Established in 1873, Drury is consistently ranked among the best liberal arts universities in the American Midwest. Drury is a new kind of university that honors and effectively links liberal arts and sciences to the study of professional areas.

Drury is a mid-size undergraduate and graduate research university, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The university offers 46 undergraduate majors and several professional degrees through the Hammons School of Architecture, Breech School of Business Administration, and School of Education & Child Development.

Drury is a residential university. Full-time day school students live on campus until they are a minimum of 21 at the start of an academic year, unless they meet specific criteria to be exempt from the housing policy. Freshmen live in one of the three residence halls: Smith, Wallace, and Sunderland halls. Smith Hall and Wallace Hall are suite-style double-occupancy rooms, where four students share a bathroom. Sunderland Hall has suite-style single-occupancy rooms, with four students and two bathrooms in a suite. Freshmen in Sunderland Hall live in Living Learning Communities (LLCs). Each LLC is composed of 16-20 students interested in a common theme, interacting together and with faculty and staff through a shared class.


Upperclassmen may choose to live in university-owned apartments, houses, fraternity houses, or the Summit Park Leadership Community (an upperclassman LLC). A majority of campus apartments have 4 single-occupancy bedrooms and are fully furnished. There are a limited number of studios, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments, both furnished and unfurnished. Summit Park residents (usually sophomores) in groups of 4 or 8 form a year-long partnership with a local community agency and commit to 15 hours of community service a semester.

Amenities for the residence halls and fraternity houses include furnishings, mini-fridge/microwave, wireless and network Internet, expanded basic cable TV service, community laundry facilities for no additional charge, all utilities, including trash and co-mingled recycling.

Campus apartments include expanded basic cable television service, Internet access, all utilities including trash and co-mingled recycling. Furnishings, laundry facilities and kitchen appliances will vary by location.

Day School Students

  • 12% international students / 51 countries represented

  • 11% ethnic origin of domestic students other than white, non-Hispanic

  • 55% female / 45% male



  • 10:1 student to faculty ratio

  • Average class size: 18

  • 46 majors

  • 39 minors 5 graduate programs

  • 82% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field



  • Accounting

  • Advertising & Public Relations

  • Animation

  • Architecture

  • Art History

  • Arts Administration

  • Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Biochemistry (ACS Approved)

  • Biology (B.S.)

  • Biology (B.A.)

  • Business

    • Accounting

    • Economics

    • Finance

    • Management

    • Marketing

  • Chemistry (ACS Approved)

  • Chemistry (Non-ACS Approved)

  • Communication Studies

  • Computer Science: Game Development

  • Computer Science: Software Engineering

  • Criminology

  • Economics

  • Elementary Education

  • Engineering Dual Degree Program

  • English

  • Environmental Biology

  • Exercise Physiology 

  • Finance

  • Fine Arts

  • French

  • Graphic & Digital Design 

  • History

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Mathematics

  • Mathematics and Secondary Education

  • Multimedia Production and Journalism

  • Music

  • Music Education with Instrumental Emphasis

  • Music Education with Vocal Emphasis

  • Music Therapy

  • Nursing (Dual Degree Program)

  • Philosophy

  • Philosophy / Religion

  • Physics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Religion

  • Secondary Education**

  • Sociology

  • Spanish

  • Theatre

  • Writing


Full Time Undergraduate annual cost, based on 12-17 credit hours per semester

Tuition   $24,750

Housing Options (pick one)

Smith Hall (with roommate & 120 block meal plan)           $7,316
Wallace Hall (with roommate & 120 block meal plan) $8,216
Sunderland Hall (with 120 block meal plan) $8,256
College Park (with 45 block meal plan) $7,578
University Suites (with 45 block meal plan)  $8,608


Student fee (Annual fee) $315
Health Center fee $190
Technology fee $500
Fall international new student orientation (one time fee)  $150
Spring international new student orientation (one time fee - applies only to students that enter during the spring semester) $75
International student health insurance fee (amount dependant on student's age) $1,200 - $1,500
Additional international student health insurance fee for athletes (amount dependant on student's age)         $450 - $1,000

Additional Fees (As Applicable)

Graduation fee $60
Late fee $40
Payment Plan fee $40
Drop/Add Course fee  $16