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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 4,900 students, including 2,955 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 42 countries. 

Drake University Undergraduate Characteristics
Students Entering Fall 2017

Entering First-Year Transfer
758 entering first-year students 89 entering full-time transfer students
58% female and 42% male 56% female and 44% male
21.5% minority 37% minority
2% international 10% international
From 33 states and 12 countries From 13 states and 7 countries


First-Year Student Academic Profile

66% graduated in the top 25% of their class
94% graduated in the top 50% of their class
Average GPA (on a 4.0 scale) — 3.63
ACT: Median Score—26.4; mid-50% range—24–30
SAT: Median Score—1230; mid-50% range—1150–1330


Distribution by College and School

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Arts and Sciences 47% 45%
Business and Public Administration 26% 26%
Pharmacy and Health Sciences 18% 2%
Journalism and Mass Communication 7% 4%
Education 2% 22%

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2018.

Now -Already admitted? Enroll for Fall 2018

Select Dates in July & August - Bulldog Days of Summer

August 1 - Apply for Fall or Spring 2019

August 7 - On-site Transfer Admission Event