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Most Helpful Review for Drake University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Kristin from Lockport, IL
  • 29 out of 29 people found this review helpful

I feel like I didn't learn anything in high school, but I love college! At Drake I feel like the professors really teach you the material and most make it interesting!

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  • Arianna from Honolulu, HI
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Drake University has become my home away from home. It has become a place were I can grow as an individual to better myself and achieve my goals and prepare for the next step in pursuing my education. Every student that I have met has been able to contribute to making the Drake community stronger and more passionate about each other and our campus.

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  • Ben
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    There is no university the prepares you better for life after college. The School of Business urges all students to find internships and events off of campus to create a network of professionals in your field. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Samantha from Mahtomedi, MN
  • Mar-08-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. Drake is comprised of six schools and colleges.

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  • From Maryland
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Drake is an amazing place to continue your education and start the rest of your life. I have made so many amazing friends here, been involved with lots of fun and helpful organizations, and I have had the privilege of being taught by some fantastic professors. Not to mention, the living conditions and security around campus are FANTASTIC, and Des Moines is a fun place to be!

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  • Anonymous
  • Feb-02-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Drake has great opportunities to build up your academic portfolio and then go on for internships, such as Meredith Publishing Company right in Des Moines! The university has a wide selection of majors that would benefit and behoove a student to double major in. The overall feel of the school was pleasant.

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  • Jake from Davenport, IA
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Drake is a 4.2 out of 5. The classes are small and there are good one-on-one teacher interactions. The campus is small and you get to know a lot of people as well.

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  • Kimberly from Apple Valley, MN
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Drake University has honestly given me some of the best experiences in my life so far. They have a wonderful educational system filled with well educated professors and inspiring peer students. Attending Drake University has been one of the best choices I've made so far because it has helped me grow into a better student and become more self motivated.

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  • Drake Student17
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Drake is a school that is focused on developing leadership skills as well as teaching its students to embrace culture and diversity. The students are driven to be the best they can be by professors and advisors that actually care about their students. It is a fun, encouraging and hard-working environment will you will learn all of the skills to be successful anywhere in the world.

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  • Rebecca from Shorewood, IL
  • Jul-26-2013 I am a current student here

    I am in love with everything about Drake! The professors are helpful and the students intelligent. And the campus is enchanting and personal.

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  • Justine from Morton Grove, IL
  • Jul-04-2013 I am a current student here

    A smaller school in a small city with a bigger focus on you as an individual. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved to those who are willing and a great school to meet many other students. The faculty is great and always willing to help those who ask for it.

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