Drew University


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.) The Theological and Caspersen schools offer degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, while the College annually confers B.A. degrees in 30 different disciplines.

Located in the picturesque and friendly borough of Madison, New Jersey, Drew’s 186 acre, wooded campus is within walking distance of the Madison train station, which offers direct service to Midtown Manhattan’s New York Penn Station. The university is known for its small class sizes and personal attention to students. Ninety-four percent of Drew’s full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees in their areas of expertise, which makes high-quality mentorship the hallmark of a Drew education.

Why choose Drew University?
Campus Services

Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey, a borough approximately 25 miles west of New York City. Known as “the Rose City” because of its rose-cultivating industry in the nineteenth century, Madison is an affluent commuter town in New Jersey’s Morris County. It is connected with the northern section of the state and midtown Manhattan through the New Jersey Transit’s Morris & Essex Lines. The university hosts the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theatre company


Apart from exceptional circumstances, applicants whose native (first) language is not English must submit an IELTS or TOEFL score when applying for admission. TOEFL scores can be submitted to Drew Theological School, Code 2193, Dept. 21. The University of Cambridge language examinations (IELTS) may be submitted as an alternative to the TOEFL examination. Applicants that have completed a previous degree at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction may request a waiver from the Office of Theological Admissions. The TOEFL waiver form can be found on our website. *TOEFL waivers are not granted to Ph.D. applicants.

Undergraduate Fee

2015-2016 Summary of Costs

Tuition: $45,552
Room: $8,152
Board: $4,520


  • General Fee: $582
  • Health Insurance: $1,590 (required for International students)
  • Orientation Fee: $300 (First-year students only)
  • Technology Fee: $250
  • Transcript Fee: $25 (First-year students only)

Based on full-time status, nine month enrollment period. Tuition is $1,898 per credit. Room for residents is based on double occupancy. Board is the standard seven day meal plan.

Other Expenses

There are other expenses related to college–such as books, supplies and transportation–that families should consider. Because these costs will vary from student to student, the amounts shown below are only estimates. Drew uses these amounts when calculating a financial aid award.

  • Books and Supplies: $1,128
  • Miscellaneous and Personal: $2,122
  • Transportation: $2,560 (Commuter students only)
Entry Requirements

Due to new immigration rules you will not be allowed into the U.S. more than 30 days before the start date on your I-20. You should have your financial papers and bank statements to show the Port of Entry officer when you enter the U.S. If you have problems entering the country and the officer wants to speak with a representative from Drew University, you can call during office hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard time) at (973) 408-3111. International students should not plan to pay for their education through employment in the United States. While occasional field education positions and on-campus employment may become available, a student cannot rely in advance on such opportunities, especially not during the first year. International students must demonstrate adequate funds to cover tuition and the cost of living for themselves and any dependents during the first year of a degree program. This funding can be demonstrated by the applicant’s personal funds or through sponsorship by an individual or organization. In either case, funds must be demonstrated that equal or exceed the total amount required for tuition and the cost of living. A supporting bank statement that is no older than 6 months must be provided for each sponsor or to demonstrate the applicant’s personal funds. To calculate the total amount required to secure an I-20, please see our I-20 calculator. Once a student has secured the funds required for an I-20, the following documents must be submitted to Drew University in order to receive the I-20:

  • I-20 Checklist
  • Signed Intent to Accept Form
  • $300.00 Enrollment Deposit
  • Certification Contract
  • $5,000 Registration Deposit by money order or drawn on a US bank
  • Sponsor Support Forms (Individual / Organization) and Corresponding Bank Certification Statement
  • Student’s Personal Bank Certification Statements
  • Immigration Status Transfer Form (transfer students only: Word Document | PDF form)
  • Copy of Passports for all individuals entering the United States
  • Copy of Green Card, Naturalization/Citizenship Papers, F/J/R visa (if available)
  • Housing Application (or US address of residence)
  • Vaccination Records (or intent to be vaccinated at Drew University)

If you are ready to submit your documents, please complete, print, and return the I-20_Checklist with your materials. Submission of the above documents does not guarantee that a student will be granted a visa to study in the United States. Once an I-20 has been issued by Drew University, students must schedule an interview with the United States Embassy in the country of their citizenship. Students should pay the interview fee before arriving at the US Embassy and take the I-20 issued by Drew University to the interview. In most cases, students will be issued an I-20 for an F-1 visa and F-2 visas for family members. Occasionally, students who have entered into contractual agreements with supporting organizations will be granted J visas. You will need to pay a US $200.00 SEVIS fee and get a receipt BEFORE you can go to an appointment at an Embassy or Consulate. You must have the receipt to give the Embassy/Consulate or you will not be allowed to go into the appointment.

Drew’s hometown, Madison, is located 30 miles west of Midtown Manhattan in the rolling foothills of northern New Jersey. The university is situated on a beautiful, wooded 186-acre campus that gives Drew its powerful sense of place and helps to shape its character. A stimulating environment for living and learning, the campus is also home to The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theatre, and to the Charles A. Dana Research Center for Scientists Emeriti, which is housed in Drew’s Hall of Sciences.The campus is a short 10-minute walk from the Madison train station, which provides direct access to the cultural, educational and professional offerings of Manhattan via New Jersey Transit’s Midtown Direct Service. The university takes advantage of its proximity to New York by integrating field trips and off-campus study opportunities into the curriculum.

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