Also makes Best Bang for the Buck list.

Washington Monthly ranks Drew among the top 100 universities nationally.
Washington Monthly ranks Drew among the top 100 universities nationally.

October 2016 – Drew University ranks in the top third of 303 universities nationally in Washington Monthly‘s 2016 guide to colleges.

The magazine’s College Guide and Rankings measures schools based on what they do for society, in terms of improving social mobility, producing research and promoting public service.

The guide also includes a Best Bang for the Buck list. Among Northeast schools, Drew ranked in the top half.

“We are honored by Washington Monthly‘s recent rankings,” said University President MaryAnn Baenninger. “The criteria are particularly meaningful to us, given Drew’s commitment to integrating impactful, outside-the-classroom experiences into every student’s education. We are also proud of our top-notch research facilities and faculty mentorship, which, combined with the breadth of our merit- and need-based financial assistance, give a Drew education tremendous value.”

Washington Monthly‘s ratings come after Princeton Review listed Drew among the top schools nationally in three key categories: theatre (7), race/class interaction (8) and being LGBTQ-friendly (18). Drew also is featured in three broader Princeton Review lists: The Best 381 Colleges, Best Northeastern and Green Colleges—none of which are ranked. (The Northeastern list includes 649 schools and Green Colleges, 353.)

The core Washington Monthly list, which began in 2005, assesses schools in three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). Drew was among five New Jersey schools to crack the top 100.