Student Population
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Drake University overview
Location Des Moines, Iowa
Online drake.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Drake University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Drake University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,574 prospective students applied, and 3,835 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 761 enrolled in the school.  3,834 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,070 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $38,916 plus fees of $146. Drake is ranked 168 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Very High 
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SAT 1170/1410
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.7
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Drake University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$146
Room and Board $10,158
Budget for Other Expenses$3,700
Total One Year Cost$54,020


Average Salary After 10 Years
$68,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
75% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Drake University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 39%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Education 8%
Biology 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153269 IPEDS survey data for Drake University.