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Des Moines Accolades

It’s rare to find a ranking of cities without Des Moines near the top. From a “Best City for Jobs” to a “Top City for New College Grads,” the recognition for our hometown just keeps rolling in:

#3 Best Place to Live with a Low Cost of Living – Business Insider, 2017

#9 Best Place to Live – U.S. News & World Report, 2017

#3 Most Popular Cities for Millennial Homebuyers – Lending Tree, 2017

#1 Most affordable place to buy your first home – Bloomberg, 2016

#2 Best Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. – U.S. News & World Report, 2016

#6 Best Place for Business and Careers – Forbes, 2016

#7 Hippest Mid-Sized City in America – Gogobot, 2016

#1 Best City for the Middle Class – Business Insider, 2016

#4 Best Mid-Sized City to Make a Living – MoneyGeek, 2016

#5 Best Place Where Millennials Are Buying Houses – Fortune, 2016 

One of 15 of America's Most Incredible Farmers' Markets – Mental Floss, 2016

#4 Most Pro-Business City in America – MarketWatch, 2015

#4 Best Tech Cities to Start a Career – ComputerTrainingSchools.com, 2015

Top 25 Community for Well-Being – Gallup, 2017

#8 Best City to Work in Tech – SmartAsset, 2016

One of  10 Underrated Cities for Art Lovers – U.S. News & World Report, 2016

#1 Best City for Young Professionals – Forbes, 2014

#4 Most LGBT-Friendly City – Huffington Post, 2014

#1 Best Up-and-Coming City for Foodies – Women's Health Magazine, 2014

#3 Place with the Most Job Opportunities per Capita – Beyond.com, 2014

#5 Best City for Jobs - Zip Recruiter, 2014

#1 Wealthiest City in America – TODAY show, 2014

#3 Top City for New College grads – SmartAsset, 2015

#2 Top U.S. Cities to Land Work – NBC News, 2015

#1 Metro with the Most Community Pride – Gallup, 2015

#2 Best City for Jobs in 2015 – Forbes, 2015

#3 Emerging Startup Cites of 2015 – Investopedia.com

#6 Best Up and Coming Towns for College Grads – CBSNews.com, 2015

#6 Midsize Metro Where College Grads Move For Jobs – American Institute for Economic research, 2015

#7 Cities Worth Moving to if you Want to Start a Business – Entrepreneur.com, 2015

Admission Calendar

Now: Confirm Enrollment - Space available for Fall 2017 class

Now: First Year Students Apply To Drake - Application for Fall 2018

Now: Transfer Students Apply to Drake - Application for Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Fall 2018

Now: Visit Campus - Individual campus visits offered Monday-Friday