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INTO Drew University

Address: INTO New York at Drew University Drew University 36 Madison Avenue Madison, New Jersey, 07940 USA

Description INTO Drew University

Humanitarian private INTO Drew University is one of the most prestigious in New Jersey. It is also one of the oldest educational institutions in the region. In the 60s of the XIX century the university was founded by the famous industrialist D. Drew. Initially, the institution was positioned as a Theological Seminary. In the late 1920s, the university joined the liberal arts college. Since 1955, the University has its own school of postgraduate education.

The modern specialization of the University is humanitarian disciplines and social sciences. Also, students are offered specialties that provide interdisciplinary studying.

Students of different nationalities and religions are studying at the university. The pedagogical staff of the university is formed mainly by experienced methodologists and professional tutors. 98% of teachers have a degree. Classes in the university are held in small groups. This ensures the implementation of an individual approach to students and shapes their satisfaction with learning.

The distinctive features of the University are the orientation towards innovation and active social activity. Various civilian programs and volunteer projects are being implemented in the university. Innovative approaches and technologies are used in the studying process. In an educational institution, one of the first in America, in practice studying was tested. And today internship, practice for international students are organized outside the campus. The university also is known thanks to modern technical equipment. Back in 1984, among the first educational institutions in the US, Drew University provided each student with a computer. Information technologies are actively being introduced into the educational process today.

The institution is rightfully proud of its graduates. Among them are many well-known personalities. The most famous are Jeff Smith, a popular television presenter, cook, author of culinary bestsellers, Nathaniel Raymond, well-known human rights defender, Arturo Valenzuela, assistant secretary of state, Sun-I Previn, wife of the legendary Woody Allen, physicist Albert Baez.

Conditions of admission

Criteria for selecting applicants is standard. Those wishing to enroll on undergraduate programs with IELTS 6.5+, TOEFL IBT 80+, GPA 3.0 can be applied for the course without studying at the preparatory department.

The University offers programs INTO for international students who need language and / or academic studying. Two areas are targeted at foreign applicants.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in INTO Drew University

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
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16+
from 6 560 $ / semester

Academic English Program

The special program is aimed at applicants who wish to enroll in the 2 + 2 Pathway program, but who do not speak English well enough to study at an American university. 6 levels of language teducation are available for foreign students. Classes are held for 3 terms. 13 weeks students study in the summer, 16 weeks - in the spring, in the autumn. The academic load within the program is 20 - 23 hours per week.

The course allows you to acquire and develop general language skills, to improve your knowledge of English grammar, to gain confidence in the conversation. Also, studying provides an exceptional understanding of spoken English. To enter the 2 + 2 Pathway program, the students of the preparatory course must pass all levels and get grades C and higher.

Classes begin in August, January and May. The minimum course of study is 1 semester. Requirements for applicants are:

The age of students: 17+;

The level of education: complete secondary education.

The cost of the program includes:

  • Accommodation;
  • Meals;
  • Educational and methodical materials;
  • Insurance.
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17+
from 41 880 $ / year

Undergraduate Pathway

The preparatory program includes intensive language education and the study of profile and general education disciplines. Students get acquainted with the peculiarities of American culture, learn oratory. Special disciplines are chosen in accordance with the priority direction of the subsequent studying in the university.

Studying under the Undergraduate Pathway lasts 2 semesters. Classes begin in January and August. For admission, you need knowledge of English at the level of not less than IELTS 5.5-6.5, TOEFL 60-80 and the GPA score of 2.5, as well as complete secondary education and the successful completion of the 4-5 level of Academic English .

Available specialties:

1) Undergraduate Pathway in the Arts:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Musical art
  • Theatrical and dramatic skills.

The duration of study is 2 academic years (4 semesters for 16 weeks each), classes start in January and August.

2) Undergraduate Pathway in Business:

  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business analytics
  • Investments and Banking
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship.

The term of study is 2 academic years (4 semesters for 16 weeks each), classes start in January and August.

