April 2022 – Drew University has once again earned a spot on The Princeton Review’s annual Best Value Colleges list.
This marks the fourth straight year Drew has been named to the list, which includes 209 schools, representing only seven percent of universities nationwide.
Drew is one of only five colleges in New Jersey to make the list, alongside Princeton, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Stevens Institute of Technology.
According to The Princeton Review’s methodology, the schools to make the list all shared three characteristics: stellar academics, affordable cost (via a low sticker price, generous financial aid, or both), and strong career prospects for graduates. These factors are among 40 data points that determine the publication’s return-on-investment rating.
“The schools we chose as our Best Value Colleges for 2022 are a select group: They comprise only about 7% of the nation’s four-year undergraduate institutions,” said Rob Franek C’93, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review and member of Drew’s Board of Trustees, in a press release.
“We commend their administrators, faculties, staff and alumni for all they are doing to educate their students and guide them to success in their careers. These colleges are also exceptional for the generous amount of financial aid they award to students with need and/or for their comparatively low cost of attendance.”
In August 2021, The Princeton Review included Drew in its annual list of the nation’s top schools, which included only 14 percent of schools in the country.