Drake University


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Drake University


  • 60% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$22,682 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


The Dickson Media Resource Center; The School of Education Curriculum Library;The Daniel B. Goldberg Playwriting Lab; The Dorman Hundling Silent Motion Picutre Music Library and music department band choral and orchestra libraries. Cowles: The Cowles papers; Ding Darling Cartoons and Rare Books Room. Opperman: Rare Books Room which includes autographed first editions; Neal Smith Congressional Archives, The Charles Wennerstrum World War II war crime trial papers (Iowa Supreme Court Justice)and the National Bar Association Archives.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 721,210 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 32,994 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,038,442 microforms.
  • 2,362 Audio/Visual items.
  • 30,000 e-books.

Museums & Art

Andersen Gallery, Geological Exhibit (Harvey Ingham), valuable art work in several buildings including Allee painted by Stuart Davis, Drake University Municipal Observatory in Waveland Park, Pioneer Hi-bred International Greenhouse, Environmental Instructional Facility and Biodiversity Center and the American Judicature Society. Center for Magazine Studies, in Meredith Hall. Eco-house, a residence for sustainability-minded students.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Other

Campus Resources

  • 400 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 170 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 12 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, other


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 61% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 3% of housing units are Singles.
  • 78% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 3% of housing units are Triples.
  • 16% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 196 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 2% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 11% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Drake Relays, Streetpainting, International Night, Bucksbaum Lectures, Supreme Court Day, Dwight D. Opperman Supreme Court Justice Lectureship Program (where a sitting Supreme Court Justice lectures to the entire campus and also teaches a law course), Rainbow Union Coming Out Week and Pride Week, In Celebration of Womyn Week, Sweetheart Sing, Siblings Weekend, Homecoming, Parent’s Weekend, Welcome Weekend (new students welcomed to campus), Writers and Critics Series, Hawley Lectureship series
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 187 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Delta Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Theta Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Psi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Mortar Board, National Residence Hall Honorary, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi, Delta Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, Psi Chi, Rho Chi, Sigma Xi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Omega (Baptist), Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Fellowship, Christian Legal Society, Drake Hillel (formerly DaletChai)(Jewish), Drake Ruach (Jewish), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hindu Students Council, Impact, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Lutheran (ECLA), Jubilee, Lutheran (Missouri Synod), Muslim Student Association, Respect for Life, South Asian Student Association (SASA)St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center, Wesley Foundation (Methodist)
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, American Indian Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Delta Sigma Theta, Coalition of Black Students (CBS), International Student Association, La Fuerza Latina, Muslim Student Association, Vietnamese-American Student Association, South Asian Student Association, Black Law Student Organization, Coalition of Black Students, Asian Pacific Law Student Association, Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCA)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Ag Law Society, Air Force ROTC, Alpha Omega, Alpha Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Psi (business), Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed service fraternity), Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, American Bar Association/Law School Division, American Constitution Society, American Marketing Association, Amnesty International, ArT Club, Association for Public Interest Law, Association of the US Army, BACCHUS, Best Buddies, Beta Alpha Psi (accounting), Beta Beta Beta (pre-med), Bulldog Advertising (BAD), Character in Action, Chemistry Club, Cigar Club, Collegiate Music Educators, Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Pi (Business), Delta Theta Phi (pre-law), Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta, Deutscher Gespraechkreis, DICEY (Improv Comedy Experiment, Yo), Dog Pound, Actuarial Science Society, Ad Club, Anime Club, Bands (Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band), Broadcasting System, Campus Girl Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, University/Community Choir), Cycling Club, Dance Team, D-Squad, Delphian Society, Drake Democrats, Drake Republicans, Education Association, Environmental Action League, Equestrian Club, Film Makers, Gaming Club, Gospel Choir, Gung Fu Club, Information Systems Association, Integrated Marketing Communications, International Business Society Investment Club, Journal of Agricultural Law, Law Art Society, Law Democrats, Law International Society, Law Republicans, Law Review, Marketing Club, National Pan-hellenic Council, Outlaws, Paintball Club, Pre-Med Club, Law Moot Court Board, Poker Club, Quiz Bowl, Spirit Squad, Students for Life, Symphony, Tennis League , Theatre People , DRxUGS (Pharmacy Association), Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Academy of Management Care Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, National Community Pharmacist Association, Student National Pharmaceutical Association, University Campus Scouts, University Loose Association of Very Silly People, University Ultimate Frisbee, Society of Human Resource Management, University Voices of Choice, Voice for Animals, Pharmacy Unified Group of Citizens, emPOWER, Environmental Law Society, Federalist Society, Future Alumni Network, Greek Programming Council, Habitat for Humanity, Hiatus, Honor Board, Honors Program Student Council (undergraduate), In Celebration of Womyn Week, Intellectual Property Law, Interface (computer club), Interfraternity Council, International Student Association, Intellectual Property Law Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Psi (pharmacy), KDCS Bulldog Radio, Mobilization for Peace and Justice, Undergraduate Mock Trial, Model European Union, Model United Nations, Moot Court Board, Mortar Board (Sr. Honorary), National Lawyers Guild, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Residence Hall Honorary, Omicron Delta Epsilon/ Economics Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Outdoor Club, Pan Hellenic Council, Periphery (Literary Magazine), Pharmacy Day Committee, Phi Beta Sigma, Pi Beta Psi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Chi (Pharmacy), Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Public Relations Student Society of America, Public Projects (10, 000 Hours), Queer Law Students at Drake, REACHOUT, Residence Hall Association, Rainbow Union (GLBT and Ally group), Respect for Life, Rotaract, Rugby (men’s and women’s), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Iota, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Soccer-men, Soccer-women, Society for Human Resource Management, Society of Physics Students, Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi, , Sports and Entertainment Law, Student Activities Board, Student Athlete Advisory Council, Student Bar Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Senate, SUCA (Students United for Consumer Advocacy), Table Tennis, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Chi, Times-Delphic Newspaper, Volleyball Club, Winston Churchill Society for International Affairs, Network of Enlightened Women, Drake Law Women, Women’s Awareness Coalition
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Times Delphic (twice weekly); the SBA Newsletter (monthly); Drake Magazine; DUIN magazine; Periphery Literary Magazine; Ed On Campus (magazine); 515 Magzine; Lumino Magazine; Knot Magazine; Gavel; Journal of Agricultural Law


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Des Moines (6), Omaha (135)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Osceola (40)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Des Moines (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 65% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,600
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 9 fraternities
  • 8 fraternity houses
  • 30% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 6 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 22% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Iowa State University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other

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