Drake University is on a 120-acre campus in the urban setting of Des Moines, Iowa.
Drake University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Drake University has fraternities and sororities.
Drake University has the Student Activities Board. In fact, more students participate in the Student Activities Board than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Drake University include Drake Magazine, Dog Pound Pep Squad, Alpha Phi Omega and Residence Hall Association.
The Drake University community comes together each year for Drake Relays, Parent/Family Weekend and Homecoming.
This table offers information on housing at Drake University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||41%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||59%|
Drake University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Drake University students live off campus. In 2022, 41% of undergrads at Drake University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 59% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Drake University. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Drake University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Drake University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Drake University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Drake University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Drake University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Drake University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Drake University, take Interstate 235 to Des Moines, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Des Moines International airport.
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