Drew University

★★★☆☆

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I used to adore Drew University. It has a beautiful, forested campus that makes you feel at home. It is a small school, where it is easy to be known. However, they do not carry this sentiment into their admissions office. They are very disconnected from the rest of New Jersey. They are not aware of high schools in New Jersey or their reputations. The staff can be very snippy and even rude on the phone.

This is also a very politically left-leaning university. If you are uncomfortable in an environment where hippie mindsets still flourish, I wouldn't recommend Drew.

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I used to adore Drew University. It has a beautiful, forested campus that makes you feel at home. It is a small school, where it is easy to be known. However, they do not carry this sentiment into their admissions office. They are very disconnected from the rest of New Jersey. They are not aware of high schools in New Jersey or their reputations. The staff can be very snippy and even rude on the phone.

This is also a very politically left-leaning university. If you are uncomfortable in an environment where hippie mindsets still flourish, I wouldn't recommend Drew.

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Drew has a lovely campus filled with trees and is located in suburban Madison New Jersey. The area is pretty and the town is quient and quaint. If you are looking for the typical University experience this may not provide that in the social event arena. Drew has many local students who live close to or at home with their families. The classes are well-sized and the choices are various.

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Drew has a lovely campus filled with trees and is located in suburban Madison New Jersey. The area is pretty and the town is quient and quaint. If you are looking for the typical University experience this may not provide that in the social event arena. Drew has many local students who live close to or at home with their families. The classes are well-sized and the choices are various.

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You're first thought upon visiting Drew University will be, "Look at those trees!" It's true, with the school's unofficial mascot, the squirrel and it's weekly newspaper, The Acorn you are never allowed to ignore the gorgeous arboreal campus. It is truly a forest oasis. This is extraordinary for two reasons. First, if you're coming from ouside of New Jersey you'll probably be expecting an extension of the Newark-Elizabeth industrial sprawl that you see when you fly in. There is a reason that New Jersey is called the Garden State. The second reason is that as most schools expand and modenize, they lose the more natural, classic atmosphere that is the stereotypical small college. Drew has managed to keep its trees and open spaces and has built new buildings in a style that complements the forest.

Now onto the important things. I have found with most schools that the quality of the education you receive is dependant on how much effort you put in. In most places it is easy enough to coast through classes without learning much. This is easy enough to do at Drew. In fact, you will probably find alot of the people around you doing just that. But that is to be expected just about everywhere. If you are willing to work, you will get as good an education at Drew as you can get at more prestigious schools. The professors are without exception extremely knowledgable and well respected in their fields. There is an excellend variety of courses from quantum physics to Halocaust studies, not to mention an excellent Islamic and Middle Eastern department.

Dorms are standard, food is standard. Nothing really stands out about accomodations. A laptop is included in tuition, which is extremely high, even for New Jersey.

The campus is within easy walking distance of downtown Madison, a nice, upscale suburban town. Also within walking distance is a train station with trains to Newark and New York leaving regularly. Expect some field trips to the city.

PROS: Beautiful campus, dedicated professors
CONS: tuition

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You're first thought upon visiting Drew University will be, "Look at those trees!" It's true, with the school's unofficial mascot, the squirrel and it's weekly newspaper, The Acorn you are never allowed to ignore the gorgeous arboreal campus. It is truly a forest oasis. This is extraordinary for two reasons. First, if you're coming from ouside of New Jersey you'll probably be expecting an extension of the Newark-Elizabeth industrial sprawl that you see when you fly in. There is a reason that New Jersey is called the Garden State. The second reason is that as most schools expand and modenize, they lose the more natural, classic atmosphere that is the stereotypical small college. Drew has managed to keep its trees and open spaces and has built new buildings in a style that complements the forest.

Now onto the important things. I have found with most schools that the quality of the education you receive is dependant on how much effort you put in. In most places it is easy enough to coast through classes without learning much. This is easy enough to do at Drew. In fact, you will probably find alot of the people around you doing just that. But that is to be expected just about everywhere. If you are willing to work, you will get as good an education at Drew as you can get at more prestigious schools. The professors are without exception extremely knowledgable and well respected in their fields. There is an excellend variety of courses from quantum physics to Halocaust studies, not to mention an excellent Islamic and Middle Eastern department.

Dorms are standard, food is standard. Nothing really stands out about accomodations. A laptop is included in tuition, which is extremely high, even for New Jersey.

The campus is within easy walking distance of downtown Madison, a nice, upscale suburban town. Also within walking distance is a train station with trains to Newark and New York leaving regularly. Expect some field trips to the city.

PROS: Beautiful campus, dedicated professors
CONS: tuition

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