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Drew University Named One of The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges

Earns Top 20 praise from students for theater, inclusion

August 2020 – Drew University has once again made The Princeton Review’s annual guide to top colleges in the country.

The publication’s 2021 edition of The Best 386 Colleges applauds Drew’s abundance of majors and minors and related internships; study abroad options, including seven NYC Semesters; the “standout” science departments and top-ranked theatre program; and, of course, the “incredibly engaging” professors who go “above and beyond.”

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Drew's theatre productions received praise yet again.

Only 13 percent of the nation’s schools are included on the selective list, which Drew has made every year since it debuted in 1992.

Drew was also featured on two supplementary ranking lists, placing in the nation’s top 20 in Best College Theater and Lots of Race/Class Interaction categories. Drew was the only school in New Jersey to be featured on either top 20 list.

These rankings are compiled entirely based on student survey feedback and represent high scores for the questions, “How do you rate your college’s theater productions?” and “Different types of students (black/white, rich/poor) interact frequently and easily.”

One surveyed student noted the theatre program is “comprehensive in such a way that every graduate of the program will have at least tried every single part of the theatrical process.”

“Drew students are the type that see a $50 bill in the street and find the person who dropped it,” said an undergrad about the student body.

The school was also selected as one of The Princeton Review’s best Northeastern schools in a separate list, and remains on the publication’s Best Values (2020) and Green Colleges (2019) guides.

The rankings come on the heels of another bit of national recognition—last month, Fiske Guide to Colleges placed Drew among the nation’s top 10 private schools in their annual ‘Best Buy’ rankings for the second consecutive year.

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