MADISON, NJ - Drew University has been ranked among the top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

The rankings, which took into account more than 1,800 institutions, were released this week. Drew will be part of the U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Colleges 2015" guidebook, a national book that is used to help students evaluate and choose colleges.

Among the factors considered in the national rankings are first-year retention, faculty strength, 
alumni givingacademic excellence and graduation rates. In its description of Drew, the magazine highlighted the university’s proximity to New York City and its unique New York semesters, which include the Wall Street Semester and the Semester on the United Nations. 

"With our strengths in international education, civic engagement, our New York Semesters, and universally strong liberal arts and sciences programs, Drew deserves to be considered among the best in higher education in the U.S.," said Drew University President MaryAnn Baenninger. "Drew offers students a rigorous liberal arts education, one that is shaped by unique learning experiences in the larger world and that prepares them not only for a specific career, but for any challenge."