Students Say

At Drury University, “The campus is beautiful and the class sizes are just right.” Add to that a “large, diverse selection of classes,” “top-notch” academics, and a strong focus on “sustainability and global awareness,” and you can see why Drury University is a campus full of extremely satisfied students. Located in Springfield, Missouri, “Drury has the mission to give students the opportunity to fight for what they believe in, but to understand the views of others as well.” The school is well-known for its “green” standards and prides itself in “training young professionals to make an impact for a better and more sustainable future.”

Overview

Applicants
1,016
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.76

GPA Breakdown

56%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
23 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

At Drury University, “The campus is beautiful and the class sizes are just right.” Add to that a “large, diverse selection of classes,” “top-notch” academics, and a strong focus on “sustainability and global awareness,” and you can see why Drury University is a campus full of extremely satisfied students. Located in Springfield, Missouri, “Drury has the mission to give students the opportunity to fight for what they believe in, but to understand the views of others as well.” The school is well-known for its “green” standards and prides itself in “training young professionals to make an impact for a better and more sustainable future.” The fact that over half of Drury students study abroad shows how “The global awareness aspect is one of the greatest strengths of the school.” With small class sizes and an average student to faculty ratio of 12:1 ratio, Drury is “training global citizens through a highly personal and challenging education.” Students are also quick to point out that they are not a number here. “My professors truly care about their students: they know each of us by name.” These relationships tend to have special meaning that extends beyond one class. “The relationships I’ve developed with my professors are just as important to me as the relationships I’ve developed with my peers.” One student wryly remarked, “Drury professors are some of the most interesting characters I’ve ever experienced. You never know what you’re going to get, but you’ll never be bored.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
174
with Terminal Degree
112

94
Men
80
Women
13
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
65%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Gary Matthews
Former U.N. Asst. Secretary General, ambassador

Betty Cole Dukert
Former executive producer, Meet the Press

Bob Barker
Former Host, The Price is Right, CBS

Ilene Q. Gipson, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

John L. Morris
Founder and owner, Bass Pro Shops

John Hammon
Heart Surgeon, Bowman Grey School of Medicine, NC

William Dabbs Greer (deceased)
Actor

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
92
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,621

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,987

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,073

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,336

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,970

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,750
Required Fees
$985
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,700

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

“The typical student is from a middle class family, serious about doing well in school and generally pretty social” Drury students tend to like themselves and their classmates. “We think we’re a school of decently smart students so general self-esteem is good.” “There are local kids, out-of-state kids, and even a lot of out-of-country kids, and we fit in and get to know each other by becoming a part of the clubs, classes, and hundreds of different events that Drury provides for us.” “Drury is a place where you can have an intelligent conversation with virtually any person on campus; it is such a friendly atmosphere with great opportunities to excel.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,454
Out of State
15%

International
13%
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

2.18%
Asian
3.43%
African-American
4.13%
Hispanic
87.68%
Caucasian
13.42%
International

52% female
48% male
15% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Students at Drury are generally happy with their choice. “I fell in love with [the school] immediately. It is small and intimate, but still has things to do.” Students find plenty to do in and around campus. “There are more clubs than I would have ever imagined--there really is something for everyone.” The Fanther’s Club, a “student run fan group for all sports, won a “Game Environment Award of Excellence” from the NCAA last year and is described as “fantastic and awesome to be a part of.” Although Greek Life is “probably the center of our social world,” one student explains that it is not the “typical” Greek party scene found at many other schools. “Sororities are first and foremost committed to sisterhood and philanthropy. It’s a fantastic way to meet people, form enduring relationships, and represent something bigger than yourself, and there is nothing detrimental about joining one (no "partying" reputations, etc.).” Ultimate Frisbee is also popular. One student athlete gushed, “I love my coaches, but I also love every single coach I have met this far. They are respectful and so passionate about helping athletes excel. I love being an athlete at Drury!”

Off-campus, “There is lots to do in Springfield for fun. There are plenty of awesome restaurants and movie theaters, and the Battlefield Mall is pretty impressive. Also, downtown Springfield offers a lot. Overall, it’s a college town (with three or four other schools) so it is catered to college-age students.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
82
First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
73

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

23% join a fraternity
28% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

29% participate in intramural sports
20% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Panthers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: Allies, a support organization for students of diverse sexual orientation

