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Class Profile

Numbers don’t really tell the whole Drake story, but they’re a good place to start.

Drake University is home to approximately 4,884 students, including 2,954 undergraduate students from 49 states and 26 countries. 

Drake University Undergraduate Characteristics
Students Entering Fall 2019

Entering First-Year Transfer
782 entering first-year students 100 entering full-time transfer students
62% female and 38% male 53% female and 47% male
23% minority 36% minority
4% international 15% international
From 35 states and 12 countries From 14 states and 8 countries

 

First-Year Student Academic Profile 

Of those reporting class rank, 68% graduated in the top 25% of their class and
   90% graduated in the top 50% of their class 
Average GPA (on a 4.0 scale) = 3.68
ACT: Median Score = 27;  Mid-50% Range = 24–31
SAT: Median Score = 1260;  Mid-50% Range = 1120–1370

 

Distribution by College and School

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Arts and Sciences 47% 49.5%
Business and Public Administration 27% 25%
Pharmacy and Health Sciences 18% 4%
Journalism and Mass Communication 5% 12%
Education 3% 9.5%

 

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Fall 2021

August - Virtual Individual Admission Appointments

August - Student-Guided Virtual Campus Tours

August 12 - Admission 101 livestream: Finding the Right College "Fit"

August 19 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Application Process

August 26 - Admission 101 livestream: Essay Writing

September 2 - Admission 101 livestream: Paying For College & Financial Aid

September 9 - Admission 101 livestream - Applying to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

September 16 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Transfer Process