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Drake, founded in 1881, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Schools of Fine Arts, and Journalism and Mass Communication. Its 120-acre campus is located in Des Moines.

Website: www.drake.edu:443/

Private
Co-ed
2,954
Undergraduate
Students
(58.7%) 1,735 Women
(41.3%) 1,219 Men
1,930
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 6,944 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
540-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
27 average
24-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,286
Tuition and Fees
$44,334
Room and Board
$11,152
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$32,378
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,492
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
311
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 19% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Des Moines Population
207,510
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.5% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
3.5% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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