Drake University Reviews

3.65 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
  • Des Moines (IA)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,396
88% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Leah De Hoet - 6/29/2017
Degree: International Business
Graduation Year: 2001
"Drake is a private, liberal arts college, located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital. A degree from Drake will be considered highly in most career fields. I appreciated the high standards that every professor set for him/herself and for students. I also appreciated the wide variety of student organizations on campus that allowed me to collaborate with fellow students. I would especially recommend Drake's pharmacy, law, and actuarial science programs. Drake is one of the few colleges to offer an actuarial science degree. As an incoming freshman, I was interested in receiving such a degree due to the caliber of the program and professors."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Megan Streit - 3/7/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"My time at Drake far exceeded my expectations. Yes, everyone assumes college will be great but I was pleasantly surprised by how much true community there was at Drake. All my professors knew me and many of them have become my professional colleagues now that I'm continuing my studies and a few are even personal friends. The financial aid is great, J-term and study abroad opportunities are abundant, and you can definitely find a niche. Not great athletics but that's what tv is for."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Brett Wright - 2/4/2017
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2010
"Drake University is a private, liberal arts, four year university. Known as "the Harvard of the Midwest," be prepared to put in more work than your friends at public universities. However, you will receive a top notch education and a degree from a prestigious school. My one complaint is that I wish there was more diversity, however the diverse students on campus form very close knit groups to support each other."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/3/2017
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2014
"Great school. The campus is neatly contained for easy travel to classes. Really helpful professors and good reputation in pharmacy. Is expensive to go to especially if you have a major that won't pay well after graduation."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tori Carter - 7/15/2016
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015
"I enjoyed the smaller class size as I was able to get to know others in my classes as well as my professors. I felt as if I could ask any questions or ask for advice at any time. Drake provided a wide range of student activities and traditions. I would like future Drake students to encourage others around them to attend school events (Drake Relays, sports events, comedians, relay for life, events put on by organizations) as they are great ways to network with other students and add to your college experience. The Drake community encourages all students to become leaders in different ways. If you have an idea, try it! I know that Drake has been moving toward an overall safer campus, and I would encourage them to continue this by ensuring ALL students feel safe on or off campus."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 11/3/2015
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2013
"I received a fantastic education at Drake. The professors are incredibly dedicated and classes challenge you to expand your horizons. If you're willing to put in the time and work you will reap lifelong benefits."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/10/2015
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2005
"Drake has a fantastic journalism school but during the time I was there it was very clear the administration was not committed to maintaining it."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2015
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2011
"I really enjoyed going to Drake. They challenge you and help you become independent while helping you succeed and learn. Professors care about you and want to see you succeed as an individual. Great atmosphere and many opportunities."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/13/2015
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2013
"Drake is a great school on so many levels--devoted staff, personal support, small class sizes, and tons of student resources. There's a great sense of community and school pride, and unique traditions like the Relays and street painting bring people together."