Drake University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Drake University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 4,995 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1881 and is one of the 10 colleges located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
80
Fair
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Drake University.

Drake University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 80 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Accounting and Finance, Law, Business, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
88%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Drake University is high at 88% (well above Iowa average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Drake University is good: 70%.

Student to faculty ratio at Drake University is pretty good - 13:1. Learn more details regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$33,800
High
Average tuition costs are extremely high - about $33,600 annually. The additional fees at Drake University beyond tuition are approximately $200; which makes it a total of $33,800 per year.

Read the details about Drake University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
67%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 6,514 applications were submitted and 4,356 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

The school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Drake University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,200
Medium
Drake University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Drake University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Drake University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 2,800 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, nearly $5,200 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Drake University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Drake University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Drake University Location and Maps



Post Address: Drake University, 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505, USA
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