School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management

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‌At Drake University, you’ll find an institution uniquely positioned to offer one of the best actuarial science educations in the world.

Drake’s School of Actuarial Science is one of just 17 universities in the United States to be recognized as a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries, meaning you will learn alongside extraordinary classmates and from exceptional and experienced faculty.

When you choose to study at Drake, you’ll also benefit from a curriculum that combines quantitative skills with many business disciplines. This gives our students a leg-up in competing for internships and jobs.  The school offers many options for students interested in the field of Actuarial Science, including a major in Actuarial Science, joint majors that combine Actuarial Science with another field (e.g., finance, accounting, data analytics), and concentrations in Actuarial Science, Insurance, and Data Analytics. Plus, Drake’s location in Des Moines, a hub of the U.S. insurance and financial services industries, means you’ll have unparalleled opportunities for internships, jobs, and professional development.

September 22, 2017
Drake University hosted a special luncheon to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2017 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, which encourages and promotes entrepreneurial activity and create greater awareness of the resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa.