Drury University: Narrative Description

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900 North Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802-3791
Tel: (417)873-7879
Free: 800-922-2274
Admissions: (417)873-7205
Fax: (417)873-7529
E-mail: [email protected]edu
Web Site: http://www.drury.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (also offers evening program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1873. Setting: 80-acre urban campus. Endowment: $80.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $412,641. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,449 per student. Total enrollment: 1,894. Faculty: 165 (119 full-time, 46 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,072 applied, 78% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 73 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,523 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 39 students, 38% women, 62% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 21 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 21, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,949 includes full-time tuition ($14,348), mandatory fees ($321), and college room and board ($5280). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $473 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 40% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Union Board, Community Outreach/Taking a Stand for Kids, choral groups and bands, International Student Organization, academic department clubs. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Homecoming, Spring Wellness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security cameras in parking areas. 952 college housing spaces available; 811 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. F. W. Olin Library plus 1 other with 177,794 books, 119,683 microform titles, 868 serials, 60,098 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 323 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Southwest Missouri State University.

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