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Campus & Student Life at Drew University

Home to about 1,636 undergraduates in 2020, Drew is a small, private university located in Madison, New Jersey. A safe, suburban environment can offer many of the amenities of city living without the constant hum. Should you tire of the campus however, Drew offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Drew can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Drew Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Drew University is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.

Drew Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 14.0% of the student population at Drew. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Drew Disability Services.

Drew for the Military

While not a "service academy", Drew does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Drew Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Drew for Veterans Guide.

Drew offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Drew does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Drew University

Drew offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Drew University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Drew University

Drew has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,636 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,603 (98.0%). Part-time attendance was 33 (2.0%).


Drew University is Ranked #620 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Drew receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Drew #620 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Drew University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Drew by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Drew Diversity Guide.

Drew University Competes in the NCAA

Drew has a total of 321 student athletes, 175 men and 146 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,774,705
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,774,705

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Drew University Athletics

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