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Drake University

Des Moines, IA
#3

Regional Universities Midwest



Drake University, located in Des Moines, Iowa, is a private institution founded in 1881. Situated in Iowa’s capital city, the university is uniquely positioned to provide learning opportunities through partnerships with the city’s many businesses, schools, government and cultural activity. At least 60% of graduating Drake students has gained real-world experience through professional internships.

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Quick Facts


2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

2013-2014 Tuition

$30,880 Tuition and Fees

Students

3365 undergraduate students
43% male / 57% female

Admission

rolling application deadline
65.9% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1881

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Drama and Dance Teacher Education, History Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other, Legal Professions and Studies, Other, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Molecular Biochemistry, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Chemical Physics, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Anthropology, Other, Economics, General, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Graphic Design, Design and Applied Arts, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Music, General, Music Performance, General, Music Pedagogy, Music, Other, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other, Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Business/Management, Accounting and Related Services, Other, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Finance and Financial Management Services, Other, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Management Science, Actuarial Science, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other, History, General, Broadcast Journalism, Journalism, Other, Radio and Television, Public Relations/Image Management, Advertising

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Legal Professions and Studies, Other, English Language and Literature, General, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Other, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Graphic Design, Design and Applied Arts, Other, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Business/Management, Accounting and Related Services, Other, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance and Financial Management Services, Management Information Systems, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other, History, General, Advertising

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 3,365
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,187
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 123
Percent of male undergraduates: 43%
Percent of female undergraduates: 57%
Percent of international undergraduates: 8%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra

Sports

Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: football
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: crew (heavyweight), crew (lightweight)

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