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Get the facts about Drew University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Drew University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Drew University was awarded 20 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general English literature.

Overall Quality

Drew landed the #388 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 32 colleges in New Jersey, Drew is ranked at #10.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Drew?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Drew University is a competitive 63%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Drew University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Drew, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Drew University is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drew University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 85% 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  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Drew for first-time, full-time students is 63%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Drew

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,537 undergraduates at Drew with 1,507 being full-time and 30 being part-time.

Drew Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Drew is 79.66 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  79.66 out of 100
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How Much Does Drew University Cost?

The overall average net price of Drew is $26,218. 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 +
$16,854 $15,660 $22,545 $26,872 $37,377

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Drew, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $5,479 a year. That adds up to $21,916 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?

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 $52,700 in their early years. This is good news for future Drew graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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Location of Drew University

Located in Madison, New Jersey, Drew University is a private not-for-profit institution. Drew is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Drew University

Contact details for Drew are given below.

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

Drew University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Drew University. Of these students, 304 received undergraduate degrees and 146 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
Economics 34 $45,700
Business Administration & Management 31 $43,300
General Psychology 25 $27,700
General Biology 23 $29,600
General English Literature 23 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 17 $15,900
Political Science & Government 17 $41,000
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 14 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 13 $22,100
History 13 NA

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

Online Learning at Drew

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 108 students took at least one online class at Drew University. This is an increase from the 98 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 108 27
2016-2017 98 42
2015-2016 113 63
2014-2015 44 18
2013-2014 90 48

Learn more about online learning at Drew University.

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