Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science


Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is a private non-profit student centered University that is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement. Located in the Watts-Willowbrook area of South Los Angeles, CA.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Nursing
  • Health Science
  • Health
  • Science
  • Research
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Biomedical
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Physician
  • Radiology
  • Social Justice

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Student Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Delta Epsilon
  • Delta Omega
  • Honor Society
  • Global Health
  • Health Disparities

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


At CDU We are particularly interested in preparing our students to use their health-related degrees and certificates to serve underserved communities that exist in California and in many communities in the U.S. and the world.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
  • Official Transcripts from regionally accredited High School
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • SAT or ACT scores recommended
  • Personal Statement required for students applying to the B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis on Community Counseling and the Bachelor of Science in Public Health. 
  • 1 LOR is required for students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
  • CV, Resume or List of Extra Curricular Activities: required for students applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program 
  • Application Deadline: May 1st (applications submitted post deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis)


Interested in transferring college credits? Students who have completed college courses at a regionally accredited institution can have those courses reviewed for transfer credit into their desired program at CDU.

A maximum of 63 units can be transferred from a regionally accredited institution toward a Charles R. Drew University's bachelor degree. The maximum transfer credit acceptable for the associate degree is up to 50% of the total units required for the program. Students could transfer up to 84 credits of previous, relevant course work.


Additional Information

The Financial Aid Office at Charles Drew University is here to assist you in meeting your education costs. In addition to federal financial aid, all students should look into applying for CDU and external scholarships. Scholarships are a great way to minimize your educational loan debt or to help meet the expenses that your federal financial aid does not cover.

There are also many organizations that sponsor scholarships, such as corporations, civic organizations, state, medical organizations and other groups. It does take time to research and apply for scholarships; however, that time can be beneficial to you. If you need assistance in applying for any scholarship, please stop by the Financial Aid Office or contact us at (323) 563-4824 or

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Excellence of performance will transcend artificial barriers created by man. Dr. Charles R. Drew

Vanessa Riggins, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Enrollment Management 2021
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School location

1731 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059, United States of America

Phone number

(323) 563-4839