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Drury University

900 N.Benton, Springfield, MO

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Drury University is a nonprofit private institution that has a large number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Springfield, Missouri, in a predominately urban area. Drury University has a yearly student enrollment of over five thousand.

Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Most students accepted to Drury University score in-between 19 - 31 on the ACT. 80% of those who apply are admitted to Drury University, of which 36 percent choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at drury.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $23,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should use the school's tuition calculator to identify their cost of attendance. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Drury University through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Available athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the Drury University website to get a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Drury University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Drury University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English16 - 33
ACT ® Math18 - 33
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 31

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances for admission at Drury University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions1,591 (80%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled572 (36%)

Student Enrollment

Drury University has a total student population of about 5,600, where graduate students make up roughly 9% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $22,000-$26,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $710-$850 per unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $9,000, the cost includes twenty meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid67%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships61%$8,606
Receiving Student Loans45%$4,751

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Drury University may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Drury University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 57%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years42%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years0.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation (since 2003)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1957)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Curriculum and Instruction (M)
  • Elementary Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (M)
  • Reading Teacher Education (M)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (M)
  • Education (A)
  • Special Education (M)
  • Technology Teacher Education Teacher Education (B)
  • Education, Teaching of the Gifted and Talented (M)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Middle School Education

Security and Protective Services

Business and Marketing Studies


Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine Studio Arts (B, M)
  • Arts Management (B)
  • Art History (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Design and Visual Communications

Communications and Journalism



Recreation and Fitness Studies

English Language and Literature

Legal Professions and Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Social Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Natural Resources and Conservation

Public Administration and Social Services

Physical Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

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