Drake University

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Drake University is a private, selective university in Des Moines, Iowa. The school offers professional programs in law, business, and pharmacy, along with numerous graduate and undergraduate programs in various disciplines. Drake is among the country’s 25 oldest law schools.

Drake launched “Distinctly Drake” in September 2010, a $200 million campaign designed to make the University one of the top higher education institutions in the country. The campaign included substantial scholarship money to attract the best students, faculty endowments to retain the best professors, improvements to facilities, and a plan to improve overall financial strength.

General Information

Admission Office

2507 University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

(515) 271-3181

(800) 443-7253

Fax: (515) 271-2831

[email protected]

Contact: Laura Linn

Director of Admission
Main Address

2507 University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

(515) 271-2011


Total undergrads: 3,516

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 902

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,465

Graduate enrollment: 1,237


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 86%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Painting B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Pharmacology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B


Curriculum/Instruction B
Elementary Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Pharmaceutical Sciences B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Philosophy & Religion

Ethics B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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