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Drake University

Admissions

Drake Says...

While admission is selective, Drake University considers the full record of each candidate for admission. Since the University prefers students with varied talents and interests, there is no single and inflexible set of admission standards applied to all candidates for admission. The admission process involves a comprehensive review of a student s ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

2507 University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

United States

Phone: 515-271-3181

Fax: 515-271-2831

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 84
SAT:
% Submitting Score:10%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:530 - 640
     Math Middle 50%:540 - 680
ACT:
% Submitting Score:96%
     ACT Middle 50%:25 - 30
     Math Middle 50%:24 - 29
     English Middle 50%:24 - 31
Average High School GPA:3.7
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:56.7%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:19.3%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:11.2%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:7.2%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:5.4%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:0.2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:44%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:73%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 5,930
Total applicants who are accepted: 3,911
Total of accepted students who enroll: 850
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 88%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $25.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Notification Begins: 10/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $250.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Important
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    84
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    530 - 640
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    540 - 680
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    25 - 30
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    24 - 29
  •      English Middle 50%:
    24 - 31
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.7
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