Drew University

Drew University

Madison , United States
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 58
    Available Programs
  • 2000
  • 31340
    Average Cost
  • Permit


Drew University was found in 1867 by Daniel Drew, who purchased an estate in Madison to establish a theological seminary, though nowadays university makes no religious demands on its students. Untill 1928 this complex of buildings served as a seminary, from 1928 till 1990- as a liberal arts college and from 1990 to now finally as university that is known today. 

Drew University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools  with approval granted to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs and professional or post-graduate certificates.

This university provides a large variety of undergraduate, graduate and theological degree programs. There are different fields as accounting, anthropology, medicine, law, art, history, marketing, physics, psychology and so on.

 As example, below is a list of key programs available to undergraduate students:
1)Semester on Wall Street: an 8-credit program where 20 students attend classes twice a week in New York City at St. John's University, located in the Financial District. Students have guest lecturers from the various banks, organizations, and financial agencies.
2)Semester on the United Nations: an 8-credit program where 20 students attend classes twice a week in New York City in the Church Center, directly across from UN Headquarters. Students have guest lecturers from the UN Secretariat  and NGOs, and attend meetings of the UN General Assembly. 
3)Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE): selected students engage in research under the supervision of retired industrial scientists.
4)Drew Summer Science Institute: an on-campus summer program that pairs approximately 15 Drew students with faculty mentors for an intensive experience working full-time on a research project
5)New York Semester on Contemporary Art: an 8-credit program where students meet weekly to discuss timely issues, and then visit  New York City art museums  two days a week.
6)London Semester: a 16-credit program where students explore political and social change in Great Britain.

For those international students who need to focus on their language improvement, international year one program is held.

Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, a borough approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of New York City. The nearest cities are Madison and Morristown.90 percents of students stay in a campus, called The Forest. Housing is guaranteed for all four years. Drew's academic buildings feature a mix of Greek Revival, Collegiate Gothic, and neoclassical architecture on a 186-acre (75 ha) campus that is a serene, wooded oasis in the middle of a bustling suburban  town.

Entry requirements

Second or high school diploma.  In-country equivalent of 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale

Official college transcripts 

TOEFL ibt 80  or IELTS 6.5 (6.0 subscores) (it may be waived depending on your previous studies and achievements); PTE 59; Duolingo score of 100 or higher. 

Scholarship & funding

International students can qualify for merit-based scholarships, ranging from 10000-25000 dollars,  which are based on previous academic achievement. These scholarships do not require any additional application, so you’ll be automatically considered at the point of admission.
About 93 percents receive scholarships from Drew. In 2016 more than 37 milliion dollars were spents on grants in scholarships.  
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Student life

There is a great variety of sports field to join like softball, tennis, swimming, baseball, equstrian, e.t.c. Campus is located close to two fun and funky cities with musical scenes and some eateries.