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Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, United States. It was founded in the year 1867 and was initially known as the Drew Theological Seminary. The campus spreads over an area of more than 180 acres. Because of its wooded surroundings, the university is nicknamed the “University in the Forest. ” Drew University offers more than 50 academic programs including anthropology, business studies, history, political science, and religious studies.

Drew University's athletics department fields men's teams in basketball, baseball, equestrian, cross country, lacrosse, fencing, soccer, tennis, and swimming, and women's teams in field hockey, fencing, equestrian, basketball, cross country, softball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, and tennis. The sports teams are popularly known as the Rangers.

Profile of Drew University

The campus of Drew is in Madison, NJ, which is a large suburb. Its United Methodist nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Drew is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Drew is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, fine arts, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Drew Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 510 and 630.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Drew has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Drew had 2, 630 students enrolled (2, 277 full-time equivalent). Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

Student Life

Drew has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Drew offers students meal plans.

Drew Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts247political science, interdisciplinary studies, English, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, Spanish language, . . .
Religion and Philosophy138theology, ministry, religion, bible studies, philosophy
Therapy and Counselling84psychology, behavioral sciences, medical ethids
Science33biology, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts15art history and criticism, fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts15drama
Mathematics7mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science

Contact: Drew

Drew University

36 Madison Ave

Madison, NJ 07940

General Phone: (973) 408-3000


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