Drury University

Springfield, MO

Drury University

Springfield, MO

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Tuition & Fees

$30,915

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
600-699
27%
500-599
60%
400-499
11%
30-36
18%
24-29
41%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,072
Declined 592
Total Received 1,664
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Private

1,478

undergraduate students

265

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Drury University, founded in 1873, is a private, liberal arts university with a religious history. Its 90-acre campus is located in downtown Springfield, MO.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,743
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational

90-acre, urban campus in Springfield (population: 167,376), 220 miles from St. Louis; branch campus abroad in Aigina, Greece. Served by air and bus; major airports serve Kansas City and St. Louis (170 miles); train serves Jefferson City (130 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Springfield-Branson National

Drury University
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO
65802

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Union Board
  • International Student Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Greek Life
  • The Vine

Top Events

  • May Ball
  • Late Night Breakfast
  • Fireworks on Sunderland Field

Fun Facts

  • Drury University's Animal Studies program was made possible by a gift from alumnus and animal lover Bob Barker of The Price is Right fame.
  • Drury University opened in 1873 in the wake of the Civil War. Its founders felt that education could help heal the wounds of war. Five women made up the first graduating class.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
32%
500-599
51%
400-499
11%
600-699
27%
500-599
60%
400-499
11%
30-36
18%
24-29
41%
18-23
37%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.77

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,072
Declined 592
Total Received 1,664

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
class rank
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,814

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,900
Room & board $9,172
Additional fees $1,015
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,500
Total $42,787
Average Financial Aid - $4,814
Total with Avg. Aid $37,973
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Triathlon
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

bass fishing, bowling, cheerleading, dance, ice hockey, shotgun sports, stunting, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

bass fishing, bowling, cheerleading, dance, ice hockey, shotgun sports, stunting, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Architectural Technology/Technician
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Criminology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Exercise Physiology
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Neuroscience
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Ministry
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,743

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

1,478
students

Female
58%
852

Male
42%
626

15%

265
students

Female
75%
200

Male
25%
65

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,443
students

Female
58%
834

Male
42%
609

3%

35
students

Female
52%
18

Male
48%
17

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 39%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
81%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

91

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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