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Drew University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Drew University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Drew offers, how the school ranks, 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?

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2021 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 35 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

Drew landed the #478 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 33 colleges in New Jersey, Drew is ranked at #12.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Drew?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Drew University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 63%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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Drew University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Drew it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 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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Excellent Overall Diversity at Drew

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,712 undergraduates at Drew with 1,688 being full-time and 24 being part-time.

Drew Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 87.28 out of 100, Drew is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.28 out of 100
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How Much Does Drew University Cost?

The overall average net price of Drew is $26,359. 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 +
$18,856 $18,874 $22,185 $25,348 $35,902

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 69% of students took out student loans averaging $5,653 a year. That adds up to $22,612 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drew is 5.9%. 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. That's great news for Drew students since it is 32% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Drew University

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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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 37 majors graduated from Drew University. Of these students, 345 received undergraduate degrees and 114 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 49 $43,300
General Psychology 33 $27,700
Economics 26 $45,700
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 21 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 21 $15,900
General English Literature 21 NA
General Biology 19 $29,600
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 NA
Computer Science 14 NA
Romance Languages 14 $27,900

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

Online Learning at Drew

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 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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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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