Location: Des Moines, Iowa 

City Population: 209,200 (2014) 

Total Enrollment: approx. 3,338
(full-time undergraduate) 

Average Acceptance: 

• ACT 27.4 

• SAT 1192 

• GPA 3.67 

• 68% graduated in the top 25% of their class

Drake University

Drake University, a mid-sized, private liberal arts university located in Iowa’s capital city, is uniquely positioned to prepare you to launch into a career, grad school, or whatever you dream up. 

Drake is ranked No. 5 in the nation among private master’s-granting institutions for educational quality (U.S. News & World Report), with alumni earnings that are No. 1 in Iowa (median salary 10 years after enrolling). 

The University is home to proud Drake Bulldogs from 40 states and 42 countries, an NCAA Division I athletics program, and the annual, world-famous Drake Relays. As a student, you can choose from more than 70 undergraduate programs of study. And with a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll receive a customized, personal education with a path that’s uniquely yours. 

The real power of Drake, though, is in the Drake Commitment—our pledge to provide you with life-defining opportunities that will shape your future. Your Drake education will include: 

* Personal mentorship from expert faculty 

* Opportunities to learn through service 

* Access to in-depth January Term offerings on campus and abroad (for no additional tuition cost!) 

* Résumé-building opportunities like prime internships, research, and field/clinical experiences

All of this adds up to incredibly successful alumni: 98.9 percent of Drake students launch their careers or begin grad school within six months of graduation.

Find out more about Drake University here.