Minority Support Groups: www.drury.edu/diversitysupport

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Missouri State University

Sustainability

Drury University has undertaken several new measures in order to address consumption and to improve conservation on campus. Students are at the forefront of these efforts. The elimination of trays in the university’s dining commons has served to conserve food, water and energy, thereby reducing environmentally damaging chemicals and detergents and reducing food waste by 25 to 30 percent per person. Bicycle rentals are available for students for $25 per semester as an environmentally friendly alternative to driving. Drury also built a sustainable Habitat for Humanity House in a local subdivision. The house is LEED Platinum-certified making it only the thirty-seventh house in the nation to receive such a rating, and only the third in Missouri. The university is focusing its energy-management efforts on its buildings through renovation and retrofitting. The Trustee Science Center features bamboo flooring and energy-efficient fixtures. Drury’s historic Stone Chapel was renovated and a geothermal air conditioning system was installed. To bolster efforts to reduce waste Drury operates a community recycling center that accepts aluminum, plastic and paper products. There are also programs in place to recycle plastic bags, batteries, ink cartridges, cell phones and clothing. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight the green feather in Drury’s cap, the O’Reilly Family Center which has achieved LEED Gold.

Green Rating
94
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
20%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
22

Average Number of PC's per Lab
13

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Judy Stelzer
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
900 North Benton
Springfield, MO 65802-9977

Phone
417-873-7205

Email
campusvisit@drury.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
O'Reilly Family Event Center
The Quad
Findlay Student Center
Sunderland Field
Wallace Hall Lounge
The Drury campus is impeccably maintained and is a registered tree farm; its overall appearance is the greatest highlight of a tour. We have several outdoor study spaces were students and teachers gather.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Springfield Cardinals baseball (Class AA)
Numerous Coffee Shops
Bass Pro Shops flagship store
Downtown Restaurants and Clubs
Battlefield Mall
Drury also is located approx. 30 miles from Branson, Mo.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Weekdays and some Saturdays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
417-873-7205

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am and 2pm, 11am and 3pm on Fridays
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
30 minutes before tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
druryad@drury.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
During school year, Monday through Thursday nights only.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport is Springfield-Branson National Airport, 5 miles from campus. Greyhound buses travel to Springfield.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Kansas City: Take Highway 71 to Hwy-7. Take 7 to Highway 13. Hwy-13 becomes Kansas Expressway at Springfield. Follow Kansas south to Chestnut Expressway. At Chestnut, turn east (left). Turn north (left) onto Drury Lane by the Shewmaker Gates. Continue through the stoplight at Central Street and Drury Lane. From Tulsa: Take I-44 (Will Rogers Turnpike in OK) east to Springfield. Take the Chestnut Expressway exit and turn east (right). It will take at least 15 minutes to reach Benton Avenue. Drury University is on the left just after Benton Avenue. You will see the Drury University sign just before the turn. Turn north (left) onto Drury Lane at the Shewmaker Gates. Continue through the stoplight on Central Street and Drury Lane. From St. Louis: Take I-44 west to Springfield. Take the Glensotone Avenue exit south. Turn west (right) on Chestnut Expressway. Drury is the third right past National Avenue. Turn north (right) onto Drury Lane by the Shewmaker Gates. Continue through the stoplight on Central Street and Drury Lane. From Chicago: Take I-55 South to St. Louis. In St. Louis, follow sign to I-44 West to Springfield. In Springfield, take the Glenstone Avenue exit south. Turn west (right) on Chestnut Expressway. Drury is the third right past National Avenue. Turn North (right) onto Drury Lane by the Shewmaker Gates. Continue through the stoplight on Central Street and Drury Lane. From Dallas: Take US-75 North. US-75 becomes US-69 N. Follow US-69 north to I-44 (portions toll). I-44 east to Springfield, then take the Chestnut Expressway exit and turn east (right). It will take about 15 minutes to reach Benton Avenue. Drury University is just past Benton Avenue. You will see the Drury University sign just before the turn. Turn north (left) onto Drury Lane by Shewmaker Gates, continue through the stoplight on Central Street and Drury Lane.

Local Accommodations
Hotels located in Springfield include: Hampton Inn (222 N. Ingram Mill Rd., 417-863-1440); Clarion Hotel (3333 S. Glenstone Ave., 800-756-7318); Deerfield Inn (3343 E. Battlefield Rd., 417-887-2323); Drury Inn and Suites (2715 N. Glenstone Ave., 800-DRURY-INN); Pear tree Inn by Drury (2745 N. Glenstone Ave., 800-AT-A-TREE); Ramada Inn (2820 N. Glenstone Ave., 417-869-3900); Sheraton Inn (2431 N. Glenstone, 417-831-3131); University Plaza-Holiday Inn (333 John Q. Hammons Pkwy, 417-864-7333).
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Key Stats

1,016
Applicants
1,454
Size
81%
Acceptance Rate

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