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Drake University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 210 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Missouri Valley Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Pioneer Football League

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $96,848)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,208)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 103 92 - -
Basketball 17 26 - -
Football 98 - - -
Golf 9 8 - -
Rowing - 34 - -
Soccer 34 27 - -
Softball - 16 - -
Tennis 11 8 - -
Volleyball - 24 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.3%
Hispanic 0.8%
Non-resident alien 2.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 47.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 47.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 14
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Bethany from Centerville, IA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is great! The four freshmen residence halls, known as the quads, have all recently been renovated within the past 3 years. The dorms have carpet, real sheet…

  • Apr-02-2012 Read More
  • Virginia from Des Moines, IA
  • 5
  • dorm life is amazing. the freshman dorm complex makes it easy to make new friends and make connections with others in your field of study. the upper class dorms are…

  • Mar-05-2012 Read More
  • Drake Student17
  • 4
  • Dorm life is a blast. At Drake, students are required to live on campus their first two years out of high school. The first-year dorms are all in a quad…

  • Nov-06-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-06-2016 I am a current student here

    It's a lot better than most of what I ate in high school. There's a quite a bit of variety, but it could be better. There aren't a lot of vegan options most days.

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  • 4
  • Benjamin from Des Moines
  • Mar-05-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Within the college community there were several sandwich shops and eateries. I did not get to view the dining halls.

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  • 3
  • Arianna from Honolulu, HI
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Hubbell breakfast is AMAZING. The omelets and waffles are a campus favorite however, the dining is definitely lacking when it comes to lunch and dinner. You will commonly find yourself eating the same foods continuously but it is convenient that the Quad dining hall is open until 1 in the morning for the night owls. You will also notice that the quality of the cooking changes substantially when it is parents' weekend or tour weekend.

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  • 3
  • Ben
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is good at first. The only issue that I have with Drake's dining is they have very little variety. Every now and then you will have a poorly prepared meal, but for the most part the food is good, albeit limited.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Feb-02-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have yet to try the food at Drake, but I can't wait to experience the dining halls!

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  • 3
  • Kimberly from Apple Valley, MN
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    The food and dining is surprisingly not too bad at Drake University. But with any cafeteria style serving, students like me tend to miss homestyle cooking every once in a while.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Ben
  • Apr-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Approximately one-third of the Drake population is Greek - and they cater to all different personalities. This is great for people who wish to be in Greek life. However, even for those who are not interested, I have never felt like people in Greek life look negatively at non-Greeks (I usually am even invited to many of their parties).

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  • 0
  • Kimberly from Apple Valley, MN
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Drake University has a wonderful greek life because it is a much smaller school than state schools. This allows greek life to become more concentrated in philanthropies.

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  • 0
  • Drake Student17
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Approximately 30% of Drake students are involved in Greek Life. It is a community of people that really stick together. When you join a sorority here, you don�t just gain 100 brothers or sisters, you find automatic friends in all houses. This is not your typical sorority and fraternity life that you see on television. Yes, there are parties and there is a significant amount of fun found in the nightlife, but there is a strong focus on academics and philanthropies here. Drake is a hard school and being a part of Greek life makes you strive to be your best. The fraternities and sororities expect you to attain a GPA higher than the all university average. Also, every single house has one week full of events to raise money for their specific philanthropy. And guess what? Every single house participates in everyone's philanthropies. That is how amazing Greek life is.

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  • 0
  • Justine from Morton Grove, IL
  • Jul-04-2013 I am a current student here

    If you're greek, you will always have something to do, whether it is a philanthropy event or a social event. Other than that, there are many professional fraternities available for everyone.

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  • 0
  • Alice - New York, NY
  • Feb-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is the best kept secret during prospective student tours. Greek life is a huge part of Drake students, and the majority of students are in either a professional or social fraternity/sorority. People outside of the Greek system often times have a difficult time making friends, but it is not impossible. (This is coming from someone NOT involved in Greek life.)

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  • 0
  • Erin from Anamosa, IA
  • Sep-25-2012 I am a current student here

    About 30% of Drake is involved in Greek life. I myself took part in recruitment, but decided a sorority wasn't for me. A lot of people find them very fun, though. It's also a great way to meet more people and network. They raise lots of money for philanthropies both locally and nationally, so that's great!

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  • 0
  • Rebecca from Osceola, WI
  • Jul-30-2012 I am a current student here

    There are both Sororities and Fraternities and Profession Fraternities! Sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta. Fraternities: Theta Chi, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon. Professional Fraternities: Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, and Alpha Kappa Alpha.

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