Drew, founded in 1867, is a private, liberal arts university. The college's small size allows students to enjoy close mentoring relationships with faculty and intellectual engagement with peers. Students make connections between college and career through community and civic engagement projects, internships, and study abroad programs. Its 186-acre campus is located in Madison, New Jersey, 27 miles from New York City.

Website: www.drew.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,537
Undergraduate
Students
(57.2%) 879 Women
(42.8%) 658 Men
580
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 3,205 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,330
Tuition and Fees
$39,500
Room and Board
$14,108
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$44,763
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,058
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
148
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Madison Population
16,274
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Ranger Bear
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.0% Asian
8.3% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.0% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
8.8% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   2
Academic Electives   3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
36 Madison Avenue
City, State, Zip
Madison, NJ 07940-1493
Phone
(973) 408-3739
Fax
(973) 408-3939
E-mail
cadm@drew.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 18
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 3,205 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 1,887 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 1,318 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
391 (19%) of 2,033 admitted students enrolled
Women
233 (19%) of 1,225 admitted students enrolled
Men
158 (20%) of 808 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
81% of 118 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
106
Students Accepting Wait List Position
19
Students Admitted From Wait List
7

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.54
3.75 and Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
14%
Score of 24 - 29
53%
Score of 18 - 23
33%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 84%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,330
Tuition and Fees
$39,500
Room and Board
$14,108
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,522
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On or about March 25
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002603
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
327 (88.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
297 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
297 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$44,763
Need-Based Gift
Received by 296 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,105
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 249 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,863
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 20 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
68 (18.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,288

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,054 (75.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
981 (93.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
979 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
127 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$44,512
Need-Based Gift
Received by 978 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,899
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 816 (83.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,325
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 59 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
340 (24.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,610

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,058
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, forestry, nursing, management with Wake Forest University, environmental management with Duke University, teaching
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
148
Part-Time Faculty
109
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
57%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 72% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,081,038
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Medical Humanities, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Sacred Theology, Master of Divinity, Master of Letters, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Ministry

Master's Programs of Study

  • American Studies
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Community College Education
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • French
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Italian
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Public History
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medical Humanities, Doctor of Ministry

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • American Studies
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Community College Education
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • French
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Italian
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Public History
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Theology
  • Western European Studies
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Madison Population
16,274
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Campus Size
186 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 82.3 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Madison
Nearest Train Station
Madison

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
79% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
21%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Ranger Bear
School Colors
Blue and green

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Fencing x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Golf x   x  
Rugby x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Golf x  
Rugby x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Fencing x  
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Golf x  
Rugby x  
Women's Club Sports
rugby
Men's Club Sports
rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, squash, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, pre-health society, coed volleyball, drew organization of anime, drew democrats, university program board
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,537
Women
879 (57.2%)
Men
658 (42.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,507
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.0% Asian
8.3% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.0% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students.
8.8% from 49 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
580

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
62.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Engineering 1%
Law 5%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 1%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 1%

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