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Drury University

Springfield, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate63%

Drury University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Drury University. The university admitted 63% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,382 students applied to Drury University and 1,511 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Drury University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Drury University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Drury University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Drury University's admissions stats.

Drury University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Mean SAT Score 1172
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 4%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 64%
Waitlist No

Drury University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Drury University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 15 September 1

Considering Applying Early to Drury University?

Drury University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Drury University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Drury University

Drury University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Drury University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Drury University

Wondering what factors are considered by Drury University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Drury University for more information on admission factors.

Drury University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Drury University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Drury University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.7

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Drury University?

Students admitted to Drury University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At Drury University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Drury University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 32.84%
3.75 and 3.99 23.21%
3.50 and 3.74 18.77%
3.25 and 3.49 9.88%
3.00 and 3.24 9.14%
2.50 and 2.9 6.17%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Drury University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Drury University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 4% of Drury University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 64% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Drury University?

To be competitive with other Drury University applicants, you should strive to score between 1120 and 1390 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Drury University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1390 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Drury University student is 1172.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Drury University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Drury University students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at Drury University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Drury University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Drury University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Drury University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Drury University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Drury University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Drury University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Drury University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Drury University.

Does Drury University accept transfer credits?

✅ Drury University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Drury University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Drury University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Drury University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Drury University?

❌ No, Drury University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Drury University's acceptance rate?

✅ Drury University has an acceptance rate of 63%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Drury University?

❌ Drury University does not offer early decision.

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Drury University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Drury University? Drury University is a somewhat selective institution. The Drury University acceptance rate is 63%. This means that the institution accepts 63 out of every 100 applicants.


Drury University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Drury University is Aug 15.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1390


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

590 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1390 and Above


1120 to 1390


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Drury University students is 1172. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Drury University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1390 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Drury University.

Drury University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Drury University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.77. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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