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Drew University (International)

  • Madison, NJ
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 62%38%
    student ratio
  • 1,493
    total students
  • $42,936 | $42,936
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 16
    fall application deadline
  • 77%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Drew University -- Small Class Sizes and Innovative, Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Founded in 1867 as a seminary school, today Drew University is comprised of the College of Liberal Arts, Drew Theological School, and Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is known for its small class sizes and mentorship opportunities. A Drew University education is designed as a pathway from campus to career, with successively intensive, hands-on learning experiences built into the curriculum, including cultural immersions and high-profile internships.

The university offers more than 50 areas of undergraduate study across the arts and sciences that are marked by innovation, civic engagement, interdisciplinary studies, and commitment to the liberal arts. Curriculum is designed to offer full-impact learning and is built upon Drew's signature 7 skills for success. Students graduate from Drew with the tools needed for success in the evolving global economy and with resumes as impressive as their degrees.

Offering Comprehensive International Student Services

Drew University offers a comprehensive selection of support and services dedicated to making it easier for international students to study in the U.S. The Office of International Student Services offers orientation programs, individual advising, and expertise on immigration regulations and visa compliance issues. In addition, the office helps students secure on- and off-campus employment or internships.

The office offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program that coordinates English language testing and provides instruction and activities designed to improve students' English language development. A spousal program is also offered to graduate and theological students free of charge during the academic year.

Applying to Drew University as an International Student

International applicants submit all required application information as domestic high school or transfer students, depending on their standing. In addition, international applicants provide results from English Proficiency Exams (TOEFL or IELTS), evaluations of all school credentials, applications for Form I-20 and affidavits of support, and official bank account statements in U.S. dollars.

Drew University offers international applicants 30-minute Skype interviews with admissions counselors for students who are unable to visit campus before attending. The university also offers an international student orientation program prior to Freshman Orientation. This program helps students with their transitions to life in the U.S. and to the university, and allows international students to get settled on campus before other students arrive.

Full-Impact Learning from the College of Liberal Arts

The Drew University College of Liberal Arts offers full-impact learning and a robust approach to the liberal arts. The college offers 30 majors: anthropology, art history, art, biochemistry and molecular biology, biological anthropology, biology, business studies, chemistry, Chinese studies, classical studies, comparative religion, computer science, economics, English, environmental studies and sustainability, French, German, history, mathematics, music, neuroscience, Pan-African studies, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts, and women's and gender studies.

In addition to the areas listed above, the college offers the following 23 minors: American studies, archaeology, arts administration and museology, biochemistry, dance, European studies, film and media studies, Holocaust studies, humanities, Italian, Jewish studies, Latin American studies, leadership and social action, linguistic studies, medieval studies, Middle East studies, photography, public health, Russian cultural studies, western heritage, world literature, and writing. The College of Liberal Arts also offers joint-degree programs in education, engineering, and medicine.

Unique Off-Campus Programs in the Heart of New York City

Approximately 50% of Drew University students study in an international or off-campus program before they graduate. The university offers 3 semester-long, 8-credit programs within the heart of New York City that allow international students inside some of the city's most high-powered spheres. All Drew University financial assistance may be applied to these university-sponsored semester programs.

The "Semester on the United Nations" program affords students the unique opportunity to engage in focused study of the important international organization from the inside, through speakers and training opportunities.

The "New York Semester on Contemporary Art" program allows students to visit leading artists, critics, and arts professionals, view art in museums and galleries, and attend seminars on campus.

The "Wall Street Semester" program gives students a comprehensive introduction to financial markets and institutions through discussions with prominent executives, economists, government officials, and institutional shareholders.

Faculty Members Build Confidence and Individual and Community Values

Drew University professors teach by challenging students to ask questions, push buttons, and smash assumptions in the lab, the woods, and throughout the community. Faculty members conduct programs by fostering the intellectual confidence to move from heady conversations to practical applications in all fields of study. Students often get their hands dirty, feet wet, and souls inspired because faculty members believe that the best teaching values the individual, while the best learning connects Drew students with the shared global community.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Students at Drew University

Drew University offers over $28 million in institutional grants and scholarships each year to nearly 97% of students. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid programs nor the university's need-based financial aid. However, international students enrolled full time may receive institutional grants based on merit and achievement.

Examples of merit-based scholarships include Civic Engagement Scholarships, the Presidential Scholarship in the Arts, RISE Science Scholarships, Baldwin Honors Scholarships, and Thomas H. Kean Minority Scholarships.

Located in the Opportunity-Rich Boston-to-Washington Metro Corridor Near Manhattan

Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, just 30 miles west of Midtown Manhattan. The wooded 186-acre campus is called "the Forest" and gives the university its distinctive character. Students are encouraged to take the 10-minute walk to downtown Madison's historic main street, or to hop on a train from there for a short 47-minute ride to New York City.

In addition to its proximity to New York City, Drew's prime location in the center of the Boston-to-Washington metro corridor means that students are able to take advantage of the excitement and opportunity of everything that the area has to offer. The surrounding Morris County contains one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters and research centers in the nation. These opportunities have allowed more than 95% of recent Drew graduate to secure employment or positions in graduate school within 1 year.


Location & Contact

36 Madison Avenue
NJ 07940-1493

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chinese Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,430
    • Accepted2,656
    • Acceptance Rate77%
    • Enrolled1,493
    • Female Applicants2,126
    • Females Accepted1,648
    • Female Acceptance Rate77%
    • Male Applicants1,304
    • Males Accepted1,008
    • Male Acceptance Rate77%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      SAT and/or ACT will be required as of Fall 2014
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 16th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan December --
    • Other early decision plan February 2nd --
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 490 610
    • SAT Math 500 610
    • SAT Writing 500 610
    • ACT Composite 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$42,936
    • Out-of-state tuition *$42,936
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,132.00
    • Room and board *$11,944.00
    • Room only *$7,684.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,493
    • Male Student Percentage38%
    • Female Student Percentage62%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino14.38%
    • Black or African American10.74%
    • White or Caucasian56.16%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.07%
    • Asian4.75%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races2.62%
    • Unknown7.98%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.23% representing 29 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students31% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 82%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations New Social Engine, Student Government Association, D.U.D.S.-Drew University Dramatic Society, University Program Board, Kuumba Pan African Student Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division X No
    • Fencing No Division X No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division X No
    • Fencing No Division X No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty196
    • Full-time Percentage63%
    • Part-time Percentage37%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,493 students to 196 faculty


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