Drew is a lovely school with a solid reputation. My son goes there and really likes it. He is a rising senior studying economics. The department has some good professors who really give the students solid mentoring. I was impressed with the quality of his education based on his heavy workload. It is a bit pricey but again, you get what you pay for. As a Drew parent, my son is happy there and is engaged with the community beyond the classroom, so therefore, I am happy.
Drew U is a school that has seriously declined. As a student, I can say that the school lacks rigor. Too much busywork and not enough serious learning. The environment is way too relaxed. Not condusive for learning. Go here if you want to spend a fortune and not work. Later on you will regret it when your colleagues have had better schooling and you are left adrift in the work world wondering what you missed.
Drew is an ok school. The campus is serene and the profs are good but honestly, if you are looking for a real college experience, do not go here. It's sort of like a country club with classes more than a college. Professors are easy graders and sometimes the work is less than challenging. Nonetheless, the profs are smart and students are motivated. It's just not much of a challenge coming here. I would go elsewhere if I were looking again at colleges. More negatives than positives to say about Drew. Dorms are dungeons, food is bad, weekends are too quiet, students sometimes act like high schoolers. The only real plus to Drew is the profs and the variety of classes. But since the workload for most classes is lighter than usual, I thinkto other colleges I've seen, this doesn't even give me enough reason to want to return to the college. Drew isn't bad but you can do much better.