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Drury University Admission Requirements

Springfield, Missouri

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Chances of getting into Drury University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
71%
Admission Difficulty for Drury University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Drury University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Drury University is 71%.  It ranks #21 in Missouri for lowest rate of acceptance. Drury University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,133 out of 1,603 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent (SAT 1030/1250 ACT 21/29). 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. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Drury University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 13% of students submitted SAT scores and 89% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Drury University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1030-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
13%
SAT Scores for Drury University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Drury University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Drury University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. Drury University ranks #15 in Missouri for highest average SAT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drury University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >82%
1140 to 1250 Avg + 71%-82%
1030 to 1140 Avg - 56%-71%
920 to 1030 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 920 Low <40%
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Drury University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
89%
ACT Scores for Drury University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Drury University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Drury University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Missouri for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drury University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Drury University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >82%
25 to 29 Avg + 71%-82%
21 to 25 Avg - 56%-71%
17 to 21 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 17 Low <40%
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Drury University GPA

Estimated 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?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Drury University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drury University was 3.79 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Missouri for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Drury University accepts 71% of students who apply.

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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 26.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 14.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

64% of Drury University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Drury University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Drury University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 968 635 1,603
Accepted 683 450 1,133
Acceptance Rate 71% 71% 71%
Enrolled 183 141 324
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 31% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

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?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to Drury University. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Drury University?

71% 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 1030 and 1250. 13% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 21 and 29. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.