3) Undergraduate Pathway in Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Psychology
  • Corporate Planning
  • Archeology
  • Political Analytics
  • Philosophy.

The duration of study is 2 academic years (4 semesters for 16 weeks each), classes start in January and August.

4) Undergraduate Pathway in Sciences:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer science
  • Marine Biology
  • Agroculture and agricultural technology
  • Environment protection.

The term of study is 2 academic years (4 semesters for 16 weeks each), classes start in January and August.

5) Undergraduate Pathway in Pre-Engineering:

  • Engineering Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Electroengineering
  • Mechanical engineering.

The duration of study is 2 academic years (4 semesters for 16 weeks each), classes start in January and August.

Upon completing education, the student must earn 30 credits. This opens the way to the second year of the university. 29 or fewer credits allow you to study at the University from the first year. Accelerated studying in the preparatory department provides for obtaining at least 16 credits. At the same time, the entrant is enrolled for 2 semester of 1 year of study at a bachelor's degree.

Cost of the program includes:

  • Studying;
  • Accommodation;
  • Meals;
  • Studying materials;
  • Insurance;
  • Additional expenses.
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17+
from 41 880 $ / year

The International Year One Program

  • Age of participants: from 16 years
  • Duration of the programs: 3 or 4 semesters
  • Beginning of classes: January, May, August
  • Level of education: diploma of secondary school
  • Knowledge of English: IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 50 or equivalents
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Participants: foreign citizens.

International Year One is a special program for international students, which allows adaptation to the system of education and education with further admission to the baccalaureate without loss of time. To participate in the program you must have completed school education and a certain level of English (if necessary, you can first take special English courses). Depending on the level of knowledge and the required level of support, the studying lasts 3-4 semesters. After the completion of the program, students move to the next semester of the chosen bachelor's degree (for example, after the 3-semester course International Year One, students pass to the 4th semester of bachelor's degree). The studying is conducted in 5 directions:

  • Business
  • Arts
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Science.

A distinctive feature is that after completing a 4-semester course of study (2 years), students can go to the third year of the bachelor's degree not only in INTO Drew University, but also in a number of partner universities, as well as in any higher education institution in the United States, for example:

  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
  • Saint Louis University
  • Rowan University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Marist college
  • University of South Florida
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Marshall University
  • George Mason University
  • The University of Alabama Birmingham.

Each direction includes an extensive set of disciplines and subjects, both adaptable, designed specifically for foreign students, and general, which are studied by all students of relevant specialties. Students receive serious education in English - classes are conducted by specialists with a wide experience of work, and include the development of grammar, listening, speaking and writing, the skills of using the language correctly and expressing one's thoughts. During the time that the studying lasts, the level of English increases significantly. Much attention is paid to the development of research skills necessary for successful study at the American University. As you know, special and high demands are placed on the professional qualities of the student, and foreign participants must comply with them. Thanks to effective support from teachers, clearly coordinated structure, and a large number of hours devoted to independent work and self-improvement, yesterday's schoolchildren achieve impressive results, and become real masters of their craft. And, at last, most of the time (and occupations) is allocated to academic disciplines in the chosen direction, during which students receive fundamental knowledge.

According to the International Year One program, its participants also receive comprehensive support for adaptation and life in another country. Teachers and staff of the university are always ready to help with the resolution of any question, concerning an educational or private matter. In addition, special seminars are held to develop career skills, which greatly contribute to the development of students' understanding of the processes in the labour market and the requirements for young professionals. Comprehensive studying causes a painless transition to university life and the learning system. Students who graduate from the International Year One course go to the basic undergraduate programs for the next semester of studies.

