Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$44,334

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
41%
500-599
31%
400-499
6%
700-800
22%
600-699
40%
500-599
30%
400-499
8%
30-36
31%
24-29
45%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,697
Declined 2,247
Total Received 6,944
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Private

2,954

undergraduate students

1,930

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,884
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Des Moines International

Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
50311

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Board
  • Drake Magazine
  • Dog Pound Pep Squad
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Residence Hall Association

Top Events

  • Drake Relays
  • Parent/Family Weekend
  • Homecoming

Fun Facts

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

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
41%
500-599
31%
400-499
6%
700-800
22%
600-699
40%
500-599
30%
400-499
8%
30-36
31%
24-29
45%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline March 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.68

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,697
Declined 2,247
Total Received 6,944

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

interview
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,405

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,188
Room & board $11,152
Additional fees $146
Books & supplies $1,100
Other fees $2,000
Total $58,586
Average Financial Aid - $5,405
Total with Avg. Aid $53,181
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Acting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Science
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Drawing
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethics
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Graphic Design
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Neuroscience
Painting
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Rhetoric and Composition
Sculpture
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

4,884

total students

39%

in-state

61%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

60%

2,954
students

Female
59%
1,735

Male
41%
1,219

40%

1,930
students

Female
68%
1,304

Male
32%
626

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,830
students

Female
60%
1,677

Male
40%
1,153

5%

124
students

Female
47%
58

Male
53%
66

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 74%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, 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
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

106

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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