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Drake University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Ashutosh Chandra

Drake University enrolls 4,904 students with 10% international enrollments from over 39 countries was observed. Admissions at the university are moderately selective and the acceptance rate is 69%. Admissions are offered in Arts, Science, Business, Public Administration, Education, Journalism, Law, Pharmacy, and others.


Application Portal

UG and PG University Application Portal

UG Common Application

Application Fee (non-refundable)35 USD(for undergraduate courses) 35 USD ( for graduate programs)
Mode of paymentCheck/Credit card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring and Summer
Work ExperienceNot required
Financial AidScholarships based on merit, Work study, loans

Drake University Deadlines

The full-time academic session at Drake University starts in the fall and spring semester.


Undergraduate Course

Early ActionDecember 1
Regular DecisionMarch 1

ostgraduate Courses

MBA, MAcc, and MPA
Jan1 Apr 15 Aug 1
MS Applied BehaviourRolling admissions
MS Rehabilitation PlacementSep 1 Mar 1
LLM Priority Deadline
Apr 1 Oct 1

Drake University International Admissions Highlights

International students are required to fulfill extra requirements in order to gain admission to Drake University.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • English language proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Secondary-school year report, midyear report (filled by a guidance counselor or equivalent), high school transcripts/mark sheets.
  • Financial statement
  • Test-flexible interview
  • SAT/ACT Score
    • ACT range- 24-30
    • SAT range- 1150-1330
  • Post-secondary grades, mark sheets and certificates.
  • Visa certification
  • Departmental requirements: Portfolio, Audition, etc are required for departments like music, theatre, etc.

English Language Requirements

International students must demonstrate English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, taken within the last two years, to be eligible for admission at the Drake University:

Test NameScore Required for UG and PG
TOEFL (cBT)213
TOEFL (pBT)550

Visa Process for State Students

  • Form I-20 is issued by the university on submission of the following documents
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Applicant should complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

Drake University Undergraduate Admissions

Drake University offers various undergraduate courses in more than 50 fields to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Drake University Online Application Portal/Common Application Portal

Application Fee: 35 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
    • Translation of transcripts, if required
  • Proof of residency
  • Letter of recommendation
  • English proficiency test score for International applicants.
  • Summary of extracurricular activities.
  • GPA- 3.0, provides the option of a test-flexible interview
  • SAT or ACT test scores
  • Supporting Documents: Authorized financial statement, Proof of financial support, copy of passport.

Drake University Graduate Admissions

Drake University offers over 30 graduate courses in various fields, on campus as well as online. The admission requirements for these courses are the same. The admissions for most courses are rolling. Some courses have priority or early action deadlines. For details, click here

Where to apply: University Admissions Portal.

Application Fee: 35 USD

Admissions Requirements:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • GPA- 2.5 or more
  • GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores
  • Official Transcripts
  • English language proficiency test scores

The university is moderately selective towards applicants. International applicants are suggested to complete the application procedure 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the term for rolling admission courses as document verification at the university takes around 4 weeks.

The GPA and SAT score have increased from 2013 to 2017 for freshman enrollments. The students are suggested to apply with a minimum score of 1150 (SAT) and 3.7 (GPA).

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