Tuition & Fees

$42,840

$42,840

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
51%
500-599
25%
400-499
7%
700-800
18%
600-699
46%
500-599
27%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
40%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
56%
18-23
24%
12-17
4%
30-36
29%
24-29
52%
18-23
18%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,659
Declined + 2,227
Total Received 6,886
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Private (nonprofit)

3,015

undergraduate students

1,854

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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Location

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 4,869
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: 217,521). 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
98%
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
39%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
51%
500-599
25%
400-499
7%
700-800
18%
600-699
46%
500-599
27%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
40%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
56%
18-23
24%
12-17
4%
30-36
29%
24-29
52%
18-23
18%
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

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,659
Declined + 2,227
Total Received 6,886

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Interview
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,286

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,694
Room $5,892
Board $4,956
Additional fees $146
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $54,788
Average Financial Aid - $29,286
Total with Avg. Aid $25,502

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,537,967
State $2,199,415
Institutional $32,001,771
Other external $742,009
Total $38,481,162

Non-need-based

Federal $673,796
State $5,874
Institutional $20,431,265
Other external $541,750
Total $21,652,685
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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

4,869

total students

35%

in-state

65%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

3,015
students

Female
58%
1,744

Male
42%
1,271

38%

1,854
students

Female
68%
1,260

Male
32%
594

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,834
students

Female
59%
1,662

Male
41%
1,172

7%

181
students

Female
46%
82

Male
54%
99

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 Recommended 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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