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|Setting:||Mid-size City Setting|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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
- Theatre Arts
- 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:
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.
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||3,862|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||7,181|
- Latino: 3%
- African American: 4%
- Caucasian: 86%
- Asian: 4%
- Unknown and Other: 4%
|Unknown and Other||4%|
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