3,098
Students
Financial aid thermometer
28,868
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
68
68%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Drake University is a University institution located in Des Moines, IA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50311
United States
Contact Email: admission@drake.edu
Phone: 515-271-2011

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Radio, Television, And Digital Communication Related Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Pharmacy Administration And Pharmacy Policy And Regulatory Affairs Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,574
Applied
3,835
Accepted
3,098
Enrolled
69%
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Female Admissions

3,162
Females Applied
2,265
Females Accepted
72%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,412
Males Applied
1,570
Males Accepted
65%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.67
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 540 660
SAT Math 560 690
ACT Composite 24 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

41,250
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Fees

146
Full-time student fees
10,528
Room & board
4,692
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

28,868
Avg. Financial Aid Package
29,236
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,986
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,573
Avg. Loan Aid
15,950
Avg. Grant Aid
20,625
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
28%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,098
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
69%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 4.81%
White or Caucasian 77.53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 3.36%
Two or more races 2.84%
Other 0.77%

Gender

Male (42.74%)
Female (57.26%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 70%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Drake Relays, Parent/Family Weekend and Homecoming

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Board, Drake Magazine, Dog Pound Pep Squad, Alpha Phi Omega and Residence Hall Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour desk attendants in residence halls

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

478
Total Faculty
Full-time - 310
Part-time - 168
Male - 230
Female - 248