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Drury University Admission Requirements

Springfield, Missouri

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Your chances of getting into Drury University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

63.4%
Admission Difficulty for Drury University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Drury University is 63.4%.  Its admission rate is the 14th lowest in Missouri.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Drury University and can you get accepted?

Drury University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,511 out of the 2,382 who applied were admitted.

Drury University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Drury University?

63% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Drury University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.79 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1260 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Drury University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.79

Typical High School Grades 

A-

What GPA do you need to get into Drury University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Drury University are to have around a 3.79 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Drury University accepts 63% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Drury University is 3.79 on the 4.0 scale. 35% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #5 in Missouri for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Drury University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Drury University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 35.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Drury University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Drury University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 4% of students submitted SAT scores and 68% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1150-1360

Applicants Submitting SAT 

4%
SAT Scores for Drury University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 590
Math 25th Percentile 560
Composite 25th Percentile 1150
SAT Scores for Drury University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 700
Math 75th Percentile 660
Composite 75th Percentile 1360
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Drury University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Drury University is 1260 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1150-1360. Students who get into Drury University score in the top 32 percent of all SAT test takers..  Drury University ranks #5 in the state of Missouri for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1260 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Drury University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1150, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1040, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Drury University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1260 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1255, you have around a 63% chance of being admitted. A 1360 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 76% chance of getting in.

Drury University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1360 and Above Good >76%
1255 to 1360 Avg + 63%-76%
1150 to 1255 Avg - 47%-63%
1045 to 1150 Reach 32%-47%
Less than 1045 Low <32%
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Drury University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

22-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

68%
ACT Scores for Drury University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for Drury University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 29
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Drury University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Drury University is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 28.  The school ranks #7 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 19.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drury University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Drury University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Drury University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 63% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 76% with a 28 ACT score.

Drury University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >76%
25 to 28 Avg + 63%-76%
22 to 25 Avg - 47%-63%
19 to 22 Reach 32%-47%
Less than 19 Low <32%
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High School Class Rank

61% of Drury University freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 28% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Drury University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 28%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 89%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Drury University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,357 986 2,382
Accepted 856 639 1,511
Acceptance Rate 63% 65% 63%
Enrolled 193 210 403
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 33% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 30, 2024

Days left to Apply

46

Applicants have 46 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 30, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Drury University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Drury University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Drury University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Drury University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Drury University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.79 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1260 on the SAT and 25 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=177214 IPEDS survey data for Drury University.

FAQs

Does Drury University prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to Drury University. 68% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Drury University?

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Drury University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Drury University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1360. The average SAT score is 1255. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Drury University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.