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Drake University

Des Moines, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Drake University

Drake University is a private, nonprofit school in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. Drake University was founded in 1881. The college enrolls around 4,875 students a year, including 2,902 undergrad students.

Drake University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Drake University. The acceptance rate at Drake University is 69%. In 2022, 7,931 students applied to Drake University and 5,479 were admitted.

Drake University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 14%

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Drake University is locatedin the city of Des Moines, Iowa,.

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College Info

2507 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311-4516

Campus Setting: Urban

Drake University Application Deadline

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Drake University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1380


Math SAT Range

590 - 700


Reading SAT Range

600 - 710

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Wondering what life at Drake University is like? There are approximately 4,875 students enrolled at Drake University, including 2,902 undergraduate students and 1,973 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 37% percent are from IA and 63% percent of students are from other states.


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