Drew University

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. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you’ll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Drew University Ranked?

2022 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 81 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is theology.

Overall Quality

Drew is ranked #920 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Drew also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in New Jersey ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Drew?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Drew University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 73%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Learn more about Drew University admissions.

Drew University Faculty

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 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Drew University

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 57%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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

Drew University Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of Drew is $25,386. 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 +
$16,160 $18,230 $21,218 $28,278 $34,112

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 64% of students took out student loans averaging $5,470 a year. That adds up to $21,880 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Drew is 4.2%. 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.


See which majors at Drew University make the most money.

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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Contact details for Drew are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973-408-3000
Website: www.drew.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrewUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/drewuniversity

Drew University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Drew University. Of these students, 362 received undergraduate degrees and 168 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 59 $45,500
General Psychology 38 $29,685
General Biology 27 $29,685
Economics 23 $44,942
General English Literature 21 $22,192
Drama & Theater Arts 20 $14,230
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 19 $28,598
Computer Science 18 NA
Political Science & Government 16 $28,598
Fine & Studio Arts 16 $24,035

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 2019-2020, 2,229 students took at least one online class at Drew University. This is an increase from the 161 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,229 2,229
2018-2019 161 21
2017-2018 108 27
2016-2017 98 42
2015-2016 113 63

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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