Drury University

556 reviews
  1. Springfield, MO
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Drury University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Address
900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1040-1265
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$20,999/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,295/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,765/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,231/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,442/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,657/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,776Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Kind
    50%
  • Out Going
    33%
  • Smart
    11%
  • Smiling
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Personal
    46%
  • Compassionate
    38%
  • Drury Difference
    15%

After Drury University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

556 reviews
  • Excellent
    124
  • Very Good
    247
  • Average
    160
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    5
Drury is my dream school! I never would have imagined myself getting my Bachelors' out of state, but here I am! They came to my school in the middle of Arkansas in a town no one's heard of, and somehow they managed to stand out among all the colleges represented at our fair. I requested more information but had intended on going somewhere in-state like Henderson or Tech, so I didn't think too much about Drury. Until I came across a pendant right outside one of my teacher's doors that reminded me of how friendly the recruiters were, how honest they were about their experience and stories, and how small the student-faculty ratio was, so I scheduled a campus visit just for kicks. The second I set foot on campus I feel in love, and continued to fall deeper in love as the visit progressed. After seeing the gorgeous campus, meeting the incredible faculty who accepted me as if I were already part of the Drury family, and sat in on a Drury Singers rehearsal (which for a choir nerd like myself was heavenly), I pretty much had my heart set on campus. Coming from a low-income household, and with Drury being a private school, I knew there would be struggles; however, my counselor did everything in her power to get me every penny of financial aid she could find. She'd even call me outside of her office hours to excitedly tell me she'd found something or that she managed to extend the deadlines of certain applications for me! Now having been here over a year, I can honestly say I love it even more each day, and I could never see myself going anywhere else. Yes, it would be simpler, more convenient, and more financially feasible to go to an instate school, but no school in Arkansas can offer the same warmth around the campus (even though it's colder here) or the efficiency of the education or anything else on my long list of things that I love about Drury. This school has become a part of me.
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 2 2015
Dorms: The dorms are all very different and unique in their personalities, and I love that. Visiting my fellow friends that live in Wallace feels like they are in a completely different atmosphere than my Sunderland building. I love how each one has its own perks.

Cost: Drury's tuition is extremely expensive, so it is not the best thing. However there are so many opportunities to receive financial aid that pretty much anybody could afford it if they kept their grades up.

Convenience: Drury is close to downtown springfield so if you want to see a movie, go shopping, or eat some delicious food there is always something great to do not far away. You are never bored!
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 24 2015
I have nearly completed my first semester at Drury and I couldn't be happier! Since I'm from California, it's obvious that Missouri is quite a ways from home. Despite the near 1,800 mile difference, I feel much at home here in Springfield. The professors and advisors are wonderful, real genuine people that want nothing more than to help you succeed in life.
  • Freshman
  • 28 days ago