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Drake University (Drake)

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA

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Drake University is a nonprofit private college that has many degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Des Moines, Iowa, in a predominantly urban area. Approximately 5,600 students are enrolled yearly at Drake.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to be able to apply to Drake. Scores within the range of 25 - 29 on the ACT or 1110 - 1330 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for admission. 63% of those who apply are accepted to Drake University, of which 21 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $31,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's tuition calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $4,900. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Drake "Bulldogs" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Rowing (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, tuition information, areas of study offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.drake.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the candidates Drake accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Drake University is about 5,000, where graduate students make up roughly 16% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $37,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $730 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$18,494
Receiving Student Loans55%$7,827
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Drake University may offer student services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Drake University has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years52%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years0.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Law Program
  • Music Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Drake is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Track and Field (Missouri Valley Conference)
  • Football (Pioneer Football League)
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Drake University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Drake University for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    66.87%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    99%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    13:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $17,152