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The biggest thing thatQuite BrightPolitical Science
The biggest thing that is dissapointing about Drew is that there is no campus wide internet. If you have class in Hall of Science it can be difficult to maintain an internet connection. And there is no wireless in the dorms for when you want to sit outside on a nice sunny day to do homework.
1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Campus Aesthetics: A, Surrounding City: D
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It has been awhile since I attended.Quite BrightEnglish
It has been awhile since I attended. I would have been a member of the class of 1986 had I not left the year before. I found that if you were a member of the working class and had to have a job, you didn't fit in. The Dean of Students actually had the nerve to ask me what I had a job for. I told her, "Because eating is a hobby I don't feel like giving up." And these people were supposed to be preparing me for LIFE? Really.... It was also difficult for a working student to attend any school activities. They were all held around the 4 pm mark when I had to head to my part-time job.

The dorms at the time were filthy. Good luck finding a bathroom or shower stall on a Sunday morning that wasn't covered in vomit from the drunken antics on Friday and Saturday nights. Hopefully, that has improved. To this day I still get the heebie-jeebies driving past that brick wall on Madison Avenue. In the end, I wound up going to Caldwell College at night and finished with a 3.89 GPA, and a double-major. I should have done that from the beginning.

3rd Year Female -- Class 1986
Faculty Accessibility: C, Education Quality: F
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My experience with Drew University has been mixed.BrightUndecided
My experience with Drew University has been mixed. On one hand, I've enjoyed my on campus job, my friends, and the teachers. The teachers (or at least most of them) are nice, and will help you out if you need it. Also, if you meet the right people, they will become some of your best friends.

On the other hand, I've seen bad things with the administration, on campus life, and public safety. The administration is slower than it should be, and the people there really do not try to help you should you get in trouble. The on campus life is pretty bad, there's events to go to, but not many people take advantage of them for one reason or another. One exception is the acapella concerts, many students turn out for that. Facilities is slow to respond, and they don't always fix what they're supposed to fix.

Public safety gets a big thumbs down here. They act like they own the place, and are not afraid to write anybody up for the littlest offenses. They will definitely give you a hard time if they even suspect anything, even if they are right or wrong.

Student apathy is pretty high on this campus, and the student government exists, but is not a big issue for most students. The retention rate hovers around 80%, and the class of 2011 is rumored to be dropping below the 80% mark. Many people remark about how this was their second choice school, or how they wish they had transferred, so this could contribute to the apathy.

The food is mixed, but overall bad. The Commons (the main dining hall) is mostly miss, but every now and then there's good food there. They now have special days with special chefs coming in, which is nice. The snack bar is the other place to eat and it has gone remarkably downhill. The food seems to be more expensive than last year for less quality, the people can sometimes be rude, and they always seem to be running out of important items, such as pepperjack cheese.Overall, if you appreciate scholastics more than social life by a long shot, come to Drew. If you value anything else more than that, take a long look at Drew, or look elsewhere. Don't come to Drew only to regret it.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2010
Collaboration/Competitive: B+, Education Quality: F
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