Drew University, a U.S. Top 100 liberal arts university, is located on a beautiful, safe 186-acre campus, just 29 miles west of New York City. Founded in 1867, the school’s undergraduate college has just 1,700 students. This medium size allows students to work closely with their professors and advisers to customize their education to their own particular goals.
Where You Learn
Drew is a beautiful place to call home. Nicknamed “the Forest,” its campus is located in the safe and welcoming suburbs of northern New Jersey. Everything you need to live and learn at college is right on campus.
From Drew’s gates, it’s just a short walk to small-town, tree-lined Madison. Shops, services and trendy restaurants abound, and from the historic station on Kings Road you can catch an express train to New York City or travel to Newark Liberty International Airport. You won’t need a car to get around—a rare thing in the United States.
Drew takes advantage of it’s proximity to New York by using the city as a classroom, offering semester-long programs at the United Nations, on Wall Street or in contemporary art. Many students also take advantage of New York’s many cultural and social opportunities, or pursue internships there in finance, media, entertainment and a range of other fields.
How You Learn
Drew students benefit from the university’s commitment to teaching. All of its faculty teach undergraduates and none of its courses are taught by teaching assistants. The university’s small size means faculty are available to mentor, advise, debate, challenge and inspire. Drew faculty care about each student and their learning.
Many classes at Drew link learning to community involvement. This allows students to take classroom lessons into the world and make an impact on real lives while deepening their own understanding of the subject matter. Engaging the world is a hallmark of a Drew education.
What You Learn
Drew offers 55 fields of study, allowing students to sample broadly and study deeply. Choose from majors, minors and special degree programs in disciplines from anthropology to writing. Regardless of which field a student chooses,Drew promises to deliver seven skills for success, which are built into and across its curriculum. Employers call these 21st-century skills. Drew calls them a sophisticated career toolkit that its graduates adapt to every opportunity and any eventuality.
Why You Learn
Drew believes that the best kind of learning integrates self-improvement and self-discovery and benefits the individual as well as society.It’s a modern approach to education that is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Cicero and Jefferson. The university calls it full-impact learning,which promises to deliver to every student a complete and balanced education for career, joy, self and society.
When You Graduate
The success of Drew’s full-impact approach to education, which is designed to form a deliberate path from the campus into the world, is evident in the success of itsgraduates. Those that choose to continue their studies do so at some of the finest graduate programs in the country, like Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown Law andDartmouth Medical. Others land at big-name employers like JP Morgan Chase, the World Band, MTV, Sony Music, Celgene Corporation and the Metropolitan Opera. In a study of recent Drew alumni, 95 percent reported being employed or enrolled in a graduate program within one year of graduation and the vast majority cited the lasting influence of Drew professors on their life trajectory.
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