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Des Moines, IA

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Drake University

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Drake University Student Essentials

Drake University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Mid-size City Setting
Not applicable
Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

About Drake University

Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, is a mid-sized school with the offerings of a large university. At Drake you can pursue everything from an academic bachelor’s degree to a professional graduate degree. You can also take advantage of professional work opportunities, an active campus life and substantial scholarship offerings.

Drake University’s programs are divided into distinctive academic divisions, which include:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Public Administration
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Education
  • Journalism and Mass Communications

At the graduate level, students may pursue everything from a doctorate in Pharmacy to a law degree to an academic master’s or doctorate degree.

Drake’s student life also offers a diverse selection. Clubs and organizations include those related to:

  • Academics
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Service

Other opportunities available at Drake include internships. Internship programs give students the chance to take on a job in their area of study and thereby gain professional experience while also getting paid.

Scholarship offerings abound at Drake. Students may obtain partial or full-tuition scholarships based on artistic talent, academic merit, financial need or relationship to alumni. Drake also awards Iowa state grants, federal grants, federal loans and work-study money.

The average GPA of an admitted Drake student is generally higher than 3.5, the average ACT score is between 25 and 29 and the average SAT score is approximately 1100 to 1300, making admissions competitive. In addition to an application, transcripts and test scores, applicants must submit a personal essay and a letter of recommendation.

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Drake University Map & Location

Drake University

2507 University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50311

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Getting Around Drake University


Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10 walk


Seasonal average temperatures for Des Moines, IA

Winter Dec 34 18 Jan 31 14 Feb 36 19 Spring Mar 49 30 Apr 62 41 May 72 52 Summer Jun 82 62 Jul 86 67 Aug 84 65 Fall Sep 76 55 Oct 63 43 Nov 48 31


Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 86%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 54% Graduate 46% Full-Time 86% Part-Time 14% Women 59% Men 41% International 8% Domestic 92%

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