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From day one, Drury students are engaged in real research and scholarship with faculty mentors. This is a distinct and rare advantage; one that speaks to Drury's singular approach to equipping students for leadership in the 21st century. Through its distinctive Your Drury Fusion program, the University provides students with an opportunity to blend career, calling, life, community, self and service to gain a broader perspective on the world. It also is a place where students get to really know their professors as well as their classmates, creating a strong sense of culture and community that transcends the classroom.

Established in 1873, Drury University sits on 90 acres in the heart of Springfield, Missouri. A designated "Tree Campus" by the Arbor Day Foundation, it is an oasis within the city where students are engaged in highly interactive, intellectual exercises that teach them to be flexible, innovative and creative problem solvers.

The university offers competitive and innovative degree programs, like music therapy, a nationally recognized architecture program and a pre-med program, that are unmatched by most other colleges and universities of its size.

More than 30% of students have multiple majors and minors. These double-and triple-majors are integrated into the student experience, encompassing all areas of personal interest to create a customized learning environment. We call this Your Drury Fusion, a unique program that blends career and intellectual passions that are credentialed and for which students gain real-world experience that can be highlighted on their resume. As a result, Drury graduates go on to reach their full potential. In fact, 97% of graduates were employed, in graduate school or not seeking employment/education within six months of graduation.

By participating in Your Drury Fusion students are guaranteed to go beyond the fixed techniques, rigid formulas, single majors and narrow areas of study that characterize much of traditional education. And they will have their own mentoring squad to help guide them in academic, career and life pursuits. Along the way, students form life-changing mentorships and friendships with faculty and other classmates who become part of the Drury Family. As one student noted, "once Drury gets into your bloodstream, you will forever be changed."

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Overview

Applicants
1,575
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.83

GPA Breakdown

61%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 30


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
141
with Terminal Degree
106

80
Men
61
Women
13
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architectural Technology/Technician.
  • Architecture.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Environmental Biology.
  • Exercise Physiology.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Communication, General.
  • Journalism.
  • Organizational Communication, General.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Software Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES.

  • Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Behavioral Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • Public Administration.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies.
  • Urban Ministry.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

There is a lot to admire about “the atmosphere that Drury creates,” a “truly beautiful and unique” college in Springfield, Missouri. After all, it provides students with a “well-rounded” education, “close community,” and numerous “opportunities [for] leadership.” Many undergrads also appreciate Drury’s course “flexibility,” which allows students to “be involved in non-major-specific courses/organizations.” Of course, while the university offers a wide range of disciplines, many students highlight the “pre-health” and “architecture” departments as especially strong. Fortunately, no matter the major, Drury’s “small size” lends itself to a “personalized [academic] experience.” Indeed, since the “average class...is 12 students,” everyone has a “better opportunity to communicate with professors on a one-on-one level.” Though this doesn’t negate the fact that classes here are rather “rigorous.” Nevertheless, “the faculty works closely with students to help them be...successful.” One grateful student agrees adding, “[Professors] are always available outside of class and really work with me on topics that I am struggling with.” They make it evident that “they really care about what they are teaching.” Best of all, Drury professors are “very personable, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the best learning experience for their students.” Therefore, it comes as no surprise that undergrads here are able to develop “last[ing] relationships” with their professors.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Internship

Notable Faculty


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 (deceased)

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,234

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,430

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,261

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,202

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,515

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,500
Required Fees
$1,015
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,278
Transportation for Commuters
$1,850

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,046
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,489
Foreign Countries Represented
57

Demographics

1.01%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.28%
Asian
2.96%
African-American
1.89%
Hispanic
81.28%
Caucasian
7.47%
International

58% female
42% male
19% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

When asked to describe their peers, undergrads at Drury immediately boast that they are “very engaging and friendly.” One student quickly illustrates, “Walking down Drury Lane you say hello to at least five people, some you may not even really know; however, people are so nice and welcoming here that you don’t have to...know [them] to say [hi].” Aside from this gregariousness, Drury undergrads are “bright and ambitious” and filled with “awesome school spirit.” Moreover, many students desire to become “informed global citizens.” As another undergrad proudly states, “I am surrounded by students who take every opportunity and experience to learn about themselves, their community, and the world.” Hence, these undergrads love that the university draws students “from all around the world.” In fact, it’s not unusual for a person to find himself “sitting next to someone from Springfield (a local) or someone from Germany or Kenya.” Perhaps this explains why “acceptance is a big part of [Drury’s] campus.” Indeed, “everyone tries to be as unified as possible.” It helps that Drury’s “small” size means that there’s “so much room for building friendships and the possibility of knowing a good majority of the students here is most certainly possible.” As this satisfied undergrad concludes, “I never imagined a college campus could feel so supportive and connected until I came to Drury.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
61%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Drury. To begin with, “during the fall semester you can find a lot of activity outside and on the campus green spaces, mostly sporting activities sprinkled with friendly gatherings and discussions.” Additionally, a large number of students “volunteer in the community on a weekly basis.” And most people “participate in at least one organization on campus.” “Greek life is really big here” as are “intramural sports...such as basketball and volleyball.” If those activities aren’t your thing, fear not. The Student Union Board hosts “a lot of events” and those are typically well attended. Undergrads do note that “there is a party scene,” as well, although mostly off-campus. Drury students are also rather adept at making their own fun. As one individual shares, “The students on my hall love to have board game nights, and we also have access to a projector room where we watch movies together.” Lastly, the Springfield area offers “plenty of bars and clubs” that become quite popular on the weekends. And there are plenty of “coffee shops, restaurants, bookstores, bakeries, movie theatre, etc.” too.

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Ed Derr

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation that provides details to the student's ability to do scholarly work and live independently. Recommendations for accommodations are encouraged.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation that provides details to the student's ability to do scholarly work and live independently. Recommendations for accommodations are encouraged.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
74
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

20% join a fraternity
26% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

29% participate in intramural sports
24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
15 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Fishing
Golf
Riflery
Shooting Sports
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lady Panthers)
15 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Fishing
Golf
Riflery
Shooting Sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

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

Minority Support Groups

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.

85/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
No

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
20%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
No

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kim Atkison
Admission Operations Manager

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
The Moxie Cinema
Numerous Coffee Shops
Springfield Cardinals Baseball
Downtown Restaurants and Clubs
Wonders of Wildlife Museum
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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