Drury University

Springfield, MO

Drury, founded in 1873, is a liberal arts university with religious orientation. Its 60-acre campus is located in downtown Springfield.

Website: www.drury.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,425
Undergraduate
Students
(55.8%) 795 Women
(44.2%) 630 Men
234
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 1,474 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.79
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,805
Tuition and Fees
$28,365
Room and Board
$9,040
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$21,933
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,137
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
110
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Springfield Population
162,191
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.4% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
9.3% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
900 North Benton Avenue
City, State, Zip
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone
(417) 873-7205
Fax
(417) 873-7529
E-mail
druryad@drury.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 6 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 1,474 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 929 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 545 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
360 (34%) of 1,067 admitted students enrolled
Women
227 (34%) of 677 admitted students enrolled
Men
133 (34%) of 390 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.79
3.75 and Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
57%
Score of 18 - 23
26%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 34%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,805
Tuition and Fees
$28,365
Room and Board
$9,040
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$5,050
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 10
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002461
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
295 (80.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
252 (85.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
252 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
64 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$21,933
Need-Based Gift
Received by 252 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,391
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 197 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,531
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 50 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
115 (31.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,765

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,007 (76.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
881 (87.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
881 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
191 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$20,254
Need-Based Gift
Received by 881 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,645
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 711 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,842
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 152 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
410 (31.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,409

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,137
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,234
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
139
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
28
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
171
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,720
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Architecture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, international management with American Graduate School of International Management, occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
110
Part-Time Faculty
21
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
79%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 58% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
336,350
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
385
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Communication

Master's Programs of Study

  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Human Services
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Springfield Population
162,191
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
80 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.4 average low in January, 84.4 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
80 mile(s) from campus in Jefferson City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
35%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security cameras in parking areas, police substation on campus, well-lit campus

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, drury volunteer corps (dvc), international student association, fanthers, drury allies, commuter student association
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,425
Women
795 (55.8%)
Men
630 (44.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,398
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.4% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
9.3% from 55 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
234

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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