Drake University Rankings

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In the World#1370 of 14178
In North America#421 of 2629
In the United States#382 of 2528
In Iowa#4 of 39
In Des Moines#1 of 4

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
68%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
28
Avg. cost to attend
$30,265 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,954
Graduates
1,930
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
drake.edu

Drake University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate68%65%70%
Applicants6,9442,8284,116
Admissions4,6971,8332,864
Freshmen enrolled full time779295484
Freshmen enrolled part time33

1,036 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

277 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
172 or 22%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1100
or below

75% of them
had 1370
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Drake University are 1100-1370 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
578 or 74%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Drake University are 24-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3872 (79%)
Hispanic270 (6%)
Black or African American237 (5%)
Asian207 (4%)
Nonresident Alien139 (3%)
Two or more races133 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown24 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,265/year
Average aid awarded
$25,929
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$25,212
$30-48K$24,060
$48-75K$26,589
$75-110K$30,031
$110K+$32,411

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$42,694$11,568
Tuition in-state$42,694$11,568
Tuition out-of-state$42,694$11,568
Fee in-district$146$250
Fee in-state$146$250
Fee out-of-state$146$250

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,758
Combined charge for room and board$10,848
Room charge$5,892
Meal charge$4,956

Drake University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Educational Leadership and Administration, General8830
Law107
Pharmacy105
Business Administration and Management, General2047
Actuarial Science63
Public Administration57
Curriculum and Instruction42
Accounting2118
Secondary Education and Teaching1522
Public Relations & Image Management36
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other36
Journalism, Other35
Marketing & Marketing Management, General34
Psychology, General33
Legal Professions and Studies, Other275
Computer and Information Sciences, General32
Elementary Education and Teaching1911
Occupational Therapy & Therapist425
Finance, General27
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services25
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other24
Communication and Media Studies, Other21
Biology & Biological Sciences, General20
English Language and Literature, General19
Business Statistics19
Writing, General16
Environmental Science15
Political Science and Government, General15
International Relations and Affairs14
Chemistry, General14
Accounting and Finance13
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching13
International Business & Trade & Commerce12
Music Teacher Education12
Mathematics, General12
Neuroscience10
Advertising9
Commercial and Advertising Art9
History, General8
Music Performance, General8
Economics, General8
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7
Accounting and Related Services, Other7
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other61
Music, General6
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General6
Sociology6
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies6
Applied Behavior Analysis6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other5
Rhetoric and Composition5
Environmental Studies5
Management Information Systems, General5
Physics, General4
Religion & Religious Studies3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies3
Legal Studies, General3
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities3
Philosophy2
Drawing2
Anthropology, Other2
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics2
Printmaking1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Economics, Other1
Radio and Television1
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Painting1
Broadcast Journalism1
Management Information Systems and Services, Other1
Astronomy1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other1
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education1
Grand Total758364267
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate81%77%84%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,872
Citations
59,154

Publication count by topic

Psychology
430
Medicine
386
Physics
282
Chemistry
235
Sociology
231
Political science
220
Mathematics
174
Computer science
149
Biology
126
Business
108
Economics
104
Art
53
History
51
Philosophy
46
Engineering
46
Materials science
33
Geography
22
Environmental science
10
Geology
7

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology8023,329
History821187
Psychology89115,843
Philosophy1019107
Physics11675,697
Political science1200622
Business12981,871
Art132139
Economics13291,796
Mathematics14584,000
Medicine14618,735
Chemistry19366,327
Computer science19482,703
Geography2314265
Biology23673,623
Geology2518140
Engineering2748400
Materials science3111661
Environmental science398462

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199029280
199137363
199239382
199342436
199448365
199536464
199644524
199745695
199844590
199952685
200047840
200151961
2002371002
2003561094
2004631201
2005641354
2006731584
2007711797
2008752181
20091112419
20101012693
20111032950
20121363251
20131243383
20141353487
20151143520
20161073344
20171383423
20181072706
20191723249
20201023552

General info

Alternative namesDrake
Founded1881
WikipediaDrake University
MottoVeritas
Truth
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff1,045
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa, 50311-4505
United States
City population203,000
Phone5152712011
Fax+1 (515) 271 2831

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