Drake University

Drake Housing Costs

How Do Drake's Housing Costs Compare to Other Schools?

Make the best college decision for you by understanding all of your college expenses. Get started by understanding just how much you'll be paying a year for food, housing, books and more.

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Drake Room and Board Expenses Drake offers students both housing and dining options. The on-campus housing cost for any standard student was $6,160 in 2021, and the cost of a standard dining plan was $5,128.

The following table outlines expected prices at Drake University both for living on campus or off campus, dining plans and other charges.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $11,288 $11,288
— Housing       $6,160
— Meals       $5,128
Other Living Expenses $3,825 $3,825
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,100
Total $16,213 $16,213

Planning on Spending 4 Years On Campus? Estimated Cost is $68,069

On-campus housing and dining at Drake have changed about 2.4% per year these past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming first year students in 2022 can expect to be charged roughly $16,527 for housing and dining expenses according to current trends. By their last year an undergraduate would spend roughly $16,849 for a two-year degree, and $17,514 for a bachelor's degree.

The entire degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the total will come to somewhere around $68,069 for four years or $33,377 for two years.


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More Details on Living and Dining On Campus

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Drake does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like Drake that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at Drake.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 1,758
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan 21

Campus Costs are Average Compared to Other Schools

Students who live on campus at Drake University will pay as much as $16,213 for living expenses. This price is not far from the national average of $15,282.


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