Drake University

Des Moines, IA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate
5,574
Students Applied
50%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
219
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
28%
Out-Of-State Students
65%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
52
84%
Submitting ACT
8%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1285
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
560
75th
690
Reading
25th
540
75th
660
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
57%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
39
Top 25%
68
Top 50%
92

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@drake.edu
Admissions Telephone: 515-271-3181
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Make sure you explore campus to make sure it's for you. Also, if you decide to come to Drake bring rain boots and an umbrella! Trust me, you'll need them and Target has a ton of cute pairs for about $20. Make sure you stay overnight and attend a class to see what college life at Drake is really like.
Kristin from Lockport, IL
Open up right away & be yourself. Unlike a lot of state schools, no one comes to Drake with half of their graduating class. Therefore, 90% of students that enter as first years know only 1 or 2 people when they get to campus, thus making it a lot easier to make friends. Take advantage of this by joining lots of different activities and leaving your room door open(when you're there) to encourage the people on your floor to come in and chat.
Lauren from Chicago, IL
Drake University is the place to begin your college career! Drake's campus is small enough where you know many other students, but large enough that there are plenty of opportunities for everyone. Drake offers a wide range of academic options, and you can also make your own major too! Drake represents all 50 states and over 50 countries so the campus is very diverse- a great opportunity to meet many other students from around the world. Once you make a visit to Drake, you will know it is the place for you.
Bethany from Centerville, IA
Talk to professors and current students while touring. Tours only give out information Drake thinks is important, what's important to you may be different.
Tara from Minneapolis, MN
Just be yourself and go somewhere you truly love.
Ashley from Des Moines, IA
If you are looking for a fantastic business, science, or arts school then you are looking at the right place. The Drake faculty has amazing connections to get students into internships and jobs in any field. This is a place becomes home. The community is small which makes you feel like you have another family.
Drake Student17
Tips for prospective students are that they should not eliminate any school, or have their heart set on one school initially. Because coming from my own experience I probably would never chosen Drake if I wasn't as open minded. Also fill out your applications before the week that they are due! And don't limit yourself to just a couple schools since you can never be absolutely sure if you will be accepted or not.
Crysta from Florissant, MO
be sure to do a campus tour, it will make or break your decision. only by spending time on campus and feeling the layout can you truly decide on where to go.
Virginia from Des Moines, IA
It is very easy to adjust to living at Drake because in the first-year dorms, they focus on creating programs so that you can find ways to remain active in campus life at Drake. It is a positive learning environment and all of the possible resources necessary to succeed are provided. My favorite thing about Drake is the close relationship you grow to have with your professors and how easy it is to stand out. They are very willing to help, even outside of the classroom. Definitely utilize office hours, tutoring opportunities, and the library.
Arianna from Honolulu, HI
If you have any interest in Drake, follow through. They will not fail you.
Shelby from Waukon, IA

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