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Drew University is a popular choice for international students looking to be part of an intimate and nurturing setting. The university’s one-on-one approach to learning ensures that students are never lost in the crowd. Whatever their academic and professional interests, our degrees prepare them for the future—from Ivy League graduate school to in-demand careers such as data analytics and finance.

  • 70% of classes have fewer than 20 students
  • A 50-minute train ride from NYC
  • 90% of the student population lives on campus
  • Zero classes taught by graduate assistants; students learn directly from professors

With Vidhyavaaradhi’s Pre-Arrival Success Services (PASS), students will receive free one-on-one guidance. We help students prepare for their visa interview by reviewing their documents and offering them a chance to practice. 

Why Drew University?

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Direct Entry

If your student meets the academic and English language requirements for the degree program, they can apply directly to the university program.

International Year One

International Year One allows students to begin earning credits toward their degree even if they don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.

  • View International Year One in Biomedical Sciences courses
  • View International Year One in Business courses
  • View International Year One in Computer Science courses
  • View International Year One in General courses
  • View International Year One in Media and Communications courses
  • View International Year One in Natural Sciences courses
  • View International Year One in Pre-Engineering courses
  • View International Year One in the Arts courses

Transfer Program

A customized program allowing students to transfer credits and apply them toward their degree.

Direct Entry

If your student meets the academic and English language requirements for the degree program, they can apply directly to the university program.

Integrated Master’s Program

Students who meet the English language requirements for the graduate degree program and need additional academic and cultural support can apply directly to the university program and receive extra support customized for international students.

Graduate Pathway

Graduate Pathway is a 6-12 month program providing additional language, academic and cultural support leading to the next semester of a graduate degree.

  • View Graduate Pathway in Data Analytics courses
  • View Graduate Pathway in Education courses
  • View Graduate Pathway in Finance courses


Academic English

An intensive program offering students rapid progress in preparation for an academic degree.

Study Abroad With English

Academic English and undergraduate courses that earn credits toward an undergraduate degree.

Top Subjects

  • Theatre
  • Political Science
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Pre-Engineering

Key Rankings

Drew University offers a liberal arts education in a safe, secure city just a short train ride from New York City.

  • #7 in the US for undergraduate international student enrollment (Open Doors Report 2021-22, Institute of International Education)
  • #17 US liberal arts universities whose physical science majors earn PhDs (National Science Foundation)
  • Drew’s Theatre program is ranked among the top 10 in the US (The Princeton Review 2023)
  • Drew’s hometown, Madison, is ranked in the top 20 safest college town in the US (Safewise 2022)
  • 100% medical school acceptance rate; 64 percentage points higher than the national average

Student Success

Eligible 90%
Enrolled 88%

Take a look at our student progression results in all programs for 2020-21:
Eligible: % of students who successfully completed the Pathway program and qualified for admission as degree-seeking students.
Enrolled: % of students who enrolled as degree-seeking students in their next term of degree study at their host university.

Campus and Location

1. Madison Campus

Learn on a safe, beautiful, wooded campus while being just minutes away from all the cultural, educational and professional advantages of New York City. Study with our Ivy League-trained faculty who are dedicated to your education and passions. The Drew campus is truly a global village. With Chinese New Year celebrations at the residence halls, International Week activities at the University Commons and international dinner at the building of the university president’s office, you’ll feel at home anywhere on campus.


For students applying for direct entry to university accommodation information can be found on the university website.

Student Residences

  • Convenient on-campus locations close to classrooms, libraries, the athletic centre and dining
  • Housing for graduate students is not required or guaranteed but is open depending on availability
  • Live-in student staff to assist residents 24 hours per day
  • Securely locked exterior doors
  • Wireless high-speed internet
  • Lounges with televisions and games such as billiards and table tennis
  • Study lounges
  • Laundry facilities
University facilities

Students can enjoy games of table tennis, pool and foosball in residence hall lounges while a professional theatre company right on campus provides culture. There’s even an on-campus pub for students and visitors over 21 years old.

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