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It is essential to visit a school whileSuper BrilliantPolitical Science
It is essential to visit a school while it is IN SESSION!! You don't get the same impression on a visit during the summer. Make sure you sit in on a class that interests you and try to speak with the professor. Their willingness to talk to you as a prospective is indicative of how they'll treat you as a student. My favorite thing about Drew is how accessible the faculty are--there are so many opportunities to get to know them as mentors. It's easy to think of profs to write recommendation letters. They're here because they want to teach.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2003
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Campus Maintenance: C-
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Drew is a great small school with manyQuite BrightBiology
Drew is a great small school with many opportunities and valuable faculty & STAFF members! The same problems w/ Drew are the same with any similar small schools -- funding cuts and small enrollment limit the amount of building repairs and maintenance. Little funding is also left over for student activities and athletics. The education is great, but if you're looking for a campus that's modern and has things to do every night... go elsewhere. We're a small community and we really value individuality while retaining a collective respect.
4th Year Male -- Class 2003
Education Quality: A+, Campus Maintenance: C-
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Drew University can be summed up with oneQuite BrightChemistry
Drew University can be summed up with one word -- individualistic. At Drew, you can be anything you want to be, but you have to be self-motivated. Drew is an extremely tolerant place that has a wide variety of students (hippies, gays, feminists, jocks, liberals, conservatives, etc.). The school offers its students incredible opportunities that are not generally available elsewhere, and inspires its students to go above and beyond the norm. However, while the school promotes greatness, nobody going to hand it to you.

The same is true for being a Drew alum. If you're looking for a college that will get you a high-paying corporate job upon graduation, this is not the school for you. However, if you're looking for a school that gives its students the knowledge and the vision to eventually become leaders in their fields, then consider Drew. Drew graduates have a long legacy serving the public -- a disproportionate number hold high-ranking positions in government and non-profit organizations. I graduated three years ago, and I am now a medicinal chemist. I design medical devices which allow people to live longer and more fulfilling lives. I was able to get this job, not because I know more chemistry than other people (I don't!), but because Drew taught be to think outside the box, and inspired me to believe that I could accomplish anything if I made the effort. I strongly recommend this school for any person who is independent-minded, and is willing to take advantage of the unique opportunities that Drew offers.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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