Tuition & Fees

$41,396

$41,396

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
52%
500-599
28%
400-499
7%
700-800
27%
600-699
33%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%
30-36
38%
24-29
38%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
22%
24-29
56%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
30-36
32%
24-29
50%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,835
Declined + 1,739
Total Received 5,574
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Private (nonprofit)

3,098

undergraduate students

1,806

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Actuarial Science
  2. Marketing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6168
ACT 1302

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School Facts

Drake University, founded in 1881, is a private university. Its 120-acre campus is located in Des Moines, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,904
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Des Moines, IA

150-acre, suburban campus in Des Moines (population: 215,472). Served by air and bus; train serves Osceola (40 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 36% of male students
 
5 sororities 29% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
66%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
52%
500-599
28%
400-499
7%
700-800
27%
600-699
33%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%
30-36
38%
24-29
38%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
30-36
22%
24-29
56%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
30-36
32%
24-29
50%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,835
Declined + 1,739
Total Received 5,574

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Anne Kremer
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 44-DRAKE
F: 515 271-2831
admission@drake.edu

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,868

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,250
Room $5,692
Board $4,836
Additional fees $146
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $53,024
Average Financial Aid - $28,868
Total with Avg. Aid $24,156

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,394,680
State $1,978,984
Institutional $30,648,925
Other external $708,588
Total $36,731,177

Non-need-based

Federal $619,465
State $26,610
Institutional $18,711,404
Other external $559,873
Total $19,917,352
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 515 271-2905
F: 515 271-4042
financialaid@drake.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Ladd
Director of Financial Aid
susan.ladd@drake.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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Athletic Directors

Brian Hardin (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Megan Franklin (women's)
Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Pioneer Football League
Mascot
Bulldog
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Actuarial Science
Accounting/Finance
Accounting/Information Systems
Accounting/International Business
Accounting/Management
Accounting/Marketing
Actuarial Science
Actuarial Science/Finance
Adult Learning
Advertising Management
Advertising/Creative
Anthropology/Sociology
Art History
Astronomy
Biochemistry/Cellular/Molecular Biology
Biology
Broadcast News
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Leadership
Community Counseling
Computer Science
Counselor Education Leadership
Drawing/Painting
Early Childhood Education Leadership
Economics
Education Leadership
Educational Administration
Effective Teaching
Electronic Media
Elementary Education
Elementary Teacher Education
English
English/Writing
Entrepreneurial Management
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
Ethics
Finance
Financial Management
General Business
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
History
Individualized Program
Information Systems
International Business
International Relations
Law
Law/Politics/Society
Leadership/Learning
Magazines
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Business
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theatre
Neuroscience
News/Internet
Performance/Development
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Politics
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Quantitative Economics
Radio/Television
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Education
Rehabilitation Placement
Rehabilitation Services
Religion
Rhetoric/Communication Studies
School Counseling
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Study of Culture/Society
Theatre Acting
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts Education
Theatre Design
Theatre Directing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Actuarial Science
  2. Marketing
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-pharmacy

4,904

total students

31%

in-state

69%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

3,098
students

Female
57%
1,774

Male
43%
1,324

37%

1,806
students

Female
67%
1,207

Male
33%
599

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,955
students

Female
58%
1,703

Male
42%
1,252

5%

143
students

Female
50%
71

Male
50%
72

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

84

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

20

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 56
Countries most often represented China
Ghana
India
Kenya
Malaysia
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Suzanne Wisslead
International Admission Coordinator
515 271-2093
suzanne.wisslead@drake.edu

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