Drew University

Drew University, Madison, NJ

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• 1450 undergraduates
• 10:1 student to faculty ratio
• 70% admit Rate
• 31% of students come from out of state
• 85% of freshman returning for their sophomore year (Retention rate)
• Mid 50% of freshman – 490-620 SAT, 22-29 ACT
• Madison is a quaint, small, suburban town
• Morristown a smaller city just down the road
• Train to NYC is a walking distance from campus
• 17 students average class size
• Largest class size is 30 students
• Broad spectrum of majors
• Theatre major is very prominent – Nationally ranked, not a BFA program, Is a BA
• No audition for theatre program
• Research opportunities on campus
• Retired scientists mentor and match up with students to do research on campus
• Required to have an educational experience off campus (internships…etc.)
• Study abroad is quite prevalent – 50% or more of each of the last 2 graduating classes have participated
• “Semesters in NYC” program – 6 programs – live on campus, commute 2 days a week into NY, class in the morning, experiential learning in the afternoon, go with a set of students, Wall Street, United Nations, Art, Communications, Theatre, Social Entrepreneurship…etc.
• 90+ clubs and organizations
• 20 NCAA Div III teams
• Test optional
• 2 letters of recommendation
• Interview is not required but recommended and it is Evaluative and can help for a borderline case
• Do consider demonstrated interest in the admissions process
• Cross over schools – Fairleigh Dickinson, Rutgers, Muhlenberg, Skidmore, Dickinson, Gettysburg, Franklin and Marshall
• VAN – Volunteer Alumni Network – For students, current and prospective
• Apply to school in general, not to a specific major
• 92% of students live on campus
• No Greek life
• Students Represented by 42 states
• Merit aid – ranges from $10k-$25k
• Need test scores for honors and presidential scholarships
• Down to earth, main stream student body
• Additional arts scholarship – Audition required
• Huge pharmaceutical area
• International relations and political science
• Short study abroad in Cuba
• Pre-law is popular
• Dual degree program with Seton Hall Law School
• Psychology most popular major
• Professors are very accessible
• Supportive
• Academic services available – Writing center

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