Drake University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Des Moines, IA

$44,188

Avg tuition

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About Drake University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Drake University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Des Moines, Iowa. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,774, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 68%. The university offers 67 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 78%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $44,188.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

68% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1110-1340

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-30

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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5k

Students Enrolled

89%

Online Student Enrollment

10:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

79%

Hispanic

6%

Black

5%

Asian

4%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

22% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $44,188 $44,188
Graduate $11,682 $11,682

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,100
On-campus room and board $11,152
On-campus other expenses $3,700
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,152
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,700
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,200

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $60,140 $60,140
Off-campus without family $60,140 $60,140
Off-campus with family $48,488 $48,488

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

22%

State Grant Aid

14%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

22%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,558
State Grant Aid $5,828
Institution Grant Aid $25,502
Pell Grant Aid $4,529

Financial Outlook

$54k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.