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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 47 states and 39 countries. 

Drake University Undergraduate Characteristics
Students Entering Fall 2019

Entering First-Year Transfer
782 entering first-year students 100 entering full-time transfer students
58% female and 42% male 53% female and 47% male
23% minority 20% 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

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Apply for Admission: Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 terms

October 17 - Campus Preview Half Day

October 18 - Campus Preview Half Day

November 2 - Politics Day

November 8 - STEM and Health Professions Day

November 8 - Music Audition Day

November 11 - Campus Preview Day

November 11 - Transfer Preview Day