Drew Is a National Top 10 ‘Best Buy’

July 2019 – The Fiske Guide to Colleges ranks Drew University among its top 10 “Best Buy” private colleges and universities nationwide. And Drew is the only New Jersey school—public or private—in the top 20.

Fiske chose Drew because of its “outstanding educational value as determined by academic quality in relation to the net cost of attendance,” a year after the university lowered its tuition by 20 percent. Its top programs, real-world learning experiences and faculty mentorship were also recognized.

About Drew, Fiske cites its close proximity to New York City and quotes students, who say Drew is welcoming and inclusive. “No student goes unnoticed,” said one student. “Everyone bonds with a mentor on campus.”

Drew also is featured in the 2020 Fiske guide to the “best and most interesting” schools in North America and the U.K.—a select list of 323.

Fiske’s 2020 national “Best Buy” list includes just 10 private and 10 public schools:

Centre College
Drew University
Earlham College
Mount Holyoke College
Oglethorpe University
Olin College of Engineering
Rice University
St. Olaf College
Vanderbilt University
Warren Wilson College

Arizona State University
University of Florida
University of Iowa
New College of Florida
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Purdue University
SUNY Binghamton University
Texas A&M University
Truman State University
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Established in 1983, the Fiske Guide provides college-bound students and their families with key information needed to make educational choices. Its editor, Edward Fiske, served as education editor at The New York Times for 17 years.

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