Drake University
#756 Overall Influence#677 Desirability Rank

Drake University

Private university in Des Moines, Iowa

Drake University is a private university in Des Moines, Iowa. The institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including professional programs in business, law, and pharmacy. Drake’s law school is among the 25 oldest in the country.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,886

Acceptance

68%

Graduation Rate

77%

Median SAT Score

1250

Median ACT Score

27

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$41,250

Fees (in-state)

$146

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$22,298
30K-48K$24,942
48K-75K$26,124
75K-110K$28,763
110K+$32,322

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$68,700

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines IA 50311-4505

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

42 per 100k

Violent Crime

7 per 100k

What is Drake University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#425 World Rank #213 USA Rank
Political Science
#427 World Rank #219 USA Rank
Psychology
#602 World Rank #220 USA Rank
Chemistry
#582 World Rank #230 USA Rank
Literature
#511 World Rank #252 USA Rank
Law
#526 World Rank #261 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#416 World Rank #268 USA Rank
Business
#497 World Rank #274 USA Rank
History
#934 World Rank #310 USA Rank
Economics
#890 World Rank #355 USA Rank
Sociology
#567 World Rank #358 USA Rank
Communications
#1246 World Rank #358 USA Rank
Physics
#803 World Rank #379 USA Rank
Education
#1289 World Rank #507 USA Rank
Computer Science
#1379 World Rank #578 USA Rank
Medical
#1928 World Rank #803 USA Rank
Biology
#4122 World Rank #1268 USA Rank
Mathematics

Other areas of influence

#149 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Social Work
#487 World Rank #353 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#665 World Rank #199 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#1036 World Rank #625 USA Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are Drake University's Most influential alumni?

Drake University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Business, and Political Science. Drake University’s most academically influential people include Bill Bryson, Steve Allen, and Larry Zox.

Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson

American author

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Steve Allen
Steve Allen

American comedian, actor, musician and writer

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Larry Zox

American painter

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Susan Glaspell
Susan Glaspell

American writer

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Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven

American actor

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Brian Wansink
Brian Wansink

American nutritionist

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Mark Doty
Mark Doty

Poet, memoirist

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Matthew Stover
Matthew Stover

American writer

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Harley A. Wilhelm
Harley A. Wilhelm

American metallurgist

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Jessie Taft
Jessie Taft

American social worker

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Michael Emerson
Michael Emerson

American actor

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Dwight D. Opperman

American publisher

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