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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Drury is an above-average private university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,478 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Drury acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 55% of students, Drury alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,700.
About Drury University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802
Website

Drury University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1310
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$19,706/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,747/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,478Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
801
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Kind
    43%
  • Out Going
    29%
  • Smart
    14%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Smiling
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Compassionate
    38%
  • Personal
    38%
  • Drury Difference
    19%
  • Home away from home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Overall, my experience at Drury has been great! It is a beautiful, small campus with a family-like atmosphere. While it's not in the safest part of Springfield, campus security has a big presence and there is an SPD substation on campus. We have great athletic programs and awesome student life activities.
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Drury University in Springfield, Missouri has provided me with an excellent beginning to my academic and athletic collegiate career. Drury is a smaller school in a bigger town of about 200,000. What I like best about Drury is the sense of community and feeling of family that is established by the students and professors alike. Everyone at Drury is in it together and this provides a very healthy environment that allows you to learn and do your work in the most efficient way. I hope to see Drury continue to grow in size and still keep its community feeling.
I transferred in from a local community college, so I can't speak for the full four-year Drury University experience or living on campus, however in the year that I have been here I can definitely agree that "The Drury Difference" is something. Class sizes are at the max about 20-25 people, but often times its fewer. There's only six of us in my upper level media class and only eight in my Chinese History class (12-15 in some other communication classes about around 20 in Spanish). The professors, hence, have a real relationship with EVERY student. They have been a great help to me and I've seen the same with others.