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Drew University
Madison, NJ
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,521
   Women 903 (59.4%)
   Men 618 (40.6%)
Graduate Students 608
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 57% of 3,494 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.44 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 564 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 580 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $64,370
  Tuition and Fees $47,752
  Room and Board $13,296
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $43,195
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 146
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Madison Population 16,274
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 76% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Ranger Bear
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
11.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.7% White
7.2% Unknown
International Students 7.2% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 56.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%