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Drew University is a great college.Quite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
Drew University is a great college. Anyone who does not get something out of the Drew experience is not trying to live life. Drew cultivates bright minds and attracts eager students who might not always be in the top ten percent of their high school class, but give their academic coursework their best effort. Drew is an A+ college for B+ students. I graduated from Drew in 2007, and then went on to graduate school. I will tell you that my graduate studies at Columbia University were not as rigorous as many of my courses at Drew. I highly recommend Drew, especially if you are a B+ student who plans on establishing a profession in law or the sciences. For a small college, Drew definitely has a fantastic Political Science Department and Biology Department. Drew also has arrangements with UMDNJ, for pre-med students. This puts you on the right track for a career in medicine. Drew is a great school with easy access to New York City. Plus, Drew has a lot of name recognition in the NYC area. When it comes to finding a job in the area, this really helps alumni. My experience at Drew was great and I will always stay connected to the school.
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Drew is a fantastic college and the criticismsQuite BrightMath
Drew is a fantastic college and the criticisms on this post are not true. Drew provides a multitude of opportunities that most colleges do not provide. The UN semester, Wall Street semester, study abroad opportunities, amazing political science professors and the list goes on. It is truly a place where you will learn how to think about the world in a progressive way. I really enjoyed my time at Drew and despite the president's attitude towards the school, it still is a great institution. My only negative criticism of Drew pertains to the quality of the food. The food does have to get better. I would definitely Drew to anyone interested in a classical liberal arts education.
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I have to agree with the Bio major's post. Drew is not what it used to be. I think the problem has resulted from the previous President who mismanaged a lot on campus. I don't think it has anything to do with Drew, as a school. Drew can be a great school and my understanding is that things will improve. They are searching for a new President who can redirect the school after the previous one was literally given a "vote of no confidence" from the faculty. Drew faced some debt issues as well which sort of forced them to accept students who might not have been selected under previous administrations. Obviously, the school needed money to pay for some new buildings and programs. Drew is a good small school. Could you do better? Yes, you certainly can. However, you can do much worse. Positives about Drew: small classes, abundant programs like study abroad and NYC-based programs, and good public safety. Negatives: Overpriced, a student body that is a bit immature, and not the best campus life. I think Drew is a good fit for very specific kinds of students. I think if you are looking for your "typical" college experience, look elsewhere. If you want rigor and a challenge, look elsewhere. If you want a small school that is "nurturing" then Drew is that place. If I were doing it again, I would have chosen another place. But what does an 18 year old know? Just really investigate your choices carefully. That is my best advice.
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