Areas of study and available bachelor's programs:

1) Business:

  • Economy (Economics-BA)
  • Business (BA)

2) Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Italian language (Italian-BA)
  • Media and Communications (BA)
  • Economy (Economics-BA)
  • History of Art (BA)
  • Anthropology (BA)
  • Chinese Studies (BA)
  • Classical Studies-BA
  • English Language (English-BA)
  • French language (French-BA)
  • German Studies (BA)
  • History (History-BA)
  • International Relations (BA)
  • Pan-African Studies-BA
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Psychology (Psychology-BA)
  • Religion (Religion, Comparative-BA)
  • Sociology (Sociology-BA)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Woman and Gender (Women's and Gender Studies-BA)

3) Pre-Engineering:

  • Mathematics (BA)
  • Computer Science (BA)
  • Physics (BA)
  • Engineering (BA).

4) Science:

  • Computer Science (BA)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability (BA)
  • Neurology (Neuroscience-BA)
  • Mathematics (BA)
  • Physics (Physics-BA)
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology (BA)
  • Biology (BA).

5) Arts:

  • History of Art (BA)
  • Theater Arts (BA)
  • Art (BA)
  • Music (BA).

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT

  • Age of participants: from 16 years old
  • Level of English for enrollment: IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 50 or equivalents (the result is valid for two years from the date of issue of the certificate)
  • Level of education: diploma of High School graduation (equivalent to GPA 2.5)
  • If necessary, internal testing in English
  •  Participants: foreign citizens.

DAYS OF TRIMESTORS AND ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • Beginning of classes: January, May, August.

Academic year for 2-semester programs:

  • Beginning in January: from January 9 to August 9;
  • Beginning in August: from August 18 to May 8.

Academic year for 3-semester programs:

  •  Beginning in May: from May 16  to May 8;
  • Beginning in August: from August 19 to August 9.

Academic year for 4-semester programs:

  • Beginning in January: from January 9  to May 6.

Bachelor's program

  • Age of participants: from 17 years
  • Duration of studying: 4 years (standard programs)
  • Beginning of classes: September (end of August), January
  • Level of English: IELTS 6.5., TOEFL iBT 80 or equivalents
  • Level of education: diploma of school graduation
  • Language of instruction: English.

University INTO Drew University offers students from all over the world high quality educational programs in a variety of directions. To enter the university you need to have the appropriate level of education and knowledge of English, foreign students have the opportunity to enroll through a special program of the International Year One - without losing time and having passed the adaptation to the system of learning and life in the US.

Bachelor's degree is represented by more than 30 specialties, each of which has a carefully designed structure, and meets the most stringent modern requirements. During the studying students receive a maximum of knowledge and practical skills and become competent specialists in their field. Standard bachelor's programs last 4 years. In addition to the main specialty, students choose additional (so-called Minors), which greatly expands the horizon and competence, and allows to develop in the desired direction. Each program is evaluated in a certain number of credits, credits are summed up during semesters and courses.

In addition to the bachelor programs themselves, there are also combined degree programs, which include several directions and are conducted in cooperation with other universities and schools:

  • Business Management (together with Wake Forest University)
  • Medicine (with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)
  • Engineering (with Columbia University)
  • Management in the field of the environment (together with Duke University)
  • Forestry (together with Duke University)
  • Right (with New York Law School / Seton Hall University).

The combined programs are aimed at obtaining both bachelor's and master's degrees - after completion of the bachelor's degree the student automatically passes to the corresponding magistracy, which is done to save time and allows you to not be distracted from studying. Both bachelor's and master's degrees in this case are not "truncated" - students study all the required amount of disciplines, after completing their studies they receive bachelor's and master's degrees in the relevant field.

Also, the university conducts studying on pre-professional programs - in themselves the courses are not separate, and should be tied to some direction from the list of Majors. It provides an outstanding humanitarian education and individual counseling to prepare students for professional activities in such areas as law, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry and many others. Students receive fundamental knowledge and support in the process of studying and further professional growth.

Teachers and staff of the University provide all-round assistance to students, seek to find an individual approach to each student, develop in them the spirit of the researcher and the discoverer. Many graduates achieve impressive successes in professional work and scientific research due to the basis laid in them. During the studying different types of classes are used:

  • Lectures
  • Field studies
  • Interactive lectures
  • Seminars and extended seminars
  • Laboratory work
  • Scientific and research experiments
  • Independent work, work in groups and mini-groups.

