Drake University

822 reviews
  1. Des Moines, IA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Drake University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Website

Drake University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
1060-1310
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$27,052/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,719/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,281/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,757/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,964/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,785/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,177Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Dedicated, but also likes to have fun
    61%
  • Pretty chill, into drinking, mostly studious
    30%
  • Studious, privileged
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.57 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Great oppertunites
    44%
  • You get out of it what you put into it
    25%
  • You either like it or you don't
    19%
  • Great opportunities
    13%

After Drake University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

822 reviews
  • Excellent
    124
  • Very Good
    344
  • Average
    289
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    16
Drake University has a beautiful campus in Des Moines, Iowa. The campus is filled with tree and the live mascot, Griff, can often be found around campus.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
I absolutely love my school! You get to know your professors and they really care about your success.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
Drake University is a small school with big school perks. We're in the city and have D1 athletics, however we have have small classes in which I've grown close with my classmates and professors. There are many resources available on campus and through the professors in order to ensure student's success. I haven't ever questioned my choice at drake it's the perfect fit for me.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago