Drew University

Drew University

Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, United States. It was founded in the year 1867 and was initially known as the Drew Theological Seminary. The campus spreads over an area of more than 180 acres. Because of its wooded surroundings, the university is nicknamed the 'University in the Forest. 'Drew University offers more than 50 academic programs including anthropology, business studies, history, political science, and religious studies.

Drew University's athletics department fields men's teams in basketball, baseball, equestrian, cross country, lacrosse, fencing, soccer, tennis, and swimming, and women's teams in field hockey, fencing, equestrian, basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, and tennis. The sports teams are popularly known as the Rangers.

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Drew University
36 Madison Ave
Madison , NJ 07940
General Phone: (973) 408-3000

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Drew Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts241Chinese studies, African-American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Religion and Philosophy143philosophy, religion, bible studies, theology, ministry
Therapy and Counseling78behavioral sciences, psychology, medical ethids
Science30biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts21fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts14drama
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Mathematics2mathematics, mathematics and computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Drew in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree33429
Master's degree766
Doctor's degree625
Post-master's certificate11
First-professional degree631
Postbaccalaureate certificate81

Drew Student Body

In 2007-2008, Drew had a total enrollment of 2,630 students (2,089 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 29%
First Professional 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 8%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 26%
22-24 8%
25-29 6%
30-34 5%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 10%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey55%
New York9%
(International Students)3%
North Carolina1%

Drew Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 50 %

Drew Room and Board (2007)

Drew offers campus housing for 1,578 of its 2,089 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Madison, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Drew Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520650
SAT Math510620
SAT Writing510640

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Drew Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 36,720
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 36,720
Room and board $ 9,978
Room charge $ 6,450
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,528
Books and supplies $ 3,228
Other expenses $ 2,180

Financial Aid:
Drew participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 260300)

Drew Faculty

Drew has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year36$104,73827$95,225
Associate professoracademic year21$73,86823$74,931
Assistant professoracademic year30$62,51118$63,654
Instructoracademic year1*4$53,469
All faculty totalacademic year88$82,52572$78,530

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Drew Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Chinese Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Psychology, General

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What Sets Drew Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in fine arts
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% students 40 years or older
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Student SAT scores
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Top 19%Drew Student SAT scores
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 19%Drew % of degrees in therapy and counseling

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