PH_1011_FallCampus153 Ranks Drew Theatre Program #9 in United States, names Drew a Best Northeastern College, Green College.

Drew’s Theatre Program was ranked ninth in the country by The Princeton Review, which also named Drew a Best Northeastern College and a Green College.

 The annual rankings guidebook surveyed 130,000 students at 379 colleges about dozens of topics on their campus experiences.

“Drew University features three major draws, according to current students: a gorgeous campus, a prime location (less than an hour from New York City by train) and strong academics,” The Princeton Review wrote.

Drew students told the Review, “Professors are very approachable, accommodating and enthusiastic about what they teach,” as well as “Class sizes, especially in upper-level courses are generally small,” which allows for “meaningful discussions.”

“Professors at Drew are dedicated to mentoring students, and students regularly tell me about faculty members who went above and beyond to be helpful. Student success at Drew—for example, 94 percent of recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation—is thanks to our dedicated professors, our stand-out New York City programs and our emphasis on real-world learning,” said Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, president of Drew.

Drew’s Theatre Program, which is one of its most popular majors, is run by faculty members committed to teaching and who are directors, actors, designers, playwrights and producers themselves. Students participate in all aspects of production—directing, writing, acting, choreography, lighting, costuming and more, and train in Drew’s state-of-the-art theatre facilities. Students also gain experience through internships, the Theatre Semester in New York City  and the London Semester, a multidisciplinary program that combines a theatrical focus with a literary, political and historical perspective on modern Britain.