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Drew University

Madison, NJ 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About Drew University

Drew University Overview

Drew University is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Madison, New Jersey. Drew University was founded in 1867 and the school enrolls around 2,237 students per year, including 1,625 undergrads. Drew University ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,450 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is February 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by March 6.

Student Involvement at Drew University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Drew University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Drew University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Drew University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Drew University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Drew University on the Student Life page.

2022 Drew University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 91%
Tuition $43,074
Percent of Need Met 85.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $36,892

Is Drew University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Drew University offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Drew University

It is moderately difficult to get into Drew University. Around 80% of applicants get into Drew University each year. Out of 3,543 applications received in 2022, 2,824 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drew University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 88% of students who start at Drew University return the next year. Around 74% of students who started at Drew University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Drew University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Drew University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Drew University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Drew University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Drew University meets 85.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $36,892 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $24,362 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Drew University.

Based on this information, is Drew University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Drew University a good school for you?

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Where is Drew University Located?

Drew University is located in the suburban setting of Madison, New Jersey, less than an hour from New York City.

If you would like to see Drew University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 78 to Madison, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newark Liberty International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Drew University and Madison are like without leaving home.

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College Info

36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ 07940-1493

Campus Setting: Suburban

Drew University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Drew University is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Drew University ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Drew University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1350


Math SAT Range

580 - 670


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Drew University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Drew University is like? There are approximately 2,237 students enrolled at Drew University, including 1,625 undergraduate students and 612 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from NJ and 24% percent of students are from other states.


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