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Where You Learn
“I walked oncampus and myheart chosefor me”
—Shandra E. McManus, English and history major
One of the best things about living on a campus nicknamed the Forest? This. Late-afternoon sunlight filtered through a canopy of russet orange. The soft rustle of leaves as an autumn chill gathers. A crunch underfoot as students crisscross Hoyt Lawn. It’s for real.
Walk through Drew’s Hall of Sciences and this is what you’ll see—students clustered around a bench, working on a research project or puzzling through a lab.
Here, research isn’t something only professors do.
Two brothers gifted Drew with the building that became the heart of full-impact learning on campus. Dedicated in 1929, it is not named for their family, the Baldwins, but rather their fellowship. That spirit lives on in the academic community at Drew.
Sure, we’ve got 18 NCAA Division III teams to join.
But sometimes a pickup game on a cold winter day is also our style.
Our Concert Hall is an acoustical gem. Designed with precise detail down to the seating fabric, this is where one of the top chamber ensembles in the country—the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center—performs when not at New York’s Lincoln Center. It’s that good.
Drew was founded in 1867 as a Methodist theological seminary. While the College of Liberal Arts has no religious affiliation, the communally minded ideals of Drew’s founders can be found in today’s graduates, spreading out from the Forest to make a mark on the world.
Our mascot may be the Ranger Bear, but here in the Forest, you’re bound to see a squirrel or three. Probably more. And we get a little attached to them. So say hi if you see one.
Just keep an eye on your lunch.
This is Drew. This is…Life
74% Optimist83% Passport Holder44% Bilingualist40% Tweeter95% Financial Air Receiver63% Tongue Roller71% Daydreamer67% News Junkie88% Believer in Oneself
We’re a homey kind of place—90 percent of students live on campus all four years.
Seventeen magazine swooped in to make over a Drew dorm room for a recent back-to-school issue. Pick from residence halls, theme houses or even a townhouse. We’ve got a wide range of places where you can hang your hat.
Our Commons dining hall is just like your kitchen back home. Except for the unlimited chocolate milk. And make-your-own waffles and paninis. And the gluten-free buffet. And the chance to have dinner with 20 of your best friends every night.
Much like our homophonous namesakes, Drewids revere nature. So it only makes sense that Drew is home to the first dorm in New Jersey to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, qualifying for silver status.
One other thing: legend has it a few ghosts haunt the Drew campus. We even once ended up on a list of the top 10 haunted college campuses. (The ghosts have around 500 friends on Facebook, so it must be true.)
Your Drew experience is yours to define. In one day, you can practice medieval combat, spin at WMNJ, walk for tetanus awareness and screen a social justice documentary. What about tomorrow?
Goldman Sachs. NYSE. Morgan Stanley. Federal Reserve. These organizations play a major role in shaping the U.S. economy, and Drew makes them available to you. Find mentors, including Drew alumni, among the traders, regulators, fund managers and decision-makers that power the financial world. You never know, today’s mentor may be tomorrow’s boss.
Spend time on the ground floor of geopolitics. Interview diplomats, learn about the inner workings of the U.N. and discuss the issues reshaping the international community on a daily basis. Drew’s status as a non-governmental organization (NGO) offers you unparalleled access. You won’t just feel the world turn—you’ll see it in action and learn how it happens.
One day, you’re sitting in an up-and-coming artist’s Brooklyn studio, discussing how nature inspires you both. The next, you’re at the Met, debating the political meaning of a Kandinsky work with a classmate. From MoMA to SoHo, this is how we learn about modern art at Drew. While the program is required for art and art history majors, it’s open to all.
From historic Madison Avenue to present day Silicon Alley, New York City is the communications and media capital of the world. Beginning in 2015, the Semester on Communications and Media brings Drew students into the heart of it all to learn from the professionals who shape our interconnected communications-based world.