To control the progress and timely assessment of the abilities of students, various verification works are used, such as:

  • Examinations, invisible exams
  • Term papers
  • Writing essays and extended essays
  • Laboratory work with reports
  • Research papers with reports
  • Tests.

Much attention is paid to developing students' career skills and employment skills, which is especially important for foreign participants who have quite certain and understandable difficulties in understanding the US labour standards and rules. Students receive effective counseling and support, learn to look for work and pass an interview, take their first steps in a career and develop professionally. Also, during the studying all students have internships in profile companies, institutions and authorities.

In general, the level of bachelor's education at the University of INTO Drew University allows us to say that specialists of the highest profile, with professional competence and wide knowledge in their specialization, in related and other fields of knowledge, come out of its walls. Graduates receive a state diploma and a bachelor's degree in the relevant field of science (graduates who complete the full course of the combined program receive a master's degree).

Bachelor programs at the University of INTO Drew University (Majors):

  • Anthropology
  • Written and communication research
  • art
  • History of art
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical studies
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Writing
  • Economy
  • English
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • French
  • German Studies
  • History
  • International relationships
  • Italian Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neurology
  • Pan-African Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Religion (comparative)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatrical art
  • Women and gender studies.

Additional Bachelor's (Minors) specializations:

  • American Studies
  • Letter
  • Applied Leadership
  • Applied representation (theater and dances)
  • Archeology
  • Management of art and museology
  • Dance
  • Data Sciences
  • European Studies
  • Research in the field of cinema
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Italian language
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law, Justice and Society
  • Linguistic research
  • Medieval Studies
  • Studies of the Middle East
  • The photo
  • Health care
  • Russian language
  • Statistics
  • Western Heritage
  • World literature.

IMPORTANT! In addition to the above specialties, all undergraduate programs (Majors) can be selected as Minors specializations.

Pre-Professional Programs:

  • Assistant anesthetist
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Manual therapy
  • Dentist
  • Engineering
  • Occupations in the field of health
  • Right
  • Medicine
  • Nurse for Obstetrics
  • Care
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Assisting
  • Podiatry.

IMPORTANT! Pre-professional programs are not independent and must necessarily be tied to a specific chosen direction from the Majors list.

Combined undergraduate programs (Bachelor's degree + Combined Degree Programs):

  • Business Management
  • Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Management in the field of environment
  • Forestry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition / Dietetics
  • Engineering in the field of software.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT

For the undergraduate program:

  • Age of students: from 17 years old;
  • Diploma of completion of secondary school (with good and excellent marks);
  • Knowledge of the English language: IELTS 6.5., TOEFL iBT 80 or equivalents;
  • Foreign students are encouraged to apply through the special program International Year One;
  • Students entering the creative profession should provide a portfolio;
  •  Applicants applying for medical specialties must submit a certificate of professional examinations (for example, MCAT - Medical College Admissions Test).

DATES OF SEMESTERS AND ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

Beginning of bachelor's degree programs: September (end of August), January

The academic year of undergraduate programs is divided into semesters:

  • Fall semester: from August 27 to December 14 (holidays from November 21 to November 25, Christmas holidays from December 21 to January 14)
  • Summer semester: May - August (sessions of various duration are held).
  • Spring semester: from January 14 to May 8 (vacation from 2 to 10 March)

Accommodation and food

Students of preparatory courses are offered accommodation in the residences of the institution. Foreign students live mainly in single rooms. Facilities are shared.

