Diversity

Location
Des Moines, IA
Undergrads
3,189
Tuition
$30,734
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Freshman

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

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 Freshman

Diversity: The campus is fairly diverse compared to how a school in Iowa could be portrayed. I have friends who come from multiple countries and backgrounds. However, some areas of study tend to have more of some backgrounds than others.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Plenty of cultural organizations accepted

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Drake University is a mostly diverse community of students.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 521st
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Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

African American
3%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
3%
International
8%
Native American
0%
White
79%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
76%
Common States of Residence
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 36%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 17%
25+: 9%
Female Faculty
46%
Male Faculty
54%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 85%
Unknown: 3%

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 29 responses

  • 7% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 45% Moderate
  • 14% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 24% Moderate
  • 28% Not sure
  • 38% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 29 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 29 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 30 responses

  • 7% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 50% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 40% Very accepting.
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