Drew in a Nutshell.


Drew in a Nutshell

A Few Fast Facts

  • Drew was founded as a seminary in 1867 and celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2017-18.
  • 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, N.J., is a 50-minute train ride from New York City and is among the safest communities 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.
  • The Princeton Review features Drew in The Best 385 Colleges, The Best Value Colleges, its Guide to 399 Green Colleges and as one of only 50 Colleges That Create Futures.
  • Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Drew in the top 20% of U.S. schools.
  • Drew is the only N.J. school and one of just 10 private schools on Fiske’s “Best Buy” list.
  • 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 and CNN.
  • 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 10 in the U.S.
  • The University is top 10 in race/class interaction, according to The Princeton Review.
  • 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 11:1.
  • 94% of our students graduate in four years or less.
  • 94% of recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
  • The University is 15th nationally among baccalaureate colleges in enrolling international students.
  • Drew opened New Jersey’s first “green dorm” in January 2009 and made The Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” list nine years in a row.
  • Each year, Drew brings high-profile politicians, journalists and public figures to campus, such as Seth Meyers, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Samantha Bee, Gail Collins, John Oliver and Joe Biden.

Class Profile

A statistical snapshot of the student body, based on the most recent entering class, unless otherwise noted.

• Average SAT: 1235

• Average GPA: 3.54

• Ethnicity: White 51%, Hispanic 19%, Black 8%, Asian 5%, Other 17%

• Geography: Students hail from 31 states and 18 countries

• Job Placement: 94% of recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

• Most Popular Majors: Business, Psychology, Biology, Theatre Arts and Economics

• Students Who Are Athletes: 25%

• Admission Rate: 69%