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we are drake Bulldogs Opportunity Knocks at Drake University Drake University is a national, coeducational, independent and private university founded in 1881. The University is comprised of six colleges and schools that offer more than 70 majors. The College of Arts and Sciences offers numerous undergraduate majors in its four divisions and supports the programs of the other colleges and schools. The College of Business and Public Administration, School of Education, School of Journalism and Mass Communication support extensive undergraduate and graduate programming. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Education, and Law School provide professional doctorates. More than 3,000 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 56 countries attend Drake University. Total enrollment with parttime, law and graduate students is more than 5,600. The University’s student/faculty ratio of 15:1 offers a high-quality, personalized experience with ample opportunity for personal interaction. Nearly all Drake graduates (92 percent in 2008) find career employment or enter graduate school within six months after receiving their degrees. Nearly 80 percent of Drake students graduate having had one or more internships. Approximately 98 percent of Drake full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid, including both merit- and need-based assistance. Drake awards more than 5,000 scholarships each year and more than $65 million in financial assistance is provided to Drake undergraduate students. For the ninth consecutive year, Drake University is listed in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category for Midwest master’s universities in the annual college rankings published by U.S.News & World Report magazine. Drake ranked fifth in the overall rankings of 141 Midwest universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, and maintained its No. 2 position in reputation for academic quality (peer assessment). Community Drake combines the benefits of a safe and friendly “small town” campus with the advantages of a capital city. The Des Moines metro area, with a population of more than 500,000, offers a variety of easily accessible cultural, entertainment and career-building experiences. The capital city of Iowa and a center for insurance, government, publishing, business and more, Des Moines is a great place to land internships or start a career, enjoy modern art or classic architecture, experience metropolitan amenities or explore scenic bicycle trails. The city’s diverse offerings include the antiques shops and one-ofa-kind boutiques of historic Valley Junction; downtown’s lively East Village and Court Avenue districts; a zoo, science center and art museum; and the annual Des Moines Arts Festival, which is ranked among the top fine arts festivals in the country. Drake President David Maxwell David Maxwell, Ph.D., who has been president of Drake University since May of 1999, has extensive experience in higher education, institutional strategic planning, curriculum planning and international education. An active and widely published scholar on Russian literature, Dr. Maxwell was director of the National Foreign Language Center in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1999, after serving as president of Whitman College from 1989 to 1993. He was a faculty member and dean of undergraduate studies at Tufts University prior to joining Whitman. Dr. Maxwell earned his bachelor’s degree in Russian area studies from Grinnell College in 1966. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in Slavic languages and literatures from Brown University. President Maxwell serves on the Community Board of the Wells Fargo Bank, Iowa/Nebraska and is a member of the Greater Des Moines Committee. He is a past member of the board 2 Old Main is the main administration building on the Drake University campus. About Drake University Enrollment: 5,668 3,202 full-time undergraduates 2,176 graduate students • 150-acre campus within 10 minutes of Downtown Des Moines • Blend of modern and historical buildings designed by national and world-recognized architects • Student–Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1 • More than 160 student organizations and activities But don’t just take our word for it. In its July 2008 issue, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Des Moines one of the top ten best cities in the country to live, work and play. of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, past president of the Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative, past chair of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and of the Missouri Valley Conference. Nationally, Dr. Maxwell is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business/Higher Education Forum, the Board of Trustees of the Council on Economic Development and the editorial board of Peer Review. He also is an education associate of the Conference Board. . David Maxwell GODRAKEBULLDOGS.COM | GODRAKEBULLDOGS.COM | GODRAKEBULLDOGS.COM | GODRAKEBULLDOGS.CO

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