Drew in a Nutshell.

 

Drew in a Nutshell

A Few Quick Facts

  • Drew was founded as a seminary in 1867 and celebrates its sesquicentennial this year.
  • Drew University consists of three schools: the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
  • Drew’s hometown, Madison, NJ, is a 50-minute train ride from New York City and is among the safest cities in the nation.
  • Drew is home to 2015 Nobel Prize winner William Campbell, a long-time fellow in RISE, a unique, hands-on research program in which industry scientists guide undergraduate work.
  • The Princeton Review features Drew in The Best 382 Colleges and as one of only 50 Colleges That Create Futures.
  • Washington Monthly listed Drew among its “Best Bang for the Buck” schools.
  • New York City is our classroom where first-year seminars and courses on Wall Street, the U.N., contemporary art, media and communications, theatre and social entrepreneurship are offered.
  • Drew offers thousands 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.
  • Pre-law, pre-med, political science, psychology and sustainability are among our 50+ areas of undergraduate study.
  • Drew’s theatre program is ranked among the top five in the US.
  • The University is top ten in race/class interaction, according to The Princeton Review.
  • A typical undergraduate class size is less than 20 students.
  • On-campus housing is guaranteed for all four years.
  • Our undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1.
  • 94% of our students graduate in four years or less.
  • 94% of graduates have a job or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Our study abroad participation rate is 71%.
  • Drew opened New Jersey’s first “green dorm” in January 2009 and made The Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” list eight years in a row.
  • Each year, Drew brings high-profile politicians, journalists and public figures to campus, such as Seth Meyers, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Samantha Bee, Gail Collins, John Oliver and Joe Biden.

Class Profile

A statistical snapshot of the study body, based on the most recent entering class, unless otherwise noted.

• Average SAT: 1212

• Average GPA: 3.54

• Ethnicity: White 57%, Hispanic 20%, Black 8%, Asian 4%, Other 11%

• Geography: Students hail from 24 states and 18 countries

• Job Placement: 94% of the Class of 2016* was employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

• Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Psychology, Theatre Arts and Political Science

• Students Who Are Athletes: 25%

• Admission Rate: 63%

*Most recent data available