Since 1996, Drake University has hosted lectures delivered by the world’s most inspirational and knowledgeable figures in the fields of literature, music, film, environmentalism, athletics, history, politics and journalism.Read more
More than 96 percent of Drake students find work or enroll in grad school within six months of graduation — a statistic that is encouraging in and of itself.
But one notable facet of that job placement rate lies with students who land prestigious opportunities abroad. In recent years, an extraordinary number of Drake’s graduates have received awards from the renowned Fulbright program to teach or conduct research in other countries — a trend mirrored by Drake professors.Read more
This semester’s calendar spans 112 days peppered with on-campus events that promise myriad opportunities for involvement. Amid the basketball games, festivals and comedians are a number of great ways to get more engaged in campus life and the Des Moines community — and maybe even learn something.Read more
A new group of first-year students joins the Drake community this fall, but they won’t be the only fresh faces on campus. Drake’s six colleges and schools (plus Cowles Library) will welcome 27 new faculty members this year in disciplines ranging from pharmaceutics to rhetoric and librarianship.Read more
Drake was founded on a wooded area on the edge of the city limits. Since then, the University has dedicated itself to being a good neighbor and steward to the community that grew around it. In recent years, part of that responsibility has been coordinating resources and being pro-active in initiatives to better the neighborhood that envelops the campus.Read more