College Deliberately: Drake University

Drake University is a small, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes character, research and career located in the city of Des Moines, IA. It is known for Law, Pharmacy and Public Administration.

Drake University

place 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
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web Web: http://www.drake.edu/
  • Drake University is also known as:
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Drake University Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1913-01-01 2028-08-31
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Student Centeredness

2.9 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
Less than 3% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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Drake University is in NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 109
Rowing Women’s 47
Soccer Men’s 35

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Tuition for Drake University is in the 90.3 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as very expensive.
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