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Drew University - College of Liberal Arts Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,697 students

84% admitted

  • 2,155 full time
  • 542 part time
  • 905 men full time
  • 1,250 women full time
  • 4,195 applied
  • 3,527 admitted
  • 454 enrolled

1,715 Undergraduates

$41,688 tuition/year

  • 910 Graduates
  • 72 Non-Degree
  • $41,688 in state
  • $1,232 fees
  • $11,756 room & board
  • $1,228 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: United Methodist
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Diamond from Mesa, AZ
  • 0
  • Drew University is a small, diverse, and intensive study community that encourages and supports its students to engage in academic discussions (whether spoken or written) to foster and develop their…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • Anne from Madison, NJ
  • 0
  • Drew is a great place to figure out what field of study best suits you. It's small enough to get to know your professors and vice versa, but big enough…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • Brandon from Newark, NJ
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  • Drew offers a wide variety of opportunities for aspiring individuals. The science program is vast and there are research opportunities that would benefit many. Its a great place for many…

  • Mar-26-2012 Read More
  • Nicole from Middletown, NJ
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  • Drew is a very tightly knit community, and is incredibly liberal on most social issues. The range of different majors present on the campus provide for a very distinctly diverse…

  • Apr-08-2012 Read More
  • Sara from CT
  • 0
  • Drew University's course offerings and professors are fantastic; however, social opportunities and food availability are unfortunately lacking. The campus is beautiful but somewhat isolated, located in a safe, middle-upper class…

  • Apr-19-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The Drew University College of Liberal Arts affirms a commitment to its founding vision: to offer its students a liberal arts education of the highest quality. Through a rigorous course of study, the College challenges students to explore the arts, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary fields in depth and to develop their capacities for critical thought, problem solving, effective communication, creativity, self-discipline, and empathy. As the College prepares students for academic and professional achievement, it provides them with essential skills for living and continuing to learn and to grow in an increasingly diverse and complex world.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Sean from NJ
  • Dec-29-2011 I am a current student here

    The environment at Drew is AMAZING!! Everybody is really friendly and we're always happy to accept new people! Although we aren't a party school by any means we do have our fair share of fun parties that occur just about every weekend. If you aren't in to the party scene that's okay too, because there are plenty of places on campus for you to hang out friends or just be alone even. Aside from the people, the campus it's self is also pretty cool, It's basically surrounded by forest (our school's nickname is The University in the Forest). The wildlife on campus is like a 24 hour nature documentary, It's pretty entertaining. However if you want to spend a day outside of the campus it's a less than 10 minute walk into down town Madison NJ. and about a 45 minute train ride to NYC.

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  • 5
  • Andrew from Portland, ME
  • Dec-27-2011 I am a current student here

    There is a lot to do on campus. While I have to walk everywhere there is bingo (Ipad/ipods are normally the big prizes) once a month, a performer (free) every other Thursday night, many special events( Recycled percussion, Axis of Awesome, Baby Wants Candy, Food Dude, etc), great performances from the Drama Department (one play in progress a week, four main stage, one directors workshop, and a dance show per semester), lots of fun theme parties (Suitcase Dance, Silent Rave, Harry Potter Up All Night), and many fun excursions into the city.

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  • 5
  • Dara from Baltimore, MD
  • Sep-20-2011 I am a past student here

    Don't be fooled by people who say everyone goes home on the weekends. I loved Drew because the option to go home was there and pretty much every Junior and Senior has a car on campus. But because I was involved in clubs at Drew I was always busy. There are so many activities going on at Drew that you could be busy with something new every day!

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  • 3
  • Deborah from Edison, NJ
  • Apr-19-2011 I am a past student here

    The campus is beautiful (heavily wooded, old buildings), but outside of academics, Drew is disappointing. There's a lot of red-tape, some departments (e.g., health services, public safety) are quite unprofessional, and the social life is often poor.

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  • 4
  • Eve from North Bergen, NJ
  • Oct-21-2010 I am a current student here

    Ever heard of the ol' quote, Life is what you make of it? This undeniably applies to student life at Drew. I will be honest: when I first arrived at Drew, I did not fall in love with it within the first few days or even with in the first couple of weeks. It took time for the school and campus life to grow on me. I think it was because my expectations were too high. I wanted to love it immediately without putting any effort into making the most of my life here. I think the trick to falling in love with any university is to get involved! For such a tiny school, Drew has a ridiculous amount of clubs and organizations, sports, internship opportunities, and campus jobs to immerse yourself in. There isn't much to do off-campus, because Madison is a very suburban town mostly filled with boutiques and restaurants, and the neighboring towns are not-so-cheap train rides away. But if you want to have fun, you can make it happen! So don't coop yourself up in your room all day. I've found that the people I know here who are truly unhappy are those who coincidentally are not involved (physically or emotionally). This is NOT the way to go. You must be interactive and social - even if you are shy or introspective by nature, like me, apply your social skills and you will find that it is easy to have fun on campus. I am someone who has never been very interested in sports, but in November, I joined the Varsity Fencing team - and later, began to take up free fitness and exercise courses offered at Drew. Get involved!

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