Life in The Forest


Campus Life

Launch your future in a powerful community. Drew is a vibrant, diverse, and friendly place, with hundreds of ways to make your mark. Here in The Forest, students are empowered to find their best selves in a wealth of campus activity and a world of wider opportunity.

Your New Home

Our beautiful, wooded campus—called The Forest—is a 10-minute walk from the Madison train station, which takes you directly to Midtown Manhattan in under an hour. It’s 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, Madison, is postcard-perfect, with trendy shops and cafés. Madison is ranked #1 Safest College Town in New Jersey, and #3 in the U.S., by SafeWise. Our neighbor, Morristown, is a fun (and funky) small city with Food Network–famous eateries, art galleries and studios, museums, and a music scene. Within a one-hour radius are the Jersey Shore, mountains and lakes, the Prudential Center sports and concert arena, and, of course, New York City, with its world-class museums, clubs, concert venues, galleries, shopping districts, restaurants, theatres, street markets and more.

I chose Drew because I loved the camaraderie of the students and neighborhood atmosphere at Drew. Plus, there are so many great opportunities here. It blew me away. ”
—Brian Dagostino ’20
Media and Communications major, History Honors Society, Drew Rangers baseball team, internship with New York Yankees

Flock To The Forest

Since our founding in 1867, generations of young seekers have found a sense of place and purpose here in The Forest. Drew began as a seminary and is now a prestigious liberal arts university with three distinct schools: The College of liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Today, 1,700 undergraduates foster a powerful community by honoring old traditions and creating new ones that link together 25,000+ Drew alumni around the world.

25% of students are Drew Ranger student-athletes.

Basketball • Cross Country • Equestrian • Fencing • Field Hockey • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Softball • Swimming & Diving • Tennis • Volleyball

Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Fencing • Golf • Lacrosse • Soccer • Swimming & Diving • Tennis • Volleyball

When I walked onto campus for the first time, I was shocked. It was beautiful. A deer ran across my path. I was like, ‘Is this a campus or is this a fairy tale?’ ”
—Kristin Ziegler ’16
Team Lead, New Business Development, IntePros Consulting

Weekend? Road Trip!

Hit the Beach: 130 miles of Jersey coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May
Bite the Big Apple: You’re in New York City in under an hour. Sweet!
Make a Splash: Lakes, rivers, bays and, yes, a whole ocean
Take a Hike: 114 marked trails in Morris County alone