Drew Is Tops Nationwide in International Students, Study Abroad
Top 10% in international students, top 15% in study abroad, only N.J. school on both lists.
November 2017 – New rankings from the Institute of International Education reveal that Drew University is top 10% nationally in enrolling international students and top 15% in undergraduate participation in studying abroad. Drew is the only New Jersey school in these rankings.
“Drew has built a solid record for both incorporating international students into our community and providing dozens of study abroad opportunities,” President MaryAnn Baenninger said. “So, all our students—international and domestic—learn and use skills that matter in a global economy.”
In the institute’s 2017 Open Doors Report, Drew ranks 19th among baccalaureate schools nationwide for enrolling international students and 30th for undergraduate participation in study abroad programs.
Drew’s Center for Global Education offers undergrads more than a dozen options for studying abroad. For the last academic year, the most popular destinations were Ireland, South Africa and Spain. Other programs are based in Italy, France, Greece, the U.K., China, South Korea and Ghana.
IIE’s international students ranking reflects enrollment across all three of Drew’s schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and Drew Theological School. Between the fall of 2013 and fall of 2016, the percentage of international students studying at those schools more than doubled. And as classrooms have become more diverse, so have Drew’s course and program offerings.
The end result is a campus that looks and feels more like the global melting pot that students will join once they graduate. For more on the 2017 Open Doors Report, click here.