2507 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311 515-271-3181
http://www.drake.edu admission@drake.edu
About Drake University
  • Year of Foundation 1881
  • Size of Campus 150 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,141
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 62%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $28,250
  • Room and Board $8,410
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 3,465
Drake University is a private, fully accredited, coeducational university on a 120-acre campus in Des Moines, Iowa. We’re consistently recognized as one of the very best universities in the Midwest for academic excellence, and we pride ourselves on providing our students with valuable opportunities for success. Our mid-sized campus community allows faculty and staff to foster close relationships with students and help them meet educational, professional and personal goals. More than 3,500 undergraduate students choose from among 70 programs of study, combine majors or create their own major. We enroll more than 2,100 graduate students and offer more than 20 graduate-level degrees. Drake students engage a multitude of learning opportunities in Des Moines through partnerships with a bounty of businesses, schools, government and cultural activities. Jobs and internships prepare our students for success in their personal and professional lives.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 6
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Omega (Baptist), Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Fellowship, Christian Legal Society, Drake Hillel (formerly DaletChai)(Jewish), Drake Ruach (Jewish), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hindu Students Council, Impact
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 22%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, American Indian Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Delta Sigma Theta, Coalition of Black Students (CBS), International Student Association, La Fuerza Latina, Muslim Stud
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 9
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 8
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Drake Relays, Streetpainting, International Night, Bucksbaum Lectures, Supreme Court Day, Dwight D. Opperman Supreme Court Justice Lectureship Program (where a sitting Supreme Court Justice lectures to the enti
  • Number of students in fraternities 9
  • Percent students who are frat members 30%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Delta Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Theta Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Psi, Kappa Tau Alpha
  • Setting Urban
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Des Moines (6), Omaha (135)
  • Distance to nearest train Osceola (40)
  • Distance to nearest bus Des Moines (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 3%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (52%), sorority housing (11%), fraternity housing (9%), other housing options (28%)
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 2%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 16%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 11%
  • Number of students using college housing 61%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 78%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 196
Campus Services
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, other
  • Museums Andersen Gallery, Geological Exhibit (Harvey Ingham), valuable art work in several buildings including Allee painted by Stuart Davis, Drake University Municipal Observatory in Waveland Park, Pioneer Hi-bred International Greenhouse, Environmental Instructi
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,038,442
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 170
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,362
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 12
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities The Dickson Media Resource Center; The School of Education Curriculum Library;The Daniel B. Goldberg Playwriting Lab; The Dorman Hundling Silent Motion Picutre Music Library and music department band choral and orchestra libraries. Cowles: The Cowles pape
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Books in Library 721,210
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 30,000
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Number Of Subscriptions 32,994
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,600
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Iowa State University)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 15%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Principal Financial Group, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Wells Fargo, Meredith Corporation, Hewitt Associates, General Electric, Pioneer Hi-Bred, John Deere
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 60%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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