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Drew University Data & Information Overview

180 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
80% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Drew University Ranked?

#1,229 Best Colleges in Nation
#29 Best Colleges in NJ
Theological & Ministerial Studies Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Drew University was awarded 180 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theological & ministerial studies.

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Overall Quality

Drew is ranked #1,229 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Drew also holds the #29 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Drew?

80% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

Drew University has an acceptance rate of 80%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Learn more about Drew University admissions.

Drew University Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
56% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Drew is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Drew University is 56%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  56 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drew University

88% Freshmen Retention
66% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Drew University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Drew the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Drew University.

Drew University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,603 Full-Time Undergraduates
31.6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,636 undergraduates at Drew with 1,603 being full-time and 33 being part-time.

How Much Does Drew University Cost?

$25,776 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
$30,416 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Drew is $25,776. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Drew

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,895 $17,287 $20,243 $29,659 $36,385

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Drew, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Drew, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $7,604 a year. That adds up to $30,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drew is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Drew Graduates Make?

$57,185 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Drew with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $57,185 in their early years. That's great news for Drew students since it is 35% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Drew University make the most money.

Location of Drew University

New Jersey State
1,603 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Madison, New Jersey, Drew University is a private not-for-profit institution. Madison is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Drew are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973-408-3000

Drew University Majors

38 Majors With Completions
400 Undergraduate Degrees
156 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Drew University. Of these students, 400 received undergraduate degrees and 156 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 43 $40,486
General Psychology 37 $24,484
General Biology 36 $21,861
Fine & Studio Arts 28 NA
Communication & Media Studies 26 NA
Economics 23 $41,700
Computer Science 21 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 20 $10,438
General English Literature 20 $21,611
Political Science & Government 20 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Drew University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Drew

1% Take At Least One Class Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 13 students took at least one online class at Drew University. This is a decrease from the 2,229 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 13 0
2019-2020 2,229 2,229
2018-2019 161 21
2017-2018 108 27
2016-2017 98 42

Learn more about online learning at Drew University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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