Location
Des Moines, IA
Undergrads
3,189
Tuition
$30,734
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 589 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Things to do but they aren't very exciting. The bars are easy to get into but they get more crowded and boring the more you go

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Big dorm rooms but the RAs are very strict on underage drinking

3 College Freshman

Computers: The wireless network is spotty a lot

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Usually a lot of muggings at the off campus bars

1 College Freshman

Athletics: I live right by the football stadium and I still never know when there's a game going on. No one goes

2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are very strict about drinking on campus which was pretty annoying

4 College Freshman

Majors: The pharmacy program is pretty selective. You have to wait a while to hear back on acceptance.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The pharmacy program is a lot of work but manageable. Best part about the school. Easy to find a job.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: They usually throw lame parties.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Jethro's is the place to go. Not many vegetarian options around the campus though.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is limited diversity on the campus. Most students are of the same race and economic status.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is used by the whole area, not just Drake students, so it was common to share it with sketchy people.

2 College Student

Local Atmosphere: It's very near the city but there aren't really any things to do besides shopping for students.

3 College Student

Diversity: There are a lot of a specific nationality (Malaysian) but not much else. All about the same economic status.

4 College Student

Majors: It's challenging enough to weed out people that don't want to be there. The process is fairly average for a college admission form.

4 College Student

Majors: The atmosphere around campus is very positive towards everyone in the program.

3 College Student

Greek Life: It's very present and somewhat snobby. However, there are so many that you can't typify them all into one category.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: All options are pretty good, just different. The social atmosphere is either drinking or not. The cost may be a little high but convenience of location on campus is great!

4 College Student

Academics: The program is wonderful and smooth. The courseload is just challenging enough. The facilities and faculty are great.

4 College Student

Weather: Rain often acumulates into huge, deep, unavoidable puddles. However, everything is close by so its never too far of a trudge.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The AOI program is great, and there is lots of help available for every area of study. Popular study areas are the library and the Cline Atrium for pharmacy and health science students.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy the pharmacy program, strenuous as it is. I would do it again, but I would find a study group sooner than I did. The program has a 100% job placement rate since 1982, so I'm not concerned about finding a job.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but an intern license is required for your second semester in the pharmacy program. I imagine that it would be time consuming.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There aren't many options, and they don't tell the Freshmen how it's going to work very well, so a lot of them end up getting ripped off for the most part.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Parking: It's nice and convenient, but if you leave after 8 pm your spot will be gone by the time you return and it's a pretty long walk from the far end of the lot.

1 person found this useful Report
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