Drake University

Des Moines, IA

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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/

Private
Co-ed
3,098
Undergraduate
Students
(57.3%) 1,774 Women
(42.7%) 1,324 Men
1,806
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 5,574 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
560-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,354
Tuition and Fees
$41,396
Room and Board
$10,158
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$29,236
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,600
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
310
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
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
82.1% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
5.6% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2507 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Des Moines, IA 50311-4516
Phone
(515) 271-3181
Fax
(515) 271-2831
E-mail
admission@drake.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 5,574 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 3,162 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 2,412 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
888 (23%) of 3,835 admitted students enrolled
Women
514 (23%) of 2,265 admitted students enrolled
Men
374 (24%) of 1,570 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.67
3.75 and Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
27%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
540-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
32%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
17%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 38%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 64%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,354
Tuition and Fees
$41,396
Room and Board
$10,158
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$3,700
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001860
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
657 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
523 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
523 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
167 (31.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$29,236
Need-Based Gift
Received by 516 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,855
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 413 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,886
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 128 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
199 (26.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,146

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,119 (71.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,796 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,795 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
494 (27.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$28,868
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,767 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,625
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,510 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,364
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 336 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
937 (31.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,950

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,600
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Health Professions Student Loans (HPSL)

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
2,457
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
327
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students
Number of Awards
211
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,914
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Painting
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Education, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Journalism and law, arts and sciences and law, accounting
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
310
Part-Time Faculty
168
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
60%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Accounting, Master in Communication Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Public Administration, Master of Financial Mathematics, Master of Science in Education, Master of Jurisprudence

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Education--General
  • Law
  • Public Administration

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Law
  • Pharmacy

Location and Setting


Boston Population
207,510
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
120 acres

Weather

Temperature
10.7 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Des Moines
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Osceloa

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
30%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
24-hour desk attendants in residence halls

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Golf x   x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities board, drake magazine, dog pound pep squad, alpha phi omega, residence hall association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,098
Women
1,774 (57.3%)
Men
1,324 (42.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,955
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
82.1% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
5.6% from 37 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,806

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
78.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 5%
Medicine 2%
Other 17%

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