A path into the world
From the moment you arrive at Drew, you have the opportunity to not only learn, but take action. Case in point: You eat in the dining hall, but how much of what you eat is fair-trade, local or sustainable? Environmental studies and sustainability students researched Drew’s food suppliers to see how we fared in a national collegiate challenge. (Spoiler: We’re ahead of the game!)
Soon, you’ll find that the Drew classroom extends far beyond the Forest. Enroll in a community-based learning class, where you can put Latino literature in context by understanding the issues faced by local immigrant families, mentor Newark high schoolers as they create and stage their own theatrical productions and explore the sociology of gender by learning about the lives of incarcerated women.
The more you learn about the world, the more you want to experience it firsthand. Offering a blend of on-campus learning and three-week study abroad experiences, Drew International Seminars take you to places like Cairo, Dubai, Ghana, Israel, Germany, Puerto Rico and the U.K. Closer to home, our seminars on contemporary America explore literature, U.S. politics and Pan-African studies, among other topics.
Drew International Seminar in Cairo
Immerse yourself in everyday Egyptian life and take part in a service-learning component, like teaching young Sudanese refugees.
As your passion finds its voice, there are several ways that Drew that can help give it strength. Just 47 minutes away by train, our New York Semester programs on Wall Street, at the United Nations and along Museum Mile are just the first stops on an incredible journey. Not to mention several dozen study-abroad programs Drew offers in places like Ireland, Spain, China, England and Italy.
Get a head start on the rest of your life at Morgan Stanley, the Guggenheim, Condé Nast, the Philadelphia Zoo, Johnson & Johnson or wherever your passion lies. Recent Drew graduates are nearly 20 percent more likely to get a job straight out of school if they complete an internship. That’s a satisfying advantage.
Tennis Hall of Fame
When is a sport more than a sport? When it’s your passion. When is a passion more than a passion? When it’s also your job. Learn about Drew tennis player and art history major Rebecca Oldermen’s ace of an internship.
Drew students learn everywhere
From Beijing to Belize and Sydney to South Africa, Drew students can choose from more than
45 life-changing domestic and foreign study-abroad options.
Men’s soccer has made it to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament for the past three seasons, winning the championship in 2009 and vying for the title in 2010.
Our men’s tennis team doesn’t know when to stop. They’ve won 12 straight conference championships and more than 100 consecutive conference matchups. We’re running out of room in the trophy case.
The women’s equestrian team recently logged its best finish since 2007, placing third in the regular season. The team couldn’t do it without their horses, including Atticus, Gallant, Jazz, Mikey, Nitro, Sir Henry & Sweet Potatoe (yes, with the “e”).
A fixture atop the rankings and the all-conference team lineups, the men’s lacrosse team has handily won both the Landmark Conference and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships in the same year.
In 2010, women’s tennis advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament—the team’s first-ever national conference bid. One of the members of that team, Michelle Gbelama, is now an assistant coach with the Rangers.
Ranger baseball, winners of the 2012 Landmark Conference championship, has been a mainstay of the Drew athletic program since its inception in 1931. Our field is named for legendary coach and three-degree Drew alum Sherman Plato “Doc” Young.
Drew’s James Weiss was the top foilist at a recent Middle Atlantic Fencing Association Championships, propelling the Drew men’s fencing team to a second-place finish at the tournament—the highest in three seasons.
The F.M. Kirby Pool, located in the Simon Forum, hosts an eight-lane, 25-yard NCAA competitive pool. It’s seen a lot of laps in its day. It’s also seen a lot of wins over the course of the men’s and women’s programs’ history.
Recent grad and women’s basketball guard Danielle Barber leaves quite a legacy behind her. She is the fourth-ranked all-time scorer in team history with 1,366 points and second place all-time in assists. Who’s going to fill her Nikes?
Do it all
At Drew, being an athlete isn’t a full-time job. You have room for all the things you want out of your time in the Forest. A semester on Wall Street? Acting in a play? Study abroad? How about a second sport? You can make it happen here.