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Reviews 688 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have an amazing Greek community at Drake! Everyone looks out for everyone else and there's a big Greek presence.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many options off campus! Jimmy John's, Planet Sub, Jethro's, Paul Revere's, etc. Great variety and value!!

5 College Sophomore

Administration: I LOVE our president!!! He is super involved, I see him at campus events all the time and I've talked to him on a couple of occasions.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party, so I don't know

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I've gotten a couple scholarships.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food usually good, but sometimes it can be awful. For instance, I think the potatoes at Hubbell have a weird flavor and sometimes the chicken is tough at Quad. The gyro meat is disgusting and sometimes the meat in the Asian foods is chewy and gross.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Compared to other colleges, the dorms are pretty spacious. They do tend to get moldy though.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: You definitely will pay more for convenience and quality, but I think it is worth it with West Village.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Fernando's raised their prices, so that is really a bummer.

4 College Student

Administration: People don't get caught, or people just turn the other way.

3 College Student

Party Scene: I don't go out much, but the frats rule the parties, which I don't like.

4 College Student

Scholarships: If you have good grades, they will be generous with granting scholarships, but there is still a lot of money left to pay.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: There is nothing special about the food here. The food isn't horrible, but it isn't great.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: The cost of the meal plan is pretty ridiculous, especially if someone was visiting and just wanted to eat lunch on campus. Otherwise the dorms are very clean, and some of the best I have seen.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Students are required to live on campus until they have been out of high school for two years (minus special cases). I haven't looked into any off-campus housing.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great places to eat in Des Moines!

4 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't had any problems with rules, and people that did have problems either caused the problems, or it was worked out.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: LIke any student, I would love to receive more aid. But the process to get aid from Drake was streamlined and hassle free.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is around, but it isn't outrageously terrible.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Sometimes it seems like they could do better food wise.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The people at Drake are really cool, very relaxed.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are very few scholarships available at this school. :(

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not above and beyond, merely average. Hubbell has pretty limited hours and honestly needs an upgrade. Value is pretty unfair and flex dollars would be better if they could be spent off campus as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Newer facilities for first-year students, but upperclassmen dorms could use some work.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Pretty typical campus. Most students are more dedicated but like to have fun. Kind of preppy look

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