Undergraduate Admissions.


Undergraduate Admissions

Launch your life at Drew. Launch—our one-of-a-kind, leading-edge path to a degree—syncs career development with rigorous academics and powerful community.

We are one of 10 private schools on Fiske’s “Best Buy” list, and the only New Jersey school—public or private—in the top 20.

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How to Apply 

At Drew, we take a holistic approach to reviewing your application and consider many factors in our decision, including your high school grades, course of study, recommendations, essay, extracurricular involvement and SAT/ACT scores, when submitted. There are three options when you apply to Drew: Early Decision, Early Action & Regular Decision.

High School Transcripts

Students electing not to submit SAT/ACT scores must present a strong high school transcript in a rigorous college-prep or honors curriculum and typically will have at least a B average. Students should indicate the desire to be considered under Drew’s test optional admission program when completing your application.

Admitted students who commit to Drew are required to submit a final high school transcript. Please request that your college counseling office send your transcript to Office of College Admissions, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

Your final transcript is required prior to the start of your first semester at Drew and the release of federal aid.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to rescind an an offer of admission and any scholarship award if a student’s academic performance falls below that upon which the admit and scholarship decisions were made.


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20% Lower Tuition

Let's be clear—college tuition is too high. So in fall 2018, we lowered our tuition by 20%.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Merit Scholarships
Drew is quite generous with financial aid and provides over $35 million to its students in financial aid 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. While SAT/ACT scores are not required for consideration for admission, only those who submit test scores are eligible to be considered for the Baldwin Honors Program, the Francis Asbury Scholarship or the Presidential Scholarship.

In addition to these merit scholarships, first-year students may also apply for Drew Action Scholars and the Drew Scholarship for the Arts. Drew Action Scholars is for students committed to community, innovation and global impact in a connected world. The Drew Scholarship for the Arts is for students who excel in the arts and plan to be an active member of the art community at Drew.

Need-Based Financial Assistance
In addition to merit aid, US citizens who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are also considered for need-based financial assistance. Limited need-based funds are also available to international students who submit the International Student Financial Aid Application.

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Combined Degree Programs

Draw from the resources of not just one, but two great universities.

A Bachelor of Arts in engineering plus a Bachelor of Science in five years. A bachelor’s degree and law degree in six. Apply simultaneously to a liberal arts program and a medical school. We offer you several combinations of degrees you can earn in combined degree programs—all at world-class schools.

Take one of these paths, and not only could you have both of your degrees earlier—and at lower cost—than otherwise, you’ll also have mentorship and resources from both universities along the entire way.

Educational Opportunity Scholars (EOS/EOF)

The Educational Opportunity Scholars program is a partnership between the New Jersey Commission of Higher Education and Drew University. Within this partnership, the program provides access to higher education and support for highly motivated students who exhibit the potential for success, but come from families of low income and lack access to the quality educational preparation necessary to attend college. The program provides direct services designed to promote persistence through degree completion. Furthermore, the program supports innovative educational initiatives, support services and leadership development activities to enhance the student's chance for academic success.