Drew University

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#123, overall score 45.92/100

Fun Fact:

In 2009, Drew opened the first “green dorm” in the state of New Jersey.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Madison, N.J.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Rural
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,521
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 151
  • Jewish population share: 10%
  • Student origin: 65% in-state / 35% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Drew Acorn
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Rangers
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Phoenix

COST & AID Score: 10.83/15

  • Score: 10.83/15
  • Tuition: $49,168
  • Room & board costs: $13,694
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $39,700
  • Average loan debt: $24,058

ACADEMICS Score: 6.67/20

  • Score: 6.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 63%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
  • Median SAT range: 1100-1300
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 11/20

  • Score: 11/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 2
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 8.67/11

  • Score: 8.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 7.98/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 6.15/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: No

JEWISH LIFE Score: 8.75/34

  • Score: 8.75/34
  • Hillel: Drew University Hillel
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 28 (5 Orthodox, 13 Conservative, 10 Reform)
  • Eruv: No

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