The Forest Is Growing
A strong start to Drew University’s sesquicentennial year.
August 2017 – Drew University enters its 150th year with much to celebrate.
The University in The Forest is welcoming substantially more first-year, transfer and international students, and retaining them at a much higher rate. Drew has also added new majors and minors, dual-degree programs and New York City semesters.
Drew has experienced a 27 percent increase in incoming students in three years, and seen an increase of 50 percent in transfer students in four years. Also, first-to-second-year retention has increased from 76 percent to 87 percent in four years.
The school’s number of international students has grown 195 percent in four years. Drew now ranks 32nd nationwide in number of international students among liberal arts colleges, and will soon break into the top 25.
Additionally, Drew just launched several new liberal arts majors and minors—including media & communications, creative writing, film studies, data studies and statistics—new professional dual degree programs in partnership—in nursing, software engineering, law and teaching—and two new New York City semesters—in social entrepreneurship and theatre. Also, enrollment has increased in Drew’s graduate programs, new programs will be rolled out during the next few years and Drew Theological School—Drew’s founding institution—will introduce new curricula for several of its degrees.
Drew honors the strength and growth of its last 150 years by ensuring strength and growth for its next 150 years.