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Drake University is in Des Moines, Iowa's capital and largest city. Conveniently located at the intersection of interstates 35 and 80, Des Moines is an easy drive from several major cities, including Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Omaha. The Des Moines International Airport, which is served by several major airlines, is only a 15-minute drive from campus. 

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Undergraduate Options

The single best way for you to figure out if Drake is the place for you is to visit campus. Review undergraduate visit options or contact your admission counselor to discuss what options would be the best fit for you.

Graduate Options

If you have specific questions about graduate programs offered in the College of Business and Public Administration, you are welcome to call 515-271-2188 or e-mail You can discuss options over the phone or schedule an appointment with an admission counselor.

July 17, 2015
Sammons Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Des Moines-based Sammons Financial Group, has donated $1 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.