Drake University

Des Moines, IA

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Drake University

Drake University

Drake University Student Essentials

Drake University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bulldog
Website: www.drake.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $29,556
Out-of-State Tuition: $29,556
Retention Rate: 88%
Enrollment: 7,181
Year Established: 1881

About Drake University

Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, is a mid-sized school with the offerings of a large university. At Drake you can pursue everything from an academic bachelor’s degree to a professional graduate degree. You can also take advantage of professional work opportunities, an active campus life and substantial scholarship offerings.

Drake University’s programs are divided into distinctive academic divisions, which include:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Public Administration
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Education
  • Journalism and Mass Communications

At the graduate level, students may pursue everything from a doctorate in Pharmacy to a law degree to an academic master’s or doctorate degree.

Drake’s student life also offers a diverse selection. Clubs and organizations include those related to:

  • Academics
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Service

Other opportunities available at Drake include internships. Internship programs give students the chance to take on a job in their area of study and thereby gain professional experience while also getting paid.

Scholarship offerings abound at Drake. Students may obtain partial or full-tuition scholarships based on artistic talent, academic merit, financial need or relationship to alumni. Drake also awards Iowa state grants, federal grants, federal loans and work-study money.

The average GPA of an admitted Drake student is generally higher than 3.5, the average ACT score is between 25 and 29 and the average SAT score is approximately 1100 to 1300, making admissions competitive. In addition to an application, transcripts and test scores, applicants must submit a personal essay and a letter of recommendation.

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Drake University Map & Location

Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311


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Getting Around Drake University

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Des Moines, IA

Winter
Dec
34
18
Jan
31
14
Feb
36
19
Spring
Mar
49
30
Apr
62
41
May
72
52
Summer
Jun
82
62
Jul
86
67
Aug
84
65
Fall
Sep
76
55
Oct
63
43
Nov
48
31

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,862
Freshman Class 977
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 7,181

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 86%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 3%
African American 4%
Caucasian 86%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 54%
Graduate 46%
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 14%
Women 59%
Men 41%
International 8%
Domestic 92%

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