A university education is a life-changing journey. At Drake you will find an abundance of options and opportunities, all designed to make sure that journey is a great one. What’s more, the path you follow here will be unique—a combination of experiences designed to suit your individual strengths, interests, and goals.
Your future is yours to create. Here are a few suggestions for getting started:
Choose from more than 70 programs of study that span the Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education, Journalism and Mass Communication, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Strengthen your preparation with a double major, a minor, or a concentration. Even design your own major.
Prepare for life in a world that keeps getting smaller through extensive study abroad options, excellent world languages programs, and opportunities available through our innovative center, The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship.
Put your ideas into action in many ways, including
Get to know Drake’s outstanding faculty. With small classes, no teaching assistants, and professors who are passionate about your education, conditions are perfect to find a mentor, guide, and friend. Drake’s faculty members make your learning experience their top priority, creating opportunities for you to excel and supporting you in your academic and personal growth.
Take a January Experience course on Dickens in London or Robot Programming and Control Theory. Pursue fascinating topics through the Honors Program. And, in your senior year, pick a topic that interests you and pursue it in depth through the Senior Capstone.
Why wait to see what your chosen field is all about? Sign up for courses in your major as a first-year student. Whether you are interested in pharmacy, physics, marketing, or education, this is your chance to dive in, start learning, and make sure it’s the right field for you.
The best part of any of the opportunities you will find here—in class and outside the classroom—is the chance for you to grow as an individual and as part of a close community. At Drake, we care about academic success and about ethics, leadership, and citizenship. We want to help you on your journey to a meaningful and fulfilling life.
June, July, August: The Office of Admission is open for individual campus visits and tours Monday-Friday.
June -The application for Fall 2013 transfer admission will be accepted through the end of the month. Applications submitted after July 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
July 4-5- Drake closed for Independence Day
August 1 - application opens for Fall 2014 admission
August 5-9- Iowa Private College Week
August 21 - First Year Student move-in day
August 26 - First day of fall semester