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Drake University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Drake University

Drake University

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Drake University Description:

Drake University is a small comprehensive university located in Iowa's capital, Des Moines. Undergraduates come from 47 states and 54 countries, and they can choose from over 70 academic programs. The university has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and values the interaction between students and professors. The school also values real-world experience -- nearly 80% of students participate in a professional internship. Drake University frequently receives high marks for its value and for its level of student engagement. The university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the Drake University Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,270 (3,365 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,889
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,000
  • Other Expenses: $3,560
  • Total Cost: $44,349

Drake University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,225
    • Loans: $6,823

Scholarships for Drake (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Actuarial Science, Biochemistry, Elementary Education, English, Journalism, Marketing, Psychology, Public Relations, Secondary Education

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Drake University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.drake.edu/about/

"Drake's mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation."

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