About Drew University

Founded in 1867, Drew University. is a Private college. Located in New Jersey, which is a city setting in New Jersey, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,521 full time undergraduate students, and 608 full time graduate students.

The Drew University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 150 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Drew University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate57%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 10 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 71% were in the top quarter, and 38% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Drew University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
45%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
55%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
18%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
64%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
27%
“They keep regular office hours”
73%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
18%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
73%
“I feel extremely safe”
45%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
55%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
18%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
64%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
27%
“They keep regular office hours”
73%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    65 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    52 Students rated off-campus housing 2.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    70 Students rated campus food 2.3 stars. 1 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    71 Students rated campus facilities 3.5 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    71 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    70 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    70 Students rated local services 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    71 Students rated academics 3.4 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

Drew University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Drew University?

17 Students rated Drew University

Jadeth - 09/21/2023

Drew University is a great institution for someone interested in the arts. There are a lot of great courses to take. Freshmen have the opportunity to choose a DSEM class, which is a 4 credit course focused on a specialized topic such as The Science of Shopping, Latinos in Hollywood, etc. There are also various clubs to choose from and anyone can join at any time!

Samiyah - 01/27/2020

Drew is a great school academically and there are a lot of opportunities you can get out of drew. The downside about Drew university Campus is that the res-life tends to not put you with the right group of people to room with and kids constantly have to change the rooms because of that.

Jeehae - 11/01/2019

Drew University has been incredibly welcoming. There is an diverse group of students here who are all here to become better people and better academics. I feel challenged but never overworked. My professors always let us know that they are available when we need them.

Oren - 07/25/2019

Drew University is one of the top private institutions in the country because of the reputation of the academics and the community feel of the campus. There are so many opportunities here from connections on campus to connections off campus. Internships are everywhere and the alumni are helpful and are glad to help. The social life and the food could be better but that is something that every college goes through.

Drew University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Drew University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Drew University is 57%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back to my high school to college transition and give myself advice I would tell myself to make sure that when I got to college to join anything that interest me and to take up any oppurtunity that seemed even remotely interesting to me. I would do that because I feel like that is the key to having a successful transition and college years. College is the time when you have the time and the resources to do things like go abroad and join odd clubs and sports. Once you graduate into the real world, you no longer have the chance to do these things because you have to get a job and provide for yourself.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    Professor accessibilty and small class sizes

    Read all  19 answers
  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Liberal arts college that provides wonderful opportunities and experienced for both art, science and other majors.

    Read all  18 answers
  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is a really small school where everyone knows everyone and it is very friendly and also great with helpfulness and opportunities for help (free tutoring and helpful caring professors) along with special programs such as going abroad to study, volunteer and internship and also programs such as the walstreet semester (for my business major).

    Read all  17 answers
  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that a year after I came, the tuition would go up making Drew the most expensive school in New Jersey. I can't afford paying almost $50,000 a year even with financial aid.

    Read all  16 answers
  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I emphasize the fact that it is a small campus, allowing for better student-to-teacher interaction. Class sizes are smaller, thus facilitating in-class discussion which helps students to learn more effectively and understand the material. We have a top-notch psychology and political science department. Also, our school has a particularly high rate of students that find jobs within their field after graduation.

    Read all  16 answers
  8. Describe the students at your school.

    Everybody is very diverse, and for the most part very well cultured. It feels like the entire student body is able to get along with eachother like one big family, not separated into groups.

    Read all  13 answers
  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Poor scholarly environment created by other students

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think the type of person who should attend Drew should be open to new life experiences and be willing to accpet different types of people. A sucessful Drew student is someone who likes to have a good time and socialize, but at the same time is willing to put their education first. Drew University is a very expensive school and people shouldn't take the education they are given for granted. Also, if that person fences, we have one of the best fencing teams in the country. In addition, we have exchange students from all over the world.

    Read all  11 answers
  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I think the most frustrating thing would be the separation that can occur between different groups on campus. It can sometimes be difficult to talk to different groups due to the separation between sports teams, theme houses, and other groups. This can be frustrating when you are trying to meet people in other groups or break out of the group you have fallen into.

    Read all  11 answers
  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I believe the majority of type of persons I've meet in this school filled out the requirement, so I would recommend it to everybody but most to people concentrated in business and arts if not I wouldn't recommend this school.

    Read all  8 answers
  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Theater,Psychology, Beautiful Campus, Small Size, Great Academics

    Read all  3 answers

Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

1,521

Total Undergrad Enrollment

608

Total Grad Students

37%

Out-Of-State

55%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

85

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

56%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
51%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Drew University receive some sort of financial aid. 36% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$47,752

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$13,296

Room and Board

62,248

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,590
$30 - $48K
$15,147
$48 - $75K
$20,941
$75 - $110K
$25,397
$110K & UP
$32,888

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