Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Drake University (Des Moines, IA)

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Drake University is ranked 39 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 128 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 10%
Applicants who took ACT 96%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69933%
600+46%

SAT Math Score

700+18%
600-69942%
600+60%

ACT Score

30-3625%
24-2956%
24+81%

Students applied6,514
Students admitted4,356
Admission rate67%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate68%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$35,060
Fees$146
Room and board$9,850
Estimated book expense$1,100
Total cost$46,156

Cost after need-based aid$28,386
Cost after non-need-based aid$32,642

Average debt at graduation$30,742

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$17,770
Average non-need-based aid$13,514

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,338

Full-Time

Men1,362
Women1,805

Part-Time

Men92
Women79

Freshmen retained88%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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