Drury University

900 N Benton Ave, Springfield, United States
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Overview of Drury University

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,425
    • Men:630 (44.2%)
    • Women:795 (55.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Drury University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
900 North Benton Avenue
City, State, Zip
Springfield, MO  65802
Phone
(417) 873-7205
Fax
(417) 873-7529
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required|Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.79
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,365 (64.97537510021762%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,040 (20.707822700721568%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.748826022219677%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,050 (11.56797617684114%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Drury University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 10
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002461
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,137
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,720

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
336,350

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Drury University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


47.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (44)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Architecture

Online Degrees


Engineering, international management with American Graduate School of International Management, occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


162,191

Nearest Metropolitan Area


80 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
200 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
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 of College Housing


65% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


35%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Drury University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,398

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,425
Women
795
Men
630

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

Number of Graduate Students


234

Student Resources

Study resources