Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeA-
Drake University is ...
NCAA Division I-AA
Pioneer Football League
Drake University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.69 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.74 responses
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After Drake University
- Very Good346
I think Drake is a good option for students who want a small school setting in a more metropolitan area. Drake is located centrally in Des Moines which allows students access to restaurants, shops, entertainment, etc. Drake does lack diversity. Most of the students are upper-middle to upper class and white. Drake has a tradition of excellent academic achievement. There is also a large presence of Greek life (fraternities and sororities) on campus.
- 8 days ago
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.
- 1 month ago
DU is private, comparable students, challenging
- College Junior
- 1 month ago