Drake University: Statistics

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#1482 of 14,131 In the World
#419 of 2,597 In North America
#376 of 2,496 In the United States
#4 of 39 In Iowa State
#1 of 4 In Des Moines
#504 of 1,352 For Atomic and Molecular physics
Top50% For 9 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
68%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$30,321 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,848
Graduates
1,926
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.drake.edu

Drake University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 68% 64% 71%
Applicants 6,624 2,800 3,824
Admissions 4,499 1,795 2,704
Freshmen enrolled full time 738 298 440

2,842 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,430 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
191 or 26%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1110
or below

75% of them
had 1340
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Drake University are 1110-1340 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
509 or 69%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Drake University are 23-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
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

White 3750 (79%)
Hispanic 297 (6%)
Black or African American 231 (5%)
Asian 204 (4%)
Two or more races 144 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 113 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 29 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$30,321/year
Average aid awarded
$27,511
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $25,309
$30-48K $25,332
$48-75K $26,088
$75-110K $30,425
$110K+ $33,118

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $44,198$11,682
Tuition in-state $44,198$11,682
Tuition out-of-state $44,198$11,682
Fee in-district $178$250
Fee in-state $178$250
Fee out-of-state $178$250

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,758
Combined charge for room and board $11,152
Room charge $6,084
Meal charge $5,068

Drake University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 97 40
Pharmacy 96
Law 95
Business Administration and Management, General 17 44
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 52
Curriculum and Instruction 47
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 11 34
Actuarial Science 42
Accounting 21 20
Public Relations & Image Management 38
Public Administration 36
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 34
Secondary Education and Teaching 9 20
Journalism, Other 28
Legal Studies 26 2
Psychology, General 28
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 27
Data Analytics, General 22 1
Finance, General 23
Elementary Education and Teaching 12 10
English Language and Literature, General 21
Communication and Media Studies, Other 20
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 20
Computer and Information Sciences, General 19
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 18
Environmental Science 17
Political Science and Government, General 14
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 13
International Business & Trade & Commerce 13
Mathematics, General 13
Music Performance, General 13
Neuroscience 13
Accounting and Related Services, Other 12
Chemistry, General 12
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 11
History, General 11
Writing, General 11
International Relations and Affairs 10
Sociology, General 9
Anthropology, Other 8
Applied Behavior Analysis 8
Environmental Studies 8
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 6 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 7
Physics, General 7
Advertising 6
Economics, General 6
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 5
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other 5
Music Teacher Education 5
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 4
Acting 3
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 3
Music, General 3
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education 3
Accounting and Finance 2
Astronomy 2
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 2
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 2
Painting 2
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Broadcast Journalism 1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 1
Drawing 1
Economics, Other 1
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 1
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 1
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Philosophy 1
Religion & Religious Studies 1
Sculpture 1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1
Grand Total 714 355 265
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 78% 78% 78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 86%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,573
Citations
53,383

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
815 / 10,075
Medicine
474 / 9,941
Physics
433 / 8,915
Psychology
366 / 10,506
Atomic and Molecular physics
334 / 5,735
Business
289 / 8,087
Political Science
227 / 562
Sociology
216 / 2,691
Mathematics
199 / 3,446
Biology
186 / 5,270
Economics
185 / 2,603
Chemistry
180 / 5,346
Law
165 / 321
Computer Science
164 / 3,587
Health Science
136 / 3,634
Art & Design
107 / 1,059
Education Majors
105 / 1,561
Engineering
100 / 2,481
Communications and Public Relations
96 / 2,113
Social Psychology
95 / 4,111
Environmental Science
92 / 2,626
Math Teachers
91 / 1,761
Pharmacy
85 / 1,324
Marketing
61 / 3,333
Demography
55 / 1,723
Family medicine
54 / 878
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
51 / 997
Gender Studies
49 / 764
Nursing
48 / 1,200
Ecology
46 / 2,326
Healthcare Management (MHA)
46 / 621
History
44 / 157
Child Psychology
43 / 3,170
Astrophysics and Astronomy
39 / 1,221
Political Economy
39 / 224
Clinical Psychology
38 / 1,534
Public Policy / Administration
36 / 179
Advertising
35 / 2,355
Pharmacology
35 / 751
Psychiatry
35 / 483

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 40 370
1992 41 392
1993 50 441
1994 57 371
1995 38 475
1996 53 539
1997 56 703
1998 50 622
1999 56 725
2000 48 886
2001 55 975
2002 43 1069
2003 56 1224
2004 65 1240
2005 78 1424
2006 72 1672
2007 73 1913
2008 82 2351
2009 116 2567
2010 113 2849
2011 119 3142
2012 140 3371
2013 131 3571
2014 141 3661
2015 126 3691
2016 119 3467
2017 147 3750
2018 112 3338
2019 186 4006
2020 145 4665
2021 129 5251

Drake University alumni

  1. Jeremy Piven

    Jeremy Piven
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    voice actortelevision producerfilm actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Jeremy Samuel Piven is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his role as Ari Gold in the comedy series Entourage, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards. He also starred in the British period drama Mr Selfridge, which tells the story of the man who created the English department store Selfridges, and portrayed Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres's sitcom Ellen.

  2. Michael Emerson

    Michael Emerson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Michael Emerson is an American actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first Saw film, Cayden James on Arrow, and Harold Finch on the CBS series Person of Interest. Emerson has also worked extensively in theater and narration. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and been nominated for three others, as well as receiving other awards and nominations. He currently stars as Dr. Leland Townsend in the CBS thriller series Evil.

  3. Bill Bryson

    Bill Bryson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    journalistscience communicatorscience writerwriterautobiographer
    Biography

    William McGuire Bryson is an American–British author of nonfiction books on topics including travel, the English language, and science. Born in the United States, he has been a resident of Britain for most of his adult life, returning to the U.S. between 1995 and 2003, and holds dual American and British citizenship. He served as the chancellor of Durham University from 2005 to 2011.

  4. Steve Allen

    Steve Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2000 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    screenwritermusicianfilm actorcomedianwriter
    Biography

    Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen was an American television personality, radio personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. In 1954, he achieved national fame as the co-creator and first host of The Tonight Show, which was the first late-night television talk show.

General info

Alternative names Drake
Founded 1881
Motto Veritas
Truth
Colors blue, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff 1,046
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa, 50311-4505
United States
City population 214,000
Phone 5152712011
Fax +1 (515) 271 2831

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