is white, American, [and] from the East Coast,” “we have an abundance of students from diverse ethnic backgrounds,” and “there’s a lot of different types of people, from jocks to hipsters.” “There are jocks, theater junkies, musicians, premed students, international students, political science enthusiasts, and everything else.” “It’s mind-boggling how different the... undergraduates are,” but “with an outstanding number of clubs and other social groups, literally any student can find a group of people to click with,” and students suggest “to get the best experience out of Drew…you need to get involved.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,417
Out of State
31%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

62% female
38% male
31% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Life at Drew is typical of life on other small, Northeastern campuses, with a balanced blend of school-sponsored events, student clubs, and “of course, like any other college, students drink and party once the weekend comes, but it’s not the only focus here.” Students also enjoy heading off campus to nearby Morristown, and “trips to NYC are funded to go to museums, the outlet mall, basketball games, etc.” Also on campus is the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and students are happy to take advantage of work-study opportunities there, as well as performances. On campus, there are a lot of “activities—at least one every night,” and “facilities and living councils are constantly making improvements.” “Students tend to try and get their money’s worth by participating in as many opportunities as they can,” and whether it’s “environmental film screenings, a lecture by Anderson Cooper, or free food from the Polish Culture Club, there is always something you can become involved in.” “There are lots of alcohol-free events planned for the weekends,” “for example, sometimes performers like musicians or comedians come and perform, or sometimes there are guests.” Club Drew, “a club [night] once a month on campus with a DJ,” is well-attended.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
75
First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
97

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
9

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Rangers)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Fencing
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Rangers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups

Sustainability

Drew is home to an on-campus arboretum that serves as a laboratory for students enrolled in its Environmental Studies and Sustainability program. The major includes a science option, an environmental justice initiative, and a GIS center, and it provides opportunities to collaborate with many other departments on sustainability research projects. All majors complete internships, most with nonprofit environmental groups. An ACUPCC signatory, the university constructed New Jersey’s first LEED Silver dorm with a variety of eco-friendly features, including a geothermal heating and cooling system, energy-efficient light fixtures, water-efficient plumbing, and low-emissions paint. Drew’s Earth House is a sustainable living and learning community that provides a forum where environmentally concerned students can exchange ideas and views. Recycling is a community effort at Drew and mandatory for all students, staff, and faculty; the university recycles 100 percent of its landscape waste. Student groups—committed to the school’s declaration that “ colors are blue and green”—have flourished at Drew. The Drew Environmental Action League—DEAL, and the Graduate and Theology Student Environmental Group—TERRA, have emphasized awareness of ecological issues. Students for Sustainable Food was recognized by the nationally recognized Real Food Challenge as Regional Grassroots Leaders for their efforts to incorporate more local, organic, humane and overall sustainable foods to campus. Drew ensures that these leaders of today are well positioned to lead tomorrow; the university’s career center assists with research for green jobs, and provides information sessions and career panels with green jobholders, often headlined by Drew University graduates!

Green Rating
95
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
21%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Average Number of PC's per Lab
10

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Most students purchase their laptop from Drew, which Drew arranges with Apple and/or IBM/Lenovo.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
James Skiff
Director of College Admissions

Address
College Admissions
36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940

Phone
9734083739

Email
cadm@drew.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ehinger Center
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Simon Forum
Rose Memorial Library
Commons
The Ehinger Center (EC) has many resources and services that touch the daily lives of the Drew community. Located between most student residences and the academic centers on campus, the EC is a gathering place for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and guests. There are a variety of programs, resources, services, and facilities that have a meaningful impact on the community.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City (less than one hour away)
Meadowlands - NFL, NBA, NHL teams
Prudential Center - concerts, sports
NJ PAC Center - concerts, events
Short Hills Mall
Because of our close proximity to the rail station, Drew offers students the ability to hop a train to New York's Penn station. With direct rail service, students can be in midtown in less than 60 minutes. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the Frick Collection are among many accessible museums.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
drewathletics@drew.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1-night stay; no additional friends may

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Newark International Airport is 20 miles from campus. Private limousine services are available for the trip to and from campus. NJ Transit provides train service from NYC (Penn Station)to Madison, NJ. The Madison train station is about a mile from campus.

Local Accommodations
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Key Stats

3,413
Applicants
1,417
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate
1110
SAT Scores

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