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Drury University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Drury University Hammons School of Architecture

Drury University Hammons School of Architecture

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Drury University Description:

Located in Springfield, Missouri, Drury University frequently does well in rankings of best value colleges in the Midwest. The school has an impressive 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 18. Professional fields such as education, architecture, business and criminal justice are popular among Drury undergrads, but the university also has robust programs in the liberal arts and sciences. At the heart of Drury's curriculum is GP21, Global Perspectives 21, which merges traditional liberal arts areas with contemporary world challenges. As a result, all Drury students earn a minor in Global Studies.

Admissions Data (2013):

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 81%
  • What Are Your Chances? (from Cappex.com)
  • Average High School GPA: 3.74
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 525 / 650
    • SAT Math: 515 / 615
    • SAT Writing: 465 / 605
    • ACT Composite: 22 / 28
    • ACT English: 22 / 29
    • ACT Math: 22 / 27

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,228 (4,775 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 68% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $22,295
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,024
  • Other Expenses: $3,200
  • Total Cost: $34,719

Drury University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,200
    • Loans: $4,683

Scholarships for Drury (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, English, General Studies, History, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 48%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Drury University Mission Statement:

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"Drury is an independent university, church-related, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and committed to personalized education in a community of scholars who value the arts of teaching and learning. Education at Drury seeks:

  • to cultivate spiritual sensibilities and imaginative faculties as well as ethical insight and critical thought
  • to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge
  • to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community"

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