Meals are included in the cost of studying in the preparatory courses. Additionally, students can use the services of a cafe on campus.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: American Studies, Anesthesiologist Assistant, anthropology, Anthropology & Archaeology, Applied Leadership, Applied Performance, art, Art history, Arts & Letters, Arts Administration & Museology, Bachelor of Arts & Master of Arts In Teaching, Bachelor of Arts & Master of Science, biochemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, biology, Business Management with Wake Forest University, Business research, chemistry, Chinese Studies, Classics, Comparative Religion, computer science, Conflict Resolution & Leadership, Continuing Education, Data Science, Dentistry, Doctor of Ministry, Doctor Of Philosophy, economics, Economics & Business, Endorsement Programs, Engineering with Columbia University, English, English Emphases, Environmental Management with Duke University, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, European Studies, Film Studies, Forestry with Duke University, French & Italian, German Studies, history, History & Culture, History of art, Holocaust Studies, Humanities, international relationships, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Law School with New York Law School, Law, Justice & Society, Linguistic Studies, Master of Arts in Religion, Master of Divinity, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, Master of Sacred Theology, Mathematics and Computer Science, maths, Media & Communications, Medical Humanities, medicine, Medicine With Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Medieval Studies, Middle East Studies, music, neurology, neuroscience, NURSE-MIDWIFERY, Nursing, Nursing with Drexel University, NUTRITION/DIETETICS, Nutrition/Dietetics with Drexel University, occupational therapy, optometry, Pan-African Studies, Pharmacy, philosophy, PHOTOGRAPHY, Physical Therapy, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, Physician Assistant Studies, physics, podiatry, Political Science & International Relations, politics, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, Pre-Med & Pre-Health, psychology, Public Health, Religious studies, Russian, sociology, Spanish, statistics, Summer Term, Teacher Education, The Art Department, Theatre & Dance, Theatrical art, VETERINARY MEDICINE, Western Heritage, Women’s and Gender Studies, World literature, Writing,  Creative writing
Events list: gym, Squash, Swimming in the pool, table tennis, tennis, theater Workshop

Advantages

This institution is an educational institution from the Top 100 of American Humanitarian Colleges.

The university is known for high rates of employment of graduates. 95% of yesterday's students find work immediately after graduation or remain in the university to obtain a master's, doctor's degree.

The university provides housing for all students who need it. On the campus, about 95% of students are living.

97% of students enjoy financial benefits. Foreign students here receive academic scholarships, additional financial aid for achievements in the field of science, art, active participation in volunteer projects.

Equipment INTO Drew University

The campus of the university is conveniently located. It is about 10 minutes walk to the railway station. New York from Madison, where the University is based, can be reached in less than an hour. Megapolis is used by the university as an educational site. For students here there are provided semesters on Broadway and Wall Street. Such programs provide a complete immersion in the american cultural, business environment. The extracurricular life of students is also full of events. Thanks to the convenient location of the university campus, students can visit the famous American reserves Delaware Water Gap and Great Swamp, relax in the summer time on the Jersey beach, go in for sports in Meadowlands, ski in the Pocono area in the winter.

The university campus itself represents a vast territory of modern planning. At 750,000 square meters the territory is full of greenery. Here there is a real forest atmosphere as opposed to a busy suburb. The university campus unites the campus with educational buildings, laboratories, sports infrastructure and residences, a forest reserve, an arboretum with rich flora and fauna, a unique research center where retired scientists work, one of the largest Shakespearean theaters in America.

Term dates and fees

The school year is divided into semesters: autumn and spring (16 weeks each), as well as a short summer semester, lasting 12 weeks.

Additional fees:

  • registration fee;
  • consular fee;
  • visa;
  • medical insurance;
  • air travel.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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INTO Drew University reviews

Irina B.

I will advise INTO Drew University to anyone who likes to learning through practice, so not to read textbooks and spend more time on actual practical work. We don’t have any textbooks either - a list of recommended literature, audio lectures and presentations, a lot of things are posted online, so you can do it everywhere. However, attendance is monitored, just the format of lectures and other classes.

I chose Drew for a double degree: my specialty was developed by two universities (+ Duke University), so I will either have two diplomas, or both of these universities are written in the document, which is an additional plus in the CV.

I get a specialty (Bachelor) "Management and Environmental Protection": here it is very popular. My curator also advised to pay attention to Canada: they are jealous of their nature, because such professionals are very appreciated. I am glad that I chose a specialty to stay abroad to work. 

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
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