Our Bottom Line


Our Bottom Line

There’s a reason Drew is repeatedly named a best value college by The Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, Kiplinger’s, Fiske Guide to Colleges and more. Think top-notch academics and faculty, killer location (just 50 minutes to unlimited opportunities in the Big Apple), and LAUNCH—our all-about-you career development platform that’s big on mentorship and even bigger on resumé-making experiences. Drew offers scholarships and financial aid to help make this investment in your future manageable. Want help? Our Admissions and Financial Aid counselors are happy to talk with you individually to help navigate the process.

Drew is a Top 10 Best Buy!

Drew University is one of 10 private schools on Fiske’s Best Buy list, and it’s the only New Jersey school—public or private—in the Top 20.

Pair affordability and top-notch academics with our Launch undergraduate experience and you get value. That’s because our Launch program builds career readiness right into your education—so you graduate ahead of the competition, on a trajectory of success.

From the beginning, Drew demonstrated a commitment to do all that was possible to make (our daughter’s) dream a reality. The admissions counselor worked directly with the financial aid office to advocate for our needs. I knew then that the Drew community would treat us like a family member instead of a stranger. ”
—Michelle Backe
Parent of Ashley Backe C’19

Merit Scholarships

First-year applicants to Drew are automatically considered for one of four major scholarships at Drew—ranging from $15,000 to $27,000.

Specialized Scholarships

In addition to our generous merit scholarships, Drew offers these scholarships for students with special talents, interests and backgrounds:

  • Baldwin Honors Scholarships for our highest-achieving students—$3,000 per year
  • Drew Action Scholarships for students passionate about civic engagement—$2,500 per year
  • Drew Arts Scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts—$1,500 per year
  • Transfer Scholarships for students transferring from other schools—$15,000 to $23,000 per year 

Low Debt

According to the nonprofit Project on Student Debt, Drew graduates have lower average debt compared to other colleges, public and private.


We’re with you.

Drew is committed to making education accessible and affordable for everyone. Please reach out with your questions. You will receive straightforward, friendly, and personal advice. That’s our promise to you.

The staff in the financial aid office were incredibly helpful, approachable and understanding. ”
—Jonathan Van Dongen C’17
Teach For America