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Drake University

Drake University

2507 University Ave Des Moines, IA USA 50311

Drake University is located in Des Moines, Iowa, a vibrant metro area. The university was founded in 1881. Des Moines is a fast-growing city with more than 500,000 residents. There is a thriving art scene, plenty of restaurants, concerts, cultural events, hiking trails, and more. For those who love the outdoors there is kayaking, skiing, and rock climbing in nearby state parks. Des Moines also provides plenty of professional opportunities for current Drake students and graduates.

Drake University offers more than 130 different programs across seven colleges. There are more than 100 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentration options. Further, there are more than 35 graduate programs, including some online degrees.

Studying abroad is highly encouraged at Drake. Students may study abroad in Spain, Chile, India, and more.

Students in the Honors Program at Drake take six Honors courses and complete an Honors Practicum.

Outside of the classroom, there are more than 150 student organizations on campus ranging from professional organizations to those purely for socialization.

15% of the student body are international students, 36% are of minority backgrounds, and 60% are women. There are a total of 2,954 undergraduate students and 1,926 graduate students.

The average first year retention rate at Drake University is 86%. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. Students have an average GPA of 3.68, an average SAT score of 1,248, and an average ACT score of 27.

Test scores are not required in the application for Drake University. In lieu of test scores, students may either submit an application essay or participate in an admissions interview. This provides an additional opportunity for prospective students to demonstrate their aptitude. The acceptance rate for the school is 67.9%.

Incredibly, 100% of all first-year students receive a Presidential Scholarship. Tuition for all students is $54,912.

The median starting salary of alumni from Drake is $49,600. An impressive 98.7% of students are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. The graduation rate at Drake is 77%.

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