Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$44,376

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
560
75th
680
25th
550
75th
31
25th
22
75th
29
25th
22
75th
30
25th
23
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,499
Declined 2,125
Total Received 6,624
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Private

3,071

undergraduate students

2,433

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,504
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

150-acre, suburban campus in Des Moines (population: 217,521). Served by air and bus; train serves Osceola (40 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50311

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • The famed annual Drake University Relays have been a campus tradition for more than a century.

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
560
75th
680
25th
550
75th
31
25th
22
75th
29
25th
22
75th
30
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,499
Declined 2,125
Total Received 6,624

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$25,777

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,198
Room $6,084
Board $5,068
Additional fees $178
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $56,628
Average Financial Aid - $25,777
Total with Avg. Aid $30,851

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,808,392
State $2,463,424
Institutional $35,436,508
Other external $741,923
Total $42,450,247

Non-need-based

Federal $811,445
State $8,073
Institutional $22,209,177
Other external $490,283
Total $23,518,978

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Pioneer Football League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance. yes
Accounting and Related Services, Other. yes
Accounting. yes yes
Acting. yes
Actuarial Science. yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
Advertising. yes
Anthropology, Other. yes
Applied Behavior Analysis. yes
Astronomy. yes
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Broadcast Journalism. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Data Analytics, General. yes yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
Drawing. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes
Economics, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
History, General. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Management Information Systems and Services, Other. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Painting. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Sculpture. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Writing, General. yes

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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

5,504

total students

31%

in-state

69%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

56%

3,071
students

Female
59%
1,806

Male
41%
1,265

44%

2,433
students

Female
69%
1,675

Male
31%
758

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,870
students

Female
59%
1,701

Male
41%
1,169

7%

201
students

Female
52%
105

Male
48%
96

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 1

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

84

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

20

semester hours

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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

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