Drake University

Des Moines, IA
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Drake University Review

Des Moines, IA, 2507 University Avenue
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A
Activities and Groups B+
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Drake University is a medium sized, private, four-year university enrolling 4,991 students and offering 90 degrees in Des Moines, IA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Drake University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
377 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
32
26
Accounting and Business/management
1
Accounting and Finance
9
Accounting and Related Services
43
Advertising
18
Business Administration and Management
39
58
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
6
0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
4
Economics
11
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
6
0
Finance
42
Finance and Financial Management Services
6
International Business
15
Marketing/marketing Management
61
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
323 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
19
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
4
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
41
Curriculum and Instruction
49
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
0
Education/teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
0
Education/teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
2
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
0
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
22
23
8
Elementary Education and Teaching
24
16
English Language and Literature
27
Liberal Arts
2
Mathematics Teacher Education
1
Music Teacher Education
8
Rhetoric and Composition
9
Secondary Education and Teaching
20
31
Special Education and Teaching
0
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
16
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
205 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
2
Ethics
0
History
21
International Relations and Affairs
13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
0
Philosophy
7
Political Science
23
Psychology
53
Public Administration
0
61
Religion/religious Studies
2
Sociology
23
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Legal and Law
154 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Intellectual Property Law
1
Law
116
Legal Professions and Studies
31
0
Legal Studies
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
143 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
48
Astronomy
1
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
26
Biology
30
Chemistry
7
Mathematics
18
Neuroscience
11
Physics
2
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
129 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Pharmacy
95
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
34
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Art and Design
70 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commercial and Advertising Art
0
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
4
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
7
Drawing
5
Graphic Design
20
Music
9
Music Performance
8
Painting
2
Sculpture
0
Voice and Opera
0
Writing
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
62 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
3
Communication and Media Studies
9
Journalism
20
Public Relations/image Management
23
Radio and Television
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
46 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
22
Management Information Systems
24
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Engineering
14 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Environmental Science
9
Environmental Studies
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
pharmD, Class of 1994

resume/cv builder, interview skills

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2005

Professors who work in the field with various contacts

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1973

internships, athletic events, magazines and newsletters, a seemingly endless variety of things that aren't of much interest to me.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics/Political Science, Class of 1993

They have on-campus job fairs with employers attending from all over the Midwest and further looking for qualified grads.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education , Class of 2001

Early opportunities to be in the classroom.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Biology, Class of 1994

there was a career center but I didn't use it

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 1988

Top notch professors, facilities, and curriculum.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2005

Des Moines is a great city with a lot of opportunity.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2005

Typical liberal arts, a mix of intellectuals, athletes. Ambitious students

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1973

Upper middle class, 1/3 from Iowa, 1/3 from the Chicago area, 1/3 from around the country and the world. I had a roommate from Thailand.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics/Political Science, Class of 1993

Diverse, happy, exciting, marketplace of ideas

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education , Class of 2001

It is a small campus with a diverse student population

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Biology, Class of 1994

heavily into the greek system.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 1988

Laid back but professionally educated.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2005

A little bit of something for everyone.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 2002

The education building labs and facilities were good. I can't speak for the others. There weren't really options when it came to dining halls.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics/Political Science, Class of 1993

Up to date with the latest technology; small classes that enable much one-on-one interaction with our professors

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education , Class of 2001

They are nice and several improvements have been made since I graduated.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Biology, Class of 1994

every student received their own MacIntosh computer which was pretty good for the early '90s

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2005

It's been so long since I graduated that my answer to this question is likely no longer relevant.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Pharmacy , Class of 2000

At the time quite nice but have since improved

Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 10 Reviews
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 1973

I couldn't tell you the current ones. I know the variety is endlss.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary education , Class of 2001

Street painting and the drake relays.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism, Class of 2005

It's been so long since I graduated that my answer to this question is likely no longer relevant.

Rated January 2016
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