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Drury University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,607, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Drury University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 8. Its tuition and fees are $22,665 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1873, Drury University is a private institution with a long-standing tradition of liberal arts education, professional and personal development, and service to the Ozarks region. Engaged learning, entrepreneurial thinking, and commitment to personal wellness and sustainability help Drury's students connect to success. Drury provides day school, evening school, online classes, and graduate schools.
Drury is an 88-acre residential campus in Springfield, Missouri, the third-largest city in the state. Our 1,618 undergraduate students come to Drury from 31 states and 44 countries. Through personalized and engaged learning in Drury's core curriculum, students find opportunities to think critically in the classroom and gain experience in the community and around the world. Success continues after graduation, with Drury students reporting 97.7% post-graduation placement, of which 38.8% go on to graduate school.
A member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, Drury offers 17 NCAA Division II sports for nearly 300 student athletes.
Drury's men's basketball team won the NCAA-II tournament in 2013.
Drury University Mission Statement:
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; and to liberate persons to participate responsibly in and contribute to a global community.
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
When applying to Drury University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Drury University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||82.5%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Drury University is 12:1, and the school has 80.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Drury University include: Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||53%|
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Drury University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,607, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 percent female students. At this school, 54 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 46 percent of students live off campus. Drury University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Drury University offers a number of student services including placement service and health service. Drury University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Drury University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Drury University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Drury University, 95.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,075.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$22,665 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,020 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data