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Drury University

Springfield, MO 4-Year Private

About Drury University

Drury University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Springfield, MO

Founded in 1873, the institution currently enrolls around 1,691 students a year, including 1,409 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $93,300,000. For each full-time student, Drury University spends about $10,297.

Admissions Facts About Drury University

Acceptance rate: 71%

Average GPA: 3.79

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 1131

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 30

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

What is Drury University's acceptance rate?

Admission to Drury University is moderately difficult. Drury University accepts around 71 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Drury University is 3.79 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1131. The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Drury University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 307 students who started at Drury University as first-time freshman, 124 graduate within four years.

Drury University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 60 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $37,144 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Drury University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Drury University a good school for YOU?

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Drury University's application deadline is August 1. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

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College Info

900 North Benton Avenue Springfield, MO 65802

Campus Setting: Urban

Drury University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Drury University is Aug 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Drury University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Drury University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Drury University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Drury University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Drury University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1205


Math SAT Range

525 - 605


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1205 and Above


1080 to 1205


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Drury University students is 1147. Applicants with SAT scores of 1205 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Drury University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1205 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Drury University.

Drury University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Drury University is like? There are approximately 1,743 students enrolled at Drury University, including 1,478 undergraduate students and 265 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 80% percent are from MO and 20% percent of students are from other states.


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