Drew University: Narrative Description

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36 Madison Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940-1493
Tel: (973)408-3000
Admissions: (973)408-3739
Fax: (973)408-3939
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.drew.edu/


Independent, university, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 186-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $218.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $11,000 per student. Total enrollment: 2,675. Faculty: 166 (122 full-time, 44 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 3,266 applied, 70% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 92% from top half. Full-time: 1,569 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 60 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 12 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; visual/performing arts; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Saint Elizabeth, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 3/15, 12/24 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $37,564 includes full-time tuition ($29,000), mandatory fees ($546), and college room and board ($8018). College room only: $5130. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1208 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $22.75 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: The Acorn (student newspaper), Student Government Association, Volunteer Resource Center, University Program Board, WMNJ (student radio station). Major annual events: First Annual Picnic, Holiday Ball, Midnight Breakfast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,337 college housing spaces available; 1,325 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Drew University Library with 499,758 books, 373,236 microform titles, 2,609 serials, 2,445 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.7 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Madison, population approximately 16,000, is a suburban community in historical surroundings. Bordering a rural area that features numerous horse farms and a 6,000-acre national wildlife preserve, Madison is on a commuter rail line, just 30 miles from Manhattan. Some part-time employment is available.

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