Drake Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Drake Disability Services.
Drake for the Military
While not a "service academy", Drake does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Drake for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Drake University
Drake offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Drake University
Drake has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,848 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,731 (95.9%). Part-time attendance was 117 (4.1%).
Drake University is Ranked #551 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Drake receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Drake #551 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Drake University Competes in the NCAA
Drake has a total of 475 student athletes, 259 men and 216 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$12,964,153|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$12,964,153|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Drake University Athletics