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Drake University

School Profile

  • Drake UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Des Moines, IA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 3,516
First-year Undergraduate Students: 902
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 3,465
Graduate Students: 1,237

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Acting
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business - General
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Cellular/Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Curriculum/Instruction
  • Bachelor of Directing/Theatrical Production
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Drawing
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Composition
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Ethics
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Health Services - General
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Law & Legal Studies - General
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Management Science
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources Management/Policy
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Pharmacology
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Theater Design/Stagecraft

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $25,680
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $25,680

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 530
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 197
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 545
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 252


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bulldogs


  • Ranked #3 Regional Universities (Midwest)
  • Ranked #154 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #9 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #166 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #140 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #110 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #24 Intellectual Property Law
  • Ranked #67 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #22 Legal Writing
  • Ranked #51 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #165 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #38 Rehabilitation Counseling

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Admissions Address

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-3181
(800) 443-7253
Fax: (515) 271-2831
Contact: Laura Linn
Director of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 65%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 65%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,848
Female applicants 3,344
Male applicants 2,504
Applicants accepted 3,802
Female applicants accepted 2,229
Male applicants accepted 1,573
Freshman enrollment 864
Female freshman enrollment 474
Male freshman enrollment 390
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 233
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list 187

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 77%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.5-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 14%
SAT Critical Reading average score 588
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-650
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 614
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 550-670
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 96%
Average ACT Composite score 27
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 24-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 24-31
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 24-30

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