International Students: Launch Your Life.


International Admissions

Personal Connections With Faculty.
Big-World Opportunities.

Step on to Drew’s campus and you will see why it is called “The Forest.” Here you’ll find interactive classes where professors know you by name and faculty mentors who are your real-life Yoda.

Set in suburban New Jersey just 26 miles west of New York City, Drew offers one-of-a-kind semesters in the Big Apple that cover everything from the United Nations, Wall Street and theatre to media and communications, contemporary art and social entrepreneurship.

Also, the many corporate headquarters and research laboratories in our neighborhood sponsor academic internships that put our students on a path to success around the world.

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International Student Checklist

*Items are part of the Common Application

**All foreign college/university transcripts must be submitted to an outside agency such as the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation. Once the transcript has been evaluated the agency will forward the record to Drew along with the original transcript.

20% Lower Tuition

Let's be clear—college tuition is too high. So we're lowering our tuition by 20%.

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Aid and Scholarships

Merit Scholarships
International students can qualify for merit-based scholarships, which are based on previous academic achievement. These scholarships do not require any additional application, so you’ll be automatically considered at the point of admission.

In addition to merit scholarships, first-year students may also apply for a Civic Engagement Scholarship and a Drew Scholarship for the Arts. The Civic Engagement Scholarship rewards students for community service while 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
Limited need-based funds are available to international students who submit the International Student Financial Aid Application. Students are encouraged to apply early while maximum funds are available to offer.

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Admissions Requirements for High School Students

  • Secondary/high school diploma
  • In-country equivalent of 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 80 (18 minimum subscores), IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores) or completion of INTO Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C (language requirement may be waived on an individual basis based on SAT/ACT scores or previous study in English-speaking country)
  • Submission of supporting documents for review

Do you need more English language preparation? Consider applying to INTO Drew University.

Transfer Students

Drew welcomes transfer students from around the world. In addition to submitting the materials listed above transfer students should also submit transcripts from all prior colleges or Universities.

International transfer applicants are required to provide an accurate conversion of previous college course work to United States course equivalencies. Many international transfer students use World Educational Services to provide these equivalencies. Be sure to always request the “course to course” evaluation report.

INTO Drew University

INTO New York at Drew University offers two innovative programs for international students who require additional academic preparation or English language support and who may not meet requirements for direct admission to Drew’s Bachelor of Arts program.

Introducing ZeeMee

At Drew, we know you are more than a collection of test scores and course grades. In an effort to “look a little deeper,” we partner with ZeeMee, a free service that can help you bring your application to life. Adding your ZeeMee to your application is as easy as copying your profile URL to the field available on the CommonApp. Including your ZeeMee profile is completely optional, however, and the review of your application will not be delayed if you choose not to include it.

Combined Degree Programs

Drew 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. How about a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Management in under 5 years? 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—but also mentorship and resources from both universities along the entire way.