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
1,489
Undergraduate
Students
(57.6%) 858 Women
(42.4%) 631 Men
239
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 1,575 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.83
SAT Math
590-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,961
Tuition and Fees
$29,515
Room and Board
$9,046
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$24,339
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,202
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
111
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
61% 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.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
2.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
7.5% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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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 January 15
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
73% of 1,575 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 978 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 597 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
360 (31%) of 1,149 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (38%) of 695 admitted students enrolled
Men
197 (43%) of 454 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
3.83
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
590-620 range of middle 50%
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
550-610 range of middle 50%
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
22-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 63%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
5%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,961
Tuition and Fees
$29,515
Room and Board
$9,046
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$4,050
Payment Plans
 

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 February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
   

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
339 (80.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
282 (85.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
282 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
72 (25.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$24,339
Need-Based Gift
Received by 282 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,234
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 221 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,037
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 57 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
94 (31.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,114

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,124 (76.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
986 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
985 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
217 (21.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$23,196
Need-Based Gift
Received by 985 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,430
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 802 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,625
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 161 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
444 (31.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,480

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,202
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
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, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,362
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
162
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
31
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
334
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,491
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Related Services, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Criminology
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
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 for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
111
Part-Time Faculty
30
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
72%
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
388,755
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

  • Communication--General
  • Organizational Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Springfield Population
162,191
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
90 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
61% 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
 
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
 

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
Bowling     x  
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Golf x x x x
Ice Hockey     x  
Riflery x   x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x x  
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Triathlon x x x  
Ultimate Frisbee     x  
Volleyball x x x  
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Ice Hockey    
Riflery x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Triathlon x x
Ultimate Frisbee    
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling x  
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x  
Riflery x  
Soccer x x
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Triathlon x  
Ultimate Frisbee x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling x x
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
1,489
Women
858 (57.6%)
Men
631 (42.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,462
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
2.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
87.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
7.5% from 57 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
239

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Average Starting Salary
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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