Drew University

Madison, New Jersey, United States
Consisting of the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University has a total enrollment of 2,369 students. (1,582 in the College of Liberal Arts, 351 in the Caspersen School and 436 in the Theological School.) 

Master's Programmes

Humanities (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
  • Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

Drew was established in 1867 as a seminary, the antecedent of today’s Drew Theological School. In 1928, a gift led to the addition of the College of Liberal Arts, which began as a small college for men, became co-educational during the 1940s and grew significantly in the 1960s. In the early 1980s, it was granted what is still only the fourth Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the state. 

Education

  • Drew's top-ranked undergraduate academic programs—30 majors, 51 minors, 6 combined-degree programs and 10 pre-professional programs—and our graduate degrees and certificates provide building blocks for longterm success.
  • When you apply your curiosities, aptitudes and interests at Drew, you surround yourself with likeminded critical thinkers and mentors who will challenge you to do your best.

Research

Primary Functions of the Office of Institutional Research:

  • Supply institutional data on admissions, enrollment, financial aid, staff/faculty, library and finance to federal and state agencies, the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (“Middle States”) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
  • Interpret data received from federal and state agencies, HEDS, Middle States, and the ATS.
  • Provide analytical support for enrollment management and budget preparation.
  • Coordinate University participation in national survey research efforts such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

Career

The Drew University Center for Internships and Career Development helps students to explore, clarify, and achieve their career goals. Career-related services and programs are provided to assist liberal arts students in making the transition from the University to their future careers; from student to professional. We teach students to:

  • Understand the relationship between their academic studies and careers
  • Make sound career decisions based on an evaluation of their goals, interests, abilities, and values
  • Test possible career choices through internships and part-time jobs
  • Prepare for the job search process
  • Research post-graduate educational opportunities

Services

Student services

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards encourages responsible community conduct of all university students and their guests.  

International Student & Scholar Services is dedicated to:

  • Assisting international students and scholars as they adjust to their new life in the United States and the campus community through Orientation, educational and cultural programs and individual advising.
  • Providing a place for students to express their needs openly and advocating on their behalf within the university and to government agencies so that they have access to the resources and information necessary to achieve their personal and educational goals.

Housing services

The beautiful, wooded campus at Drew. The town of Madison, rich in culture. New York City, that powerhouse world capital, just a train ride away.

Library services

Have a project, but not sure how to get started? Want a quiet place to prep for exams or a comfortable space for your study group? Trying to locate a rare book or article? The Drew Libraries can help!

  • Electronic research resources
  • Books in print and ebook form
  • Scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines
  • Streaming videos and films
  • Federal government document depository
  • Unique special collections

ICT services

University Technology (UT), like our sister department, Instructional Technology and User Services (ITUS), helps fulfill Drew’s mission of education through the knowledgeable creation of robust, reliable infrastructure and enterprise systems, constantly improving efforts in customer service, and aiding the innovative use of instructional technology and media. 

Medical services

We want to keep you healthy, safe and happy while you pursue your education. Our health and public safety professionals are here whether you have a the sniffles or a more serious emergency. You’ll feel just as safe and cared for at Drew as you did back home.

Student Life

Campus life

The Division of Campus Life and Student Affairs (CLSA) complements and supports the academic mission of the University by:

  • Offering opportunities for students to develop personal autonomy, positive self perceptions, leadership skills, social responsibility, and a heightened community consciousness of and appreciation for sameness and difference.
  • Providing services that assist each student to reach his or her intellectual and personal potential and educational goals.
  • Fostering and promoting a safe, salutary environment that is inclusive and conducive to learning.
  • Sponsoring and supporting a range of programming that is educational, recreational, and social in nature.

Sports facilities

Drew is the home of the Rangers and 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Student-athletes at Drew are renowned for their dual passion for their sport and their academic careers. Typically making up one-quarter of the student body, Rangers have boasted championship titles, scholarly awards and real-world experience during their careers in The Forest. When offered academic freedom, the ability to compete and deep resources to land internships and jobs, Rangers say, “I’ll have one of each, please.”

Student clubs

  • Student Philanthropy Ambassadors
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Amrita Youth for Unity, Diversity and Harmony
  • ARIEL
  • Art Club
  • Art History Club
  • Beta, Beta, Beta
  • Black Ministerial Caucus

Accreditation

Drew University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Theological School, which offers master’s and doctoral degrees, is also accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. The Caspersen School offers master’s and doctoral degrees, including a Master of Arts in Teaching accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council. The College of Liberal Arts confers the BA degree with majors in 31 disciplines.

Madison, New Jersey, United States