Admissions Requirements for High School Students
Launch Your Future
Drew University is located on a beautiful, wooded campus—called The Forest—and is the perfect home base: a historic campus that offers the comforts of small-town living, the excitement of big-city adventure, and easy access to a world of opportunities.
Our hometown of Madison, New Jersey, is picture-perfect, with lots of shops, cafes, and places to hang out. It’s also the #1 Safest College Town in New Jersey, and #3 in the U.S., according to SafeWise. From campus, you can walk to the Madison train station, which takes you straight into the heart of midtown Manhattan in under an hour. If you’re craving more of a nature moment, that’s easy too. Head to the Poconos. Or the Catskills. Or grab your suit and hit the Jersey Shore. Of course, you might just want to stay put. Campus is humming with all kinds of events all year round, from Fern Fest to TEDxDrewUniversity.
You couldn’t pick a better spot to spend four years. Gorgeous, tree-filled campus. Charming and safe small town. Less than an hour to all the opportunities of New York City and equally close to some truly amazing outdoor adventures. A full 90% of Drew students live on campus. Because from here, you can go anywhere.
Our combinations of majors and programs, hundreds of internships and research opportunities, one-of-a-kind New York Semesters, numerous study abroad offerings and personal mentoring by stellar faculty guarantees purpose-driven, experience-based career readiness for every student, steeped in a connection to a lifelong, worldwide community.
This is exemplified through Launch, our unique undergraduate experience that is an all-encompassing, all-about-you initiative designed to propel you forward with practical skills you’ll use, a network of supportive mentors to call on, and desirable résumé-ready experiences that will catch employers’ eyes. It’s direction without directives, so you can leave ready to craft your own version of an epic career.
*Items are part of the Common Application
International students can qualify for merit-based scholarships, which are based on previous academic achievement. These scholarships do not require any additional application, so you’ll be 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
Limited need-based funds are available to international students who submit the International Student Financial Aid Application. Students are encouraged to apply early while maximum funds are available to offer.
INTO Drew University offers innovative programs for international students who may not meet the requirements for direct admission to Drew. Students will gain additional academic preparation and English language support.
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Drew has academic partnerships in the New York metropolitan area and beyond that can put you on the fast track to early graduation and advanced degrees.
No matter your interests, our dual degree programs double your resources, save you time and lower your investment in your education.
Spring: January 2
Early Decision: November 1
7-Year BA/MD Program: November 1
Early Action: December 1
Early Decision II: January 15
Regular Decision: February 1 - After February 1, we will continue accepting applications on a space-available basis.
Fall Transfer: July 25
Drew provides a special orientation program for international students and individual advising and assistance with visa compliance issues.