President's Announcement of Drew's Inclusion on Fiske's Top Ten "Best Buy" Private Colleges List, 7/18/19.


President’s Announcement of Drew’s Inclusion on Fiske’s Top Ten “Best Buy” Private Colleges List, 7/18/19

Dear Drew community,

Happy summer! I write in the hopes you are all finding moments this summer to relax, reflect, and enjoy the people and things that mean the most to you. Here in The Forest, as many who are on campus know, we’re enthusiastically awaiting the arrival of the Class of ’23 next month, and just last week we received some exciting news, which I want to share with you. Fiske’s Guide to Colleges ranked Drew among its top 10 “Best Buy” private colleges and universities nationwide. And Drew is the only New Jersey school—public or private—in the top 20.

Our community has always understood the value and excellence of a Drew education, and for this reason it’s especially gratifying to be so significantly recognized for the quality of our academics in relation to the cost of attendance. Only 10 private schools in the nation make this list, and Drew is one of them.

Less than two years ago, working together, we reduced our tuition, effective for academic year 2018–19, so that our prospective students and their families would be able to see the true cost of an education at Drew, and more importantly see the value and excellence the University has to offer. That measure was one in a series of investments in Drew’s strengths—from adding majors and New York City semesters, to facility improvement and expanding our athletics program, to Launch, our unique undergraduate experience that makes universal for our students those attributes that have always defined us: extraordinary faculty mentoring, alums ready, willing and able to serve as mentors, learning in the “real world,” and taking advantage of our unparalleled location.

With this top 10 “Best Buy” ranking, it is even more clear that a Drew education is a truly worthy investment.

Thank you for taking the time to share this good news with us, and enjoy the rest of your summer!


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