Applications reach decade-long high for the 2023-24 admissions cycle
February 2024 – Drew University’s admissions numbers have continued to skyrocket and set new school standards.
At the end of the February 1 application deadline, Drew had received more than 5,000 applications for the undergraduate Class of 2028, most in the last decade. This number will continue to grow as students apply after the initial admissions deadline.
“The interest in Drew is growing, and we are thrilled to see both the quantity and quality of students applying to Drew,” said Frank Merckx, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Campus Life. “We are looking forward to welcoming yet another impressive class of undergraduates in the fall.”
These numbers continue the recent trend of undergraduates flocking to Drew.
The current first-year Class of 2027 is the largest undergraduate class at Drew in years, with more than 400 students.
The number of new undergraduate students has grown in recent months with the addition of nearly 40 first-year and transfer students who began courses in the spring 2024 semester.
The new students represent yet another upward trajectory in admissions numbers. The College of Liberal Arts saw a 37 percent increase in spring enrollees, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies increased 27 percent, and the Drew Theological School was up four percent. Additionally, students enrolling during the spring through the INTO Drew program were up 33 percent.
While the initial application deadline was February 1, Drew will still welcome applications for first-time, first-year students throughout the next few months. Transfer student—who have been entering the University at record levels—are welcome to apply throughout the spring and summer as well.