If you are applying to Drew University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application is $40.
Students who apply to Drew University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 6.
The following is an overiew of some of Drew University's admissions stats.
|Drew University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.1|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||31%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||91%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||22%|
These are the application deadlines for Drew University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 15|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Drew University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Drew University is 98%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 80%. In 2022, Drew University admitted 53 of the 54 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply early to help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Drew University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does Drew University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Drew University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Drew University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Drew University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Drew University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1. Drew University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 26% submitted a class rank. At Drew University 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.
At Drew University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Drew University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Drew University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Drew University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 91% of Drew University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Drew University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Drew University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Drew University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Drew University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
To be most competitive at Drew University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Drew University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Drew University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Drew University.
Transfer students can enroll in Drew University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Drew University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Drew University.
Does Drew University accept transfer credits?
✅ Drew University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Drew University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Drew University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Drew University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Drew University?
❌ No, Drew University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Drew University's acceptance rate?
✅ Drew University's acceptance rate is 80%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Drew University?
✅ Drew University's early decision acceptance rate was 98% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Drew University? Drew University is a somewhat selective institution. The Drew University acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
29 and Above
23 to 29
23 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Drew University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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