New Princeton Review guide also features Columbia, Princeton, Notre Dame.

Other schools included Princeton, Columbia, Northeastern and Stanford.
Other schools included Princeton, Columbia, Northeastern and Stanford.

September 2015 – Drew University is in select company.

The school is among just 50 that the editors of The Princeton Review handpicked to include in a new guide to higher education, Colleges That Create Futures.

Subtitled 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom, the 326-page book includes detailed profiles of each school, with a focus on faculty, top programs, real world learning experiences and location. Other featured schools include Columbia University, Princeton University, Northeastern University, Stanford University, Vassar College, Wake Forest University, the University of Notre Dame, George Washington University and Villanova University.

Drew gets high marks for faculty mentorship.
Drew gets high marks for faculty mentorship.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the top 50 schools in the country,” said Drew president MaryAnn Baenninger. “Drew’s strengths—strong faculty mentorship of students, multiple programs that turn New York City into a classroom and our hundreds of real-world, hands-on learning opportunities—provide a distinct and valuable education that leads to nearly 100 percent of recent graduates being employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.”

Turning New York City into a classroom.
Turning New York City into a classroom.

Drew’s entry spans seven pages and includes quotes from professors and students, including a neuroscience major who said, “The greatest strength of this school is how supportive administration and faculty are. A lot of them tend to be like family to students.”

An English literature major added that the professors “have really encouraged me to pursue the most out of my education here. One provided me with the opportunity to read my original poetry in N.Y.C. with distinguished poets.” In addition, professors Marc Tomljanovich and Patrick McGuinn detailed the Wall Street Semester offering and a course on Social Policy and Inequality in America, respectively.

Center for Global Education manages study abroad programs.
Center for Global Education manages study abroad programs.

The book’s editors themselves noted that with Drew just an hour outside New York City, “the city also becomes a classroom for students, through programs such as the Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Communications and Media, Semester on Contemporary Art and the Wall Street Semester.”

The write-up also highlighted Drew’s Center for Global Education, which manages its study abroad opportunities, and its programs in science, theatre and psychology. Biology and psychology are among the most popular majors at Drew.

Schools featured in the book are not ranked numerically, but rather listed alphabetically. The editors based their selections on surveys of students and professors, historical data and other research.