Drake University
Des Moines, IA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
30%
Out-Of-State Students
63%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
25
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
Hispanic
8%
White
74%
Multiracial
4%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
15%
Student Organizations
120
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
70%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
41%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pioneer Football League
Total Male Athletes
209
Total Female Athletes
171
Intramural Sports
14
Sports Club
2
Sports Team (Men)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Drake University is very lucky to have the food options that they offer. Drake works with Sodexo food services to provide delicious options for meals. Drake University has two different dining halls, the main dining hall called Hubble Dining Hall, where you can have an unlimited amount of food and sit down at a table with your friends. The other, Quad Creek Cafe, is more of the fast food type of dining option. Students get their food and can also sit down at tables with their friends, but the food is not unlimited. Food options vary every day and also offer many great home style foods. Drake students also have the opportunity to choose flex points with their meal plan. Flex points allow the students to purchase snacks and beverages at Spike's C-Store, a convenience store, located in the dining hall, or at various coffee shops around campus. Drake also offers food until 1am, and offers a new menu after 7pm, great for late night study snacking.
Bethany from Centerville, IA
The food isn't spectacular, but you can survive the two years that you live on campus. There are basically the same options offered over and over again, but since you are at a private university, there are plenty of breaks for you to go home and eat real food.
Drake Student17
The food here is like any other college dining... it's okay, but it gets old real fast. I actually prefer Hubbell which is the buffet hall. It's not the best, but it could definitely be worse.
Crysta from Florissant, MO
dining is supplied by sodexo, while the food itself is very tasty, after a while it begins to get old.
Virginia from Des Moines, IA
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.
Arianna from Honolulu, HI
It's school food. Its good, its bad. You can always find something good to eat even if there is a few bad options.
Shelby from Waukon, IA

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