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Drake University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Des Moines, IA

$45,734

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 2,902, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 69%. The university offers 63 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 78%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $45,734.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

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.

69% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

84% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

78% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-31

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1190-1410

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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5k

Students enrolled

44%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

78%

Hispanic

6%

Black

5%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

20% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

17

Total Online Enrollment

2,148

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

80% On-campus

20% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 81% online

Doctorate Check Bold 25% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $45,734 $45,734
Graduate $11,738 $11,738

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,100
On-campus room and board $11,288
On-campus other expenses $3,825
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $11,288
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,825
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,825

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $61,947 $61,947
Off-campus without family $61,947 $61,947
Off-campus with family $50,659 $50,659

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

21%

State Grant Aid

17%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

20%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $7,829
State Grant Aid $5,608
Institution Grant Aid $27,350
Pell Grant Aid $4,890

Financial Outlook

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

$54k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FCS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC