Drake University is a mid-sized private university established in 1881. It is located in Des Moines, Iowa. The law school of Drake University is among the oldest in the US. The university as a total enrollment of 4,900 students which comprises 3,000 undergraduates and 1,900 graduates who come from 42 countries. Drake University offers programs through its six colleges and schools. There are over 20 graduate degrees and 70 majors and minors offered at the university.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1881|
|Number of Schools and Colleges||6|
The Drake campus is a place of adventure and entertainment. The students can get the following benefits and services inside the campus:
Drake has 8 residence halls with facilities like furnished rooms, air conditioner, cable and wireless internet, cable TV, common area, and kitchen. There are 5 residential buildings for first-year students. These buildings have rooms of double occupancy. After the first year, the students can choose to stay in a single, double, triple or 4 people suit. They can also choose to stay off-campus.
All residence halls have a resident assistant. Moreover, various events and activities are organized in the residence halls so more people connect with each other.
Drake University offers more than 70 majors, and minors for undergraduates. Students who want to pursue higher education have an option to choose from diverse graduate degrees in various fields of study.
The university also offers online graduate programs and career-focused continuing education programs. There are 6 colleges and schools under Drake:
International students who want to seek admissions at Drake University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:
|Early action priority deadline||December 1|
|Regular Decision||March 1|
Basic Admission Requirements:
International students who want to seek admissions at Drake University need to submit the scores of IELTS or TOEFL as a proof of English Proficiency. The minimum required scores required to be eligible for admissions at Drake University are:
The estimated cost of attendance for international students is mentioned below:
|Expense||Cost (in USD)|
|Tuition fees||44,188 USD per year|
|Rooms (double occupancy)||6,084 USD|
|Activity fees||178 USD|
About 98% of students receive scholarships and financial aid. The college spends more than 58 million USD a year in scholarship, grants, and work-study programs. International students are offered scholarships to afford their studies in the USA.
The international student grant is also available that offers a partial award towards financial need. It will be awarded along with other scholarships and will not exceed 40% of the total cost of attendance.
Some of the scholarships available for international students are:
|Scholarship Name||Award Amount||Eligibility||Deadline|
|Presidential Scholarship||20,000 USD - 23,000 USD||Based on various factors||March 1|
|National Alumni Scholarship||3,000 USD|
GPA of 3.8 or above ; ACT score: 31/ SAT score: 1390
The college keeps alumni connected to the institute through various alumni communities. The alumni can get various benefits from the institute even after graduation. Some of the benefits provided by the university are Traveling opportunities with fellow alumni, Access to the college library and its resources, and Lifelong learning through the Ray Society.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$42,694 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Drake University Enrollment||5886|
|Average Graduation Rate||70.6%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$42,694 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,100 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,158 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,700 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,158 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,700 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,200 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,200 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Pharmacy Programs||Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 2 students ratings
They have a really good business school. The professors are well experienced and have a lot of knowledge in their field. Right after my Malaysian Education Certificate (Malaysian version of SATs), I went into the American Degree Transfer Program, which essentially the American version of community college. There was no application fee. I applied to only two other universities.
I really like the course curriculum. We are required to take subjects that are outside our major. For example, even though I am in the business school, I still have to take History and English classes. I like how the university makes me well-rounded. I have met people from so many different backgrounds because we all end up in the same classes even if we have different majors.
The program builds young, professional characters and prepares all of its students for real-world problems and post-college opportunities. Additionally, I qualified for a considerable amount of scholarships and grants.
The course curriculum is challenging yet engaging. There are times where I question if I am capable to complete certain assignments but I have been provided with an abundance of resources to help me succeed.
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