Drake University

Des Moines, IA

Drake University

Des Moines, IA

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent 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

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-prepatory program
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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
Basketball
Football
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Pioneer Football League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Finance.
Accounting and Related Services, Other.
Accounting.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
Advertising.
Anthropology, Other.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Astronomy.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Chemistry, General.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Data Analytics, General.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Drawing.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Finance, General.
History, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Journalism, Other.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems and Services, Other.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
Painting.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Sculpture.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Writing, General.
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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
60%
1,701

Male
40%
1,169

7%

201
students

Female
53%
105

Male
47%
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 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
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