“I walked on campus and my heart chose for me”
—Shandra E. McManus, English and history major
One of the best things about living on a campus nicknamed the Forest? This. Late-afternoon sunlight filtered through a canopy of russet orange. The soft rustle of leaves as an autumn chill gathers. A crunch underfoot as students crisscross Hoyt Lawn. It’s for real.
Walk through Drew’s Hall of Sciences and this is what you’ll see—students clustered around a bench, working on a research project or puzzling through a lab. Here, research isn’t something only professors do.
Two brothers gifted Drew with the building that became the heart of full-impact learning on campus. Dedicated in 1929, it is not named for their family, the Baldwins, but rather their fellowship. That spirit lives on in the academic community at Drew.
Sure, we’ve got 18 NCAA Division III teams to join. But sometimes a pickup game on a cold winter day is also our style.
Our Concert Hall is an acoustical gem. Designed with precise detail down to the seating fabric, this is where one of the top chamber ensembles in the country—the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center—performs when not at New York’s Lincoln Center. It’s that good.
Drew was founded in 1867 as a Methodist theological seminary. While the College of Liberal Arts has no religious affiliation, the communally minded ideals of Drew’s founders can be found in today’s graduates, spreading out from the Forest to make a mark on the world.
Our mascot may be the Ranger Bear, but here in the Forest, you’re bound to see a squirrel or three. Probably more. And we get a little attached to them. So say hi if you see one. Just keep an eye on your lunch.
This is Drew. This is…Life
Our colors are
blue & green
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Baseball Basketball Cross Country Equestrian
Fencing Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball
Rooms on special floors dedicated to wellness and a living environment free of drugs, alcohol and cigarette
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The ideal angle at which to leave your dorm room door ajar to invite friends old and new to come say hello
Your Drew experience is yours to define. In one day, you can practice medieval combat, spin at WMNJ, walk for tetanus awareness and screen a social justice documentary. What about tomorrow?See select clubs at Drew
29 miles by car / 47 minutes by train
A path into the world
From the moment you arrive at Drew, you have the opportunity to not only learn, but take action. Case in point: You eat in the dining hall, but how much of what you eat is fair-trade, local or sustainable? Environmental studies and sustainability students researched Drew’s food suppliers to see how we fared in a national collegiate challenge. (Spoiler: We’re ahead of the game!)
Soon, you’ll find that the Drew classroom extends far beyond the Forest. Enroll in a community-based learning class, where you can put Latino literature in context by understanding the issues faced by local immigrant families, mentor Newark high schoolers as they create and stage their own theatrical productions and explore the sociology of gender by learning about the lives of incarcerated women.
The more you learn about the world, the more you want to experience it firsthand. Offering a blend of on-campus learning and three-week study abroad experiences, Drew International Seminars take you to places like Cairo, Dubai, Ghana, Israel, Germany, Puerto Rico and the U.K. Closer to home, our seminars on contemporary America explore literature, U.S. politics and Pan-African studies, among other topics.
Drew International Seminar in Cairo
Immerse yourself in everyday Egyptian life and take part in a service-learning component, like teaching young Sudanese refugees.
As your passion finds its voice, there are several ways that Drew that can help give it strength. Just 47 minutes away by train, our New York Semester programs on Wall Street, at the United Nations and along Museum Mile are just the first stops on an incredible journey. Not to mention several dozen study-abroad programs Drew offers in places like Ireland, Spain, China, England and Italy.
Get a head start on the rest of your life at Morgan Stanley, the Guggenheim, Condé Nast, the Philadelphia Zoo, Johnson & Johnson or wherever your passion lies. Recent Drew graduates are nearly 20 percent more likely to get a job straight out of school if they complete an internship. That’s a satisfying advantage.
Tennis Hall of Fame
When is a sport more than a sport? When it’s your passion. When is a passion more than a passion? When it’s also your job. Learn about Drew tennis player and art history major Rebecca Oldermen’s ace of an internship.
Drew students learn everywhere
Go AwayFrom Beijing to Belize and Sydney to South Africa, Drew students can choose from more than
45 life-changing domestic and foreign study-abroad options.