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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 5,000 students, including 3,338 full-time undergraduate students from 40 states and 42 countries.

Drake University Undergraduate Characteristics
Students Entering Fall 2016

Entering First-Year Transfer
767 entering first-year students 109 entering full-time transfer students
59% female and 41% male 53% female and 47% male
15% minority 10% minority
3.4% international 30% international
From 33 states and 9 countries From 8 states and 6 countries


First-Year Student Academic Profile

68% graduated in the top 25% of their class
95% graduated in the top 50% of their class
Average GPA (on a 4.0 scale) — 3.67
ACT: Median Score—27.4; mid-50% range—24–30
SAT: Median Score—1192; mid-50% range—1080–1330


Distribution by College and School

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Arts and Sciences 50% 35%
Business and Public Administration 24% 41%
Pharmacy and Health Sciences 18% 6%
Journalism and Mass Communication 5% 8%
Education 3% 9%

Admission Calendar and Events

Tour Drake...

Monday-Friday - Individual Visits

Oct. 19 - Campus Preview Half-Day

Oct.20- Campus Preview Half-Day

Nov. 9 - Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day

Nov. 9 - Business Blue Chip Corporate Challenge

Nov. 10 - Music Audition Day

Nov. 13 - Campus Preview Day

 ...Drake on Tour


Oct.29 -Drake on the Road: Saint Louis