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Reviews 812 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: DU is prestigious with many opportunities.

4 College Junior

Athletics: student support, but education top priority

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: DU is private, comparable students, challenging

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really do enjoy attending this school and am happy that is where I am

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The SJMC has a +90% student placement rate, meaning most students find a job or get accepted to a grad program within 6 months of graduation

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Not worse than any other American college campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Not the best but all the residence halls have air conditioning which is nice

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4 College Senior

Greek Life: I like greek life at my school, it's a great way to get close to a group of people

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school! You get to know your professors and they really care about your success.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is very accepting, however there isn't much to accept. It's mainly christian white kids from affluent families. However those in minorities are not looked down upon, they work into our campus just as any other student. I personally haven't ever seen an instance of racism on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you're the student who would like to partake in drug or alcohol activity you will find it as long as you look. The campus does try to keep underage students away from alcohol, so there are plenty of activities planned on the weekend for students who would rather not partake. There is no pressure however to do anything a student isn't comfortable with, theres a crowd for everyone.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love classes at drake, the professors are caring people that really are there to create successful adults. They lend a hand to those who need a parent away from home, but they won't baby any student. I've built great relationships with my professors within the science department. The only thing that i wish could change is the number of classes offered for one course, there are few options for each course each semester and it can be hard to fit in all the classes you need to stay on mark with your peers in your major.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'd say by graduation 9/10 students if not more have stepped foot into the real world with their major, via internship, research, or even employment offers. Companies seek out drake graduates for employees because they know just how much of a quality education these students have received and how dedicated they are as people.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are draw backs to being a small campus just outside of downtown des moines, the surrounding area isn't the safest. However we have bulldog alerts and other apps that are used for student safety. Public safety is on duty constantly to make sure our dorms, academic buildings and other public areas are safe. I've never personally felt unsafe walking around campus. However its a good idea to never be too comfortable and have a buddy to walk around with at night on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The freshman quads are the best dorms on campus. They have great lounges and even a kitchen, overall they're a great place to live for someone in their first year of college. Second year students have more options, but they are required to stay on campus, GK is the best dorm for older students because they are 4 person rooms. Ross has 2 person apartments almost off campus, and are the farthest housing, but they have the most freedom. Jewett is an upper classmen on campus option mainly consisting of doubles, however is in the heart of campus and therefore a great spot academically.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on campus, there are always greek sponsored events, and everyone on campus is friends with someone from each sorority or frat on campus. They throw great charity events, and they are also the focus of a weekend on campus for many.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have some very successful sports teams on campus, but students tend to have so many other options to choose from that sports are left in the dust. Student's who attend sporting events never regret it, they're great fun with plenty of free stuff and games that can be played for bigger prizes. Relays are the biggest sporting event on campus, everyone goes out for the two weeks that lead up to relays each spring and its a great time on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I mean most kids drink that I know of. Not many kids dont drink at all

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Off campus is the more frightening part of Drake. We are in the middle of what is known as a Ghetto. There are police sirens constantly all week long. There is always some sort of crime happening

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is big here (they have a house for their club). Their are tons of employers that recruit from all over the place. I have never used the career center so I am not sure about that.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are great. They are small but allow you to get to know the professor better and you can ask questions easier. There are many different courses offered and very different class styles. The professors are well educated but some are very tough. You really need to study well at this school.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are so much nicer than most schools. Our bathrooms are cleaned everyday on the weekdays and they custodial staff is super nice. The halls coordinate events that are actually fun.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love greek life. It is my favorite thing about Drake so far. I have met so many people through greek life. All my friends are involved and the friends that are not wish they were. We volunteer and get internships/jobs a lot easier because of the connections we make. The parties are a blast as well.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our varsity sports are not the best at all. They are not many fans at the football games. A pretty small student section. The intramural teams are huge for student though. Lots of kids play in them or just go and watch their friends.

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