Drew in a Nutshell.


Drew in a Nutshell

A Few Quick Facts

  • Drew was founded as a seminary in 1867 and celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2017.
  • Drew University consists of three schools: the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
  • Drew’s hometown, Madison, NJ, is a 50 minute train ride from New York City and is among the safest cities in the nation.
  • Drew is home to 2015 Nobel Prize winner William Campbell, a long-time fellow in RISE, a unique, hands-on research program in which industry scientists guide undergraduate work.
  • MacArthur “genius” and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe is Drew’s 2016-17 Mellon artist-in-residence and student mentor.
  • Washington Monthly listed Drew among its “Best Bang for the Buck” schools.
  • New York City is our classroom where first-year seminars and courses on Wall Street, the U.N., contemporary art, media and communications, theatre and social entrepreneurship are offered.
  • Drew offers thousands of internship opportunities at major employers such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Lincoln Center, Google, Sony Music, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, CNN, etc.
  • Pre-law, pre-med, political science, psychology and sustainability are among our 50+ areas of undergraduate study.
  • Drew’s theatre program is ranked among the top ten in the US.
  • A typical undergraduate class size is less than 20 students.
  • On-campus housing is guaranteed for all four years.
  • Our undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1.
  • 95% of our students live on campus.
  • 93% of graduates have a job or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • Drew opened New Jersey’s first “green dorm” in January 2009 and has been on the Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” list for six years in a row.
  • Each year, Drew brings high-profile politicians, journalists and public figures to campus.