Drew University

Drew University, located in Madison, 30 miles west of Midtown Manhattan, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through the Drew Theological School, Casperan School of Graduate Studies and the College of Liberal Arts.

  • Average Tuition USD 65,266
  • Acceptance Rate 70%
  • Students 2,113
  • Total Annual Cost USD 65,266
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Drew University was founded in 1867 as a seminary. In 1928 the College of Liberal Arts was added to the University. The school started out as a college just for men but turned in to a co-educational institute in the 1940s. In the 1980s it was granted the Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which is still just the fourth chapter in the region. In 1955, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies was added, the school opened with the aim of providing advanced study in the field of humanities. Drew offers a unique blend of educations via its distinctive bunch of schools, a classic liberal arts college, a humanities-centric school and a theology school.

Today the three schools together have an enrollment of 2,113 students and employ 145 full-time faculty members. The College of Liberal Arts however is the largest department in Drew, with 1,417 students and 130 full-time faculty members. Drew offers its undergraduate students remarkable opportunities through the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE) which is home to the 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell; the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Centre for Civic Engagement and numerous international semester programs. Drew is accredited by the Midle States Commission on Higher Education. Drew’s Theological school, which offers master’s and doctoral degrees is also accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. The Caspersen School, which also offers master’s and doctoral programs is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.

  • 01Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges
  • 02Known for its pre- med preparation for and science undergraduates
  • 03Companies that hire from Drew: Apple, Google, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, Samsung. Graduates go to Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Oxford University.

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    Arts and Letters

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

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    Divinity

    A program that emphasizes the critical and faithful interpretation of texts and contexts, the ancient and contemporary spiritual practices that keep faith vital, the ability to question structures and traditions to end practices of dehumanization, the cultivation of personal and social well-being and the wisdom and skills to mobilize diverse communities for societal transformation framed by the justice and love central to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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    Finance

    USD 36,000 Tuition Fee

    The Casperson School of Graduate Studies at Drew University offers a one-two year-long, full-time Master of Science degree program in Finance. This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    History and Culture

    A program that aims to prepare the next generation of historians for careers inside and outside of academia. The curriculum balances rigorous, traditional academic training with internships and experience in the public and private sectors throughout the greater New York City area.

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    Medical Humanities

    USD 19,674 Tuition Fee

    A program that combines academic inquiry with real-world experience to prepare students for careers throughout the healthcare industry by allowing them to participate in practicums at hospitals, non-profits and other healthcare organizations.

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    Religious Studies

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

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    Sacred Theology

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Theology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of anthropology, philosophy and history in relation to God, nature and religion.

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    Teaching

    USD 37,518 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

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    SchoolApply Ranking 374
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 301
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 112

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum ACT 17
  • Average SAT Score 1665

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    Established in 1867

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    Drew University offers its students semesters on Wall Street, at the UN, in the fields of contemporary art and media and communications.

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          • Testimony
            1962-1965, B.A

            AWESOME SCHOOL/EDUCATION

            Drew University is one of the best academic institutions available. It provides a unique opportunity to be an individual, while experiencing community, and getting a phenomenal education. Anyone who wants the right start post-degree must consider Drew. Janet

          • Testimony
            2001-2005, B.A.

            A place for emotional and intellectual growth

            The further I get away from my years at Drew, the more I realize how special it is. The classes are small- you are never just a number and you are treated as a peer. It is challenging, engaging and the liberal arts environment allows for you to learn about a variety of subjects, not just the silo of your major. I am still in touch with several of my professors, and I am so grateful to have their continued guidance.

          • Testimony
            2004-2008, BA

            Drew University built me a strong foundation for career success!

            I'd like to sum up some of the things that I appreciate most about Drew University; student diversity, exposure to new and exciting fields of study, top quality professors and great leadership! I came out of Drew with the knowledge and preparedness needed to succeed in a corporate environment. Professors were outstanding and will go above and beyond to help students who are interested and involved in their education. If college were to happen again, Drew would be my top choice!