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Drake University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1881
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,255
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $128,768,203
Admissions Address

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

Website

http://www.drake.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@drake.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Laura Linn
Admissions office telephone: (515) 271-3181
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 0 4
Mathematics 0 3
Science 0 2
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 0 4
History 0 0
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 0 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 80%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 80%
Total applicants: 4,049
Total acceptances: 3,256
Total freshman enrollment: 781
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,469
Male acceptances: 1,174
Male freshman enrollment: 311
 
Female applicants: 2,580
Female acceptances: 2,082
Female freshman enrollment: 470
Out-of-state freshmen: 67%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 68%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 79%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 22%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 650
Math: 540 – 660
Combined: 1060 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 11.0% 13.0%
600-699 32.0% 35.0%
500-599 40.0% 41.0%
400-499 15.0% 10.0%
300-399 2.0% 1.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 93%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 24 – 30
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.0% 33.0% 11.0%
24-29 56.0% 44.0% 56.0%
18-23 27.0% 21.0% 32.0%
12-17 N/A 2.0% 1.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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