DU, Drake

Drake University

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1
  • Class Notes
    2
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    23
  • Previously Enrolled
    44

Overview of Drake University (DU, Drake)

About this school

Drake, founded in 1881, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Schools of Fine Arts, and Journalism and Mass Communication. Its 120-acre campus is located in Des Moines.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,098
    • Men:1,324 Men (42.7%)
    • Women:1,774 Women (57.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (DU, Drake)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Drake University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2507 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Des Moines, IA 50311-4516
Phone
(515) 271-3181
Fax
(515) 271-2831
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 5,574 applicants were admitted
Women
72% of 3,162 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 2,412 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
888 (23%) of 3,835 admitted students enrolled
Women
514 (23%) of 2,265 admitted students enrolled
Men
374 (24%) of 1,570 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.67
375 And Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
560-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
27%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
52%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
32%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
17%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (DU, Drake)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,396 (73.46%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,158 (18.03%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,100 (1.95%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,700 (6.57%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Drake University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001860
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
657 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
523 (79.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
523 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
167 (31.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$29,236
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 516 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,855
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 413 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,886
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 128 (24.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
199 (26.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,146

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,119 (71.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,796 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,795 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
494 (27.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$28,868
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,767 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,625
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,510 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,364
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 336 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
937 (31.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,950

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,600
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,914

Academics & Instruction (DU, Drake)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


310

Part-Time Faculty


168

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


60%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 60% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Drake University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


72.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


78.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


79.0%

Programs & Majors (DU, Drake)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (66)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Painting
  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Education, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Journalism and law, arts and sciences and law, accounting

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Education--General
  • Law
  • Public Administration

Campus Life (DU, Drake)

Location & Geography

Population


207,510

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


120 acres

Weather


Temperature
10.7 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Des Moines
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Osceloa

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


70% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


30%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Drake University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities board, drake magazine, dog pound pep squad, alpha phi omega, residence hall association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,955

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,098
Women
1,774
Men
1,324

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.6% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 5.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 82.1% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


5.6% from 37 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,806

Student Resources (DU, Drake)

Study resources