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Sam Scheel


Major: Health Sciences

Minor: Psychology

Hometown: Anoka, Minnesota

My experiences as a Drake student include: Helping plan Welcome Weekend for new students as a Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant (PMAC); studying abroad in Costa Rica for a semester; working at a non-profit clinic in Des Moines for my senior capstone

Favorite Drake Memory: My sophomore year I had the opportunity to be a Peer Mentor/Academic Consultant (PMAC) and lead a group of First Years around during their first few days at Drake. I loved getting to show off Drake, a place I had come to love, to a group of First Years who were nervous to be here. The best part is I am still friends with some of those students and they love Drake just as much as I do!

Advice for students during the college search: Go with your gut. I know that when I toured schools I had a gut feeling if I would fit in or not. I toured lots of schools that had the major I was interested in, Health Science, but I found that I felt more comfortable at smaller schools that had a lot to offer me. I wanted to get involved at the school I went to and found that during my tours I thought I would be able to do this at smaller school. I trusted my gut and chose to come Drake, and it was the best decision I could have made. 

If you go on tour with me, you would see every place you can get coffee on campus because coffee is necessary in college! 



Admission Calendar

Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017

Visit Now - Individual campus visits offered Monday-Friday

Available Now - FAFSA for Fall 2017

April 22 - Senior Saturday Campus Visit

May 1 - Enrollment deadline for entering First Year Students (direct from high school) starting in Fall 2017

July 31-August 4 - Iowa Private College Week

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