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What Makes Us Special

About Drake University

At Drake University, students find a supportive community where they can pursue their passions and discover new interests. Small classes, strong student-faculty relationships, and a combination of professional studies and liberal arts education distinguish the Drake experience. As a result, Drake graduates enjoy successful careers and meaningful personal lives. Plus, Drake’s location in the dynamic city of Des Moines, Iowa, offers endless social, recreational, and professional opportunities.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class*

English24-32
Mathematics24-29

* Reading and science do not impact admittance.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.67

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 57%
Men 43%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 88.4%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2016-17  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

Use Our Net Price Calculator  Help

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For additional information on our net price,
tuition and fees, and financial aid, click here.

For additional information on our affordability initiatives, click here.

Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$33,545

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 92%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 369 230 66 12 677

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