Drake University

814 reviews
  1. Des Moines, IA
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 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 33 responses
Report
  • Dedicated, but also likes to have fun
    58%
  • Pretty chill, into drinking, mostly studious
    30%
  • Studious, privileged
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.69 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Great oppertunites
    33%
  • You get out of it what you put into it
    33%
  • Great opportunities
    17%
  • You either like it or you don't
    10%
  • EXPENSIVE!!!
    7%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Reviews

814 reviews
  • Excellent
    125
  • Very Good
    346
  • Average
    290
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    16
The dorms are quite spacious and have air condition! There is a large lobby with a t.v. and fireplace that allows everyone to socialize and study together. There is also a study room where students who like a quiet study space are able to focus and do their work. The bathrooms are cleaned everyday and their is a good number of bathroom stalls and showers meaning you never have to wait in line. Everyone on campus is super friendly and it is easy to meet new people and make friends. Also, the food on campus is always close to the housing making it convenient and easy to get to if you're in a rush.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Drake University is an amazing school! It is my home away from home. I have been given wonderful opportunities that have helped to enhance my education and given me more experience in the field of marketing. The professors are extremely friendly and want their students to succeed. I found my best friends through my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. I have been able to work on the athletic marketing team at Drake, which is the path I want to go down in my career. I love Drake University and am proud to be a bulldog!
  • College Junior
  • July 16 2015
The people that you live with really do become your best friends! So far almost everyone I've met has been really friendly and is willing to talk. The residence halls are great and the RAs put on great programs like one about different cultures and how things are different everywhere you go. My classes teach me a lot. For example we learned about genetics and how the different genes can work togeher in ways that have different results eaxh time. I feel like I am getting my money's worth when I am learning a lot and engaging with others in class and outside of the classroom.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago