Drake University

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Questions and Answers about Drake University

Sarah C.
2 months ago
What opportunities or programs does your school have in place to help first-year students acclimate to college life?
Drake University
As a first year student at Drake, you will be placed in a First-Year Seminar. This is an interest based class capped at 20 students and is designed to help you get acclimated to Drake's campus. You will be living with this class in the dorms and they will also be your welcome weekend cohort! As well, we encourage first-year students to get involved on campus right away.
Haley P.
2 months ago
How does Drake ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion is shown throughout the college?
Edona K.
4 months ago
What housing options are available for first year Drake University students?
Drake University
First year students at Drake can request to live in a single, double, or triple dorm room. Des Moines residents can also request commuter status.
Angel S.
4 months ago
How does Drake handle on-campus students who have tested positive for COVID-19?
Sarah N.
4 months ago
What are Drake University's updated COVID-19 policies?
Madeline N.
5 months ago
Are there any faculty-supported work-study programs at Drake?

Majors offered at Drake University

Biggest majors
Marketing
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Academics at Drake University

1140-1360
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
24-30
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (68% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Drake University demographics

80% White
5% Hispanic
4% Asian
4% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Drake University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Marketing Manager78k
Executive Director75k
Marketing Director75k
Actuarial Analyst64k
Digital Marketing Manager64k
Marketing Coordinator42k
Graphic Designer38k
Based on 5,012 student responses
53.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
103.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
7%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Drake University

Drake University financial aid

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Student reviews of Drake University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
Safe campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Accessible and helpful professors

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

From experience, the business school is one of the best around. The professors are experienced and knowledgeable. The career development opportunities that are presented/given are exceptional. There is a wide variety of ways to get introduced to the community of your field of study.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall isn't a fan favorite, but there is a Starbucks on campus. Each dorm building is pretty different so do research on what dorms you'd like to live in.

Sarah O'Neal
Cello
Band
Hiking And Backpacking

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a good school for academics, but expect to work hard! A lot of the classes can be unnecessarily difficult IMO, but the professors are super nice and small class sizes make them accessible. The majority of people that go here are pretty wealthy and have their parents supporting them financially, and classes aren't really built to accommodate students who have a job or may need financial help. The social life is OK, but it is really really small for a college, so it can be hard to make friends.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Small college overall. The dining hall is nasty the majority of the time, and the dorms are pretty bad. Upperclassmen dorms are alright, but freshman dorms have mold and are super tiny.

Thelma Ahamba
Photography and Photo Editing
Reading
YouTube
Poetry + 5 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The faculty staff is down-to-earth and very helpful. They make the learning activity fun and interesting to learn. They give students equal opportunities to showcase their talents and knowledge.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

As a West African, I love very spicy food and I did not have that. But overall, their food is delicious and mild in spices.

Christopher Tu
Artificial Intelligence

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a very diverse campus and is easy to get around in. The professors are great and will help you at any time.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Not much

Jackson Phillips
Philanthropy
Media Studies
History

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Drake University goes out of its way to provide students with an abundance of educational experiences and networking opportunities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some dorms are better than others.

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