Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Is the undergraduate experience at Drew kind of major? In a word, YES. Because Drew is so much more than a place to earn your degree. It’s where you’ll meet some of your closest friends. Get connected to life-changing mentors. Learn in ways that could take you around the globe, or straight into the real world of professional life, meaningful community action, and leading social change.

It all starts with LAUNCH, our only-at-Drew career development platform that helps you synthesize your academic and co-curricular experiences and craft a narrative that articulates your skills and defines your focus. You’ll thank us for that – in every job interview you ever have.

How to Apply

Drew is a test-optional school, which means you can choose whether or not to submit your SAT or ACT scores for consideration with your application. We take a holistic approach to reviewing your application and consider many factors in our decision, including your high school grades, course of study, recommendations, essay, extracurricular involvement and SAT/ACT scores, when submitted. We know that standardized tests may not measure the full range of your qualities, so it’s not a requirement of Drew’s admission process.

There are three options when you apply to Drew: Early Decision, Early Action & Regular Decision. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Merit Scholarships
Drew is quite generous with financial aid and provides over $30 million to its students in financial aid each year. Both domestic and international students can qualify for merit-based scholarships, which are based on previous academic achievement. These scholarships do not require any additional application so students are automatically considered at the point of admission.

In addition to these merit scholarships, first-year students may also apply for Drew Action Scholars and the Drew Scholarship for the Arts. Drew Action Scholars is for students committed to community, innovation and global impact in a connected world. The Drew Scholarship for the Arts is for students who excel in the arts and plan to be an active member of the art community at Drew.

Need-Based Financial Assistance
In addition to merit aid, US citizens who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are also considered for need-based financial assistance. Limited need-based funds are also available to international students who submit the International Student Financial Aid Application.

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