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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 4,904 students, including 3,098 undergraduate students from 47 states and 39 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 2019

July 22- Bulldog Days of Summer visit program

July 29- Bulldog Days of Summer visit program

August 1 - Application opens for Fall and Spring 2020

August 5- Bulldog Days of Summer visit program

August 9- Bulldog Days of Summer visit program