Chances of getting into Drake University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.8%
Admission Difficulty for Drake University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Drake and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,835 out of 5,574 applicants were admitted making Drake a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. Drake University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Drake SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Drake University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Drake University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1290

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Drake University?

Drake University typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Drake University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >79%
1290 to 1410 Avg + 69%-79%
1170 to 1290 Avg - 57%-69%
1050 to 1170 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 1050 Low <44%
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Drake ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
84%
ACT Scores for Drake University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Drake University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Drake?

Admission data indicates that Drake regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 84 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drake University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Drake University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >79%
27 to 30 Avg + 69%-79%
24 to 27 Avg - 57%-69%
21 to 24 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 21 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.7
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Drake University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drake University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Drake accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Drake University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 57% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of Drake University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Drake University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 44%
Top 25% of class 73%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Drake University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,162 2,412 5,574
Accepted 2,265 1,570 3,835
Acceptance Rate 72% 65% 69%
Enrolled 443 318 761
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 20% 20%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Drake University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Drake University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Drake University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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