INTO New York at Drew University

The INTO New York at Drew partnership gives Undergraduate Pathway students the chance to study their first two years in a small, liberal arts university and then progress to the final two years of your undergraduate degree program at Drew or one of several well-known universities in the New York City area.

Living and learning in the heart of campus, you’ll develop friendships with American and international students and have access to all of the academic, social and cultural resources and activities at Drew University. Plus, you’ll be just a short train ride away from downtown New York City!


  • Take the first steps toward earning a degree at a top American university
  • Study on a safe, picturesque and friendly campus just outside of New York City
  • Explore new sights and have new experiences with friends from all over the US and world
  • Learn in small classes from full-time professors that are dedicated to each student
  • Enjoy all of the facilities, amenities and resources that Drew offers
  • Earn academic credits that apply toward Drew University, other New York area universities or other INTO North American university partners’ degree programs
  • Upon successful completion of a Pathway program, progress to a degree program at Drew University or other partner universities


  • Founded: 1867
  • Total student enrollment: 2,019
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Male-to-female ratio: 2:3
  • Faculty with terminal degrees: 98%
  • Faculty who teach undergraduates: 100%
  • Classes taught by graduate assistants: 0
  • Campus size: 750,000 square meters


The liberal arts provide a well-rounded education and a range of intellectual skills rather than a narrow,professional or technical education. It’s an education that provides an overview of the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences.

This approach emphasizes broad knowledge of the wider world. It offers a chance to explore a variety ofacademic disciplines rather than follow a specific set of courses that train students for a single career track.

Why are the liberal arts so valuable?

The value of a liberal arts education is backed up byfacts and statistics. Here are just a few:

  • The earning power of liberal arts grads increases 78% from graduation to retirement; this is a higher rate than non-liberal arts graduates
  • At peak earning age (56-60) liberal arts graduates earned an average of $2,000 more per year than those who majored as undergrads in professional fields
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that liberal arts degrees are preferred for CEOs
  • One in three Fortune 500 CEOs hold degrees in liberal arts
  • 17% of PhD holders earned undergraduate degrees at liberal arts colleges, but only 8% of all bachelor’sdegree holders earned their degree at liberal arts colleges