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Drake University

Des Moines, IA

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.

Web Sitewww.drake.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,267
   Women1,869 (57.2%)
   Men1,398 (42.8%)
Graduate Students1,734

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate69% of 4,959 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.67
SAT Math540-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading510-650 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite25-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$49,856
Tuition and Fees
$35,206
Room and Board
$9,850
Average Percent of Need Met76%
Average Freshman Award$26,153
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$33,649

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
289
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 9% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 21% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Des Moines Population207,510
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 70% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBulldog
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
84.9% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students6.4%
First-Year Students Returning88.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
70.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.41 3.67 685 625 27
Low 2.17 2.41 660 580 23
High 3.83 4.61 710 670 32
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