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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Madison is a great town, and Morristown is as well (even though you need a car/bus/train to get there... not really within walking distance). Madison is the saving grace of Drew. I found myself going off campus into the "real world" of Madison often just to feel like I wasn't so stuck. It has some good restaurants, a couple of ice cream places, and shopping if you have a decently sized wallet. Overall, Madison was a very good part of the Drew experience.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Drew has a small campus in a small town. However, Madison (in walking distance) has many eateries and shops. When it comes to feeling isolated, the train in town can get you into NYC in about 40 minutes for 22 dollars round trip.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Madison is a super rich suburb to New York. There is nothing helpful within Madison itself, and you really need a car to get around. Drew's campus is really small and self contained so if you don't have a car it's rare that you will get off campus which can be pretty miserable because its so small.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Madison is the cutest, friendliest town in America. The locals all love to see us and they remember which schools we go to if we ever wear campus hoodies or what have you. They like to come to our games and ask us about our school work. There are a bunch of little shops right in town, as well as a stop & shop, and many restaurants.New York City is a short train ride from Madison and the train station is a ten minute walk from campus. It's a great location.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: One of the only problems with Drew is it's location. Madison resists being a college town in almost every way possible so there's no off campus housing and very little to do in town. Some redeeming qualities of the location however are Drip (the coffee shop), and the pubs that have dollar beer night.


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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 28 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 30% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 52% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 15% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 4% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 27 responses

  • 41% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 56% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 4% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 26 responses

  • 15% Totally.
  • 54% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 31% No way.


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