Consult with Drake University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.
Students who submit their applications to Drake University for fall should anticipate a decision by October 15.
Here's an overiew of some of Drake University's admissions stats.
|Drake University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||14%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||43%|
These are the application deadlines for Drake University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||October 15|
Drake University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Drake University will release EA admissions decisions no later than October 15.
➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Drake University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Drake University has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Drake University accepted 69% of all applicants, approximately 5,479 from 7,931 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Drake University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to transfer students to the College of Pharmacy is program extremely difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Drake University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
What does Drake University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Drake University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Drake University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Drake University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||√|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Drake University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Drake University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Drake University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 14% of Drake University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Drake University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1190 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Drake University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Drake University students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Drake University students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
To be most competitive at Drake University, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Drake University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Drake University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Drake University.
Transfer students can enroll in Drake University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Drake University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Drake University.
Does Drake University accept transfer credits?
✅ Drake University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Drake University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Drake University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Drake University?
❌ No, Drake University is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Drake University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Drake University is 69%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Drake University?
❌ Drake University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Drake University? Drake University is a somewhat selective institution. The Drake University acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.
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31 and Above
25 to 31
25 and Less
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Drake University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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