Life in the Forest


Campus Life

Launch your future in a powerful community. Drew is a busy and welcoming place, with hundred of ways to make your mark. Here in The Forest, students are empowered to find their best selves in a wealth of campus activity. And they’re encouraged, through Launch, to connect with the wide, wide world of opportunity.

Your New Home

Our wooded, 186-acre campus, called The Forest, is a 10-minute walk from the Madison train station, which takes you directly to Midtown Manhattan in under an hour. It’s the perfect home base: You experience all the excitement and opportunity of New York City without living in the middle of it 24/7 (yet).

Our hometown, Madison, and our next-door, small-city neighbor, Morristown, are fun and funky, with cute shops, a music scene, and Food Network–famous eateries. Both are a walk or shuttle ride away. Within a one-hour radius are the Jersey Shore, the Meadowlands pro sports arena, and, of course, New York, with its world-class museums, clubs, concert venues, galleries, shopping districts, restaurants, theaters, street markets and more.

I chose Drew because I loved the camaraderie of the students and neighborhood atmosphere at Drew. Plus, there are so many great opportunities here. It blew me away. ”
—Brian Dagostino ’20
Media and Communications major, Drew Rangers baseball team; internship with New York Yankees

Flock To The Forest

Since our founding in 1867, generations of young seekers have found a sense of place and purpose here in The Forest. Drew began as a seminary and is now a prestigious liberal arts university with three distinct schools. Today, 2,300-plus undergraduates foster a powerful community by honoring old traditions and creating new ones that link together 25,000 Drew alumni around the world.

25% of students are Drew Ranger student-athletes.

Basketball • Cross Country • Equestrian • Fencing • Field Hockey • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Softball • Swimming & Diving • Tennis • Volleyball

Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Fencing • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Swimming & Diving • Tennis • Volleyball

When I walked onto campus for the first time, I was shocked. It was beautiful. A deer ran across my path. I was like, ‘Is this a campus or is this a fairy tale?’ ”
—Kristin Ziegler ’16
Account Executive, IntePros Consulting

Weekend? Road Trip!

Hit the Beach: 130 miles of Jersey coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May
Bite the Big Apple: You’re in New York City in under an hour. Sweet!
Make a Splash: Lakes, rivers, bays and, yes, a whole ocean
Take a Hike: 114 marked trails in Morris County alone