Drew University

Drew's educational philosophy is built on fostering deep connections between students and faculty mentors, between its curriculum and its world and between its classrooms and real-world, hands-on experiences. Drew students are linked with a faculty mentor the summer before their first year, months before they take their first class. They work side by side by in the lab with mentors like Dr. William Campbell, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine, or sharpen writing skills with Dr. Patrick Phillips, 2015 National Book Award finalist. Faculty and students also collaborate on class schedules, discuss potential majors/minors, identify and arrange internships, work on scholarship applications and apply for jobs and/or graduate schools throughout and beyond a student's four years at Drew. Drew's beautiful, wooded campus is located in a charming small town just outside New York City, and a Drew education links the classroom to the city. For example, students study theatre (in Drew's top-ten Theatre Program) on Broadway, finance and economics on Wall Street, international affairs at the United Nations, contemporary art in Chelsea, communications and media in Midtown and art and art history in major museums and studios of working artists. Drew's Center for Civic Engagement combines the curricular with real-world learning opportunities in local communities--bringing to life Drew's motto "Freely you have received; freely give." Civic Scholars attend seminars on civic engagement, perform internships with multiple nonprofit/government agencies and take community-based classes that connect their academic interests with their work in the community. Drew's location in a dynamic metropolitan area provides excellent internship opportunities, which often lead to employment. Over the last few years, Drew students have interned at employers such as CBS Sports, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, Free People, GoldmanSachs, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Michael Kors, the New York Police Department, the Red Sox and the United Nations, among others. 94 percent of recent graduates were working or in graduate/professional school within six months of graduation. They are employed at organizations such as Google, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Chubb Insurance, Lincoln Center, the US Department of State, Merrill Lynch, the Federal Trade Commission, ING Financial Partners, Morgan Stanley, Novartis and Prudential, and are attending graduate programs at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia and Duke, among others.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1867 United Methodist Semester $130.9 million 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 408-3000
overall score total score state city online paying global
52 100.0 New Jersey Madison 546