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Drake University Stats, Info and Facts

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5,001 Students

69% Admitted

  • 4,904 full time
  • 1,037 part time
  • 1,637 men full time
  • 2,327 women full time
  • 4,967 applied
  • 3,420 admitted
  • 767 enrolled

3,098 Undergraduates

$35,060 Tuition/Year

  • 2,089 Graduates
  • 63 Non-Degree
  • $35,060 in state
  • $146 fees
  • $10,528 room & board
  • $1,100 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Bulldog
School Colors: Blue and White
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Bethany from Centerville, IA
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  • Drake University is an amazing place to start the college journey. With its small-town feel, Drake University offers many opportunities to students, along with Des Moines, Iowa being a…

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  • Virginia from Des Moines, IA
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  • drake is an amazing school, the professors are easy to talk to and more than willing to help. the campus itself is beautiful and small enough to navigate easily without…

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  • Drake Student17
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  • Drake is a school that is focused on developing leadership skills as well as teaching its students to embrace culture and diversity. The students are driven to be the best…

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  • Shelby from Waukon, IA
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  • Drake University is a very prestigious university that helps students excel to their best knowledge. Drake does whatever it can to help students find careers, and advise them in every…

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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.

Drake University
  • Located in Des Moines, IA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 5,001 students enrolled
  • 69% admitted
  • $35,060 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Tara from Minneapolis, MN
  • I am a current student here

    I have met great people and have made great relationships. Also Drake helps students get involved, with so many options it's easy to choose which organization you would like to be a part of and make a difference with!

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  • 5
  • Melanie from Des Moines, IA
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This school has everything that I am looking for. It is in a great location, has the major I want and so much more.

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  • 5
  • Lauren from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There is always a lot to do at Drake. The student activities board does an excellent job planning events throughout the year like concerts(Eric Hutchinson, Quietdrive), Free Salsa Dancing Lessons, and even on campus laser tag. However, if you'd rather do something off campus downtown Des Moines is only 10 minutes away by car & has a lot of really neat places to visit. Drake students get to ride the Dart bus(Des Moines Public Transportation) for free and it will bring you right to Des Moines hot spots such as Court Avenue, which has a lot of nicer restaurants and bars for those over 21. There is also the Civic Center which plays host to big name shows such as RENT, Wicked, and Billy Elliot. Additionally, Des Moines is cluttered with cute little shops, coffee houses, and tea bars, all of which are with visiting.

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  • 4
  • Courtney from Calumet City, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Drake is located in Iowa. With that being said, the city Drake is located in is Des Moines, which is the biggest city in Iowa. I like the location because it is big enough to get involved in many things off and on campus but small enough to not have high crime rates and other negative things that come with big cities.

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  • 5
  • Kaitie from Iowa
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Des Moines is a very intriguing city with that seems like a lot to do! Awesome shopping and wonderfully restaurants!

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