SUCCESS Scored in top percentile for high quality and effective learning experiences by the National Study of Student Engagement, a survey in which students rate their academic experience. Ranked as a “best value” in higher education by both U.S.News & World Report and Barron’s Best Buys in College Education.
Ranked as a “best value” for academic quality and affordability by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Consistently ranked among the top Midwestern colleges and universities by U.S.News & World Report.
STIMULATING AND RELEVANT CLASSES FUELING DESIRES: Restore prairie grasses
the process, you will equip yourself
for biology class. Design a business plan
to succeed in your own way in a fast-
for a local restaurant. Study renaissance
art in Italy. Drake’s diverse academic opportunities will engage, change and
LEARN FROM THE BEST: More than 95
challenge your mind in an active and
percent of Drake’s faculty hold the highest
supportive environment — and they won’t
degrees in their field. And they — not
confine you to the classroom. You will
teaching assistants — are the ones who
will teach and inspire you. You’ll be guided
practicing it on campus and in the real
by professors who hand out their home
world. You will learn and work with other
telephone numbers on the first day of
students and faculty in a variety of
class. They will interact with you inside
settings, from small classes and laborato-
and outside of the classroom. They’ll be
ries to e-mail discussions and seminars in
there to support you — not only during
You will get your hands dirty, your
and mentors who will celebrate your achievements long after the ink is dry on
opportunities. You will learn by doing. In
– PHARMACY MAJOR TODD THUC PHAM
assumptions challenged and your mind to
The faculty has truly challenged me to go beyond the classroom and the coursework. Instead of memorizing the material, I have had to apply it. They also have challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and to do things that I never thought I would have done.
DRAKE’S FACULTY MEMBERS WORK HARD TO INVOLVE THEMSELVES WITH STUDENTS ON A PERSONAL LEVEL — BOTH IN THE CLASSROOM AS TEACHERS AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AS MENTORS.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE Drake lets you change, combine or create your own majors.
Interdisciplinary concentrations are available in American studies, human resource management, information technology, Latin American studies, multicultural studies, quantitative economics and women’s studies. Individualized majors and minors: Students whose educational goals lie outside the programs offered may seek faculty approval to pursue a combination of existing courses as an individualized major or minor. Independent study: Each department in the colleges and schools of Drake University offers the possibility of independent study according to the needs and interests of students. These courses provide an opportunity for directed or independent study and research in selected topics.
The Drake community fosters openness and creativity. From day one
RICHARD GOLFIN III DOUBLE MAJOR: Marketing and Business Management
I have been active with provost, the dean of students and the deans of the different schools. Professors put their students first.
STUDENTS CHOOSE FROM MORE THAN 70 PROGRAMS OF STUDY, DESIGN A PERSONAL ACADEMIC PLAN, COMBINE MAJORS OR CREATE THEIR OWN MAJOR.
top-level faculty, the
HOMETOWN: San Diego INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE: Gilmore & Bell, PC law firm. NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Dean’s List, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. International Scholar, National Honors Society, Golden Pyramid Academic Scholar. CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Theta Chi Fraternity president, Interfraternity Council (IFC) board, council member of the Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute, Coalition of Black Students (CBS) member. DES MOINES' BEST-KEPT SECRET: “The Iowa State Fair! Don’t knock it ’till you try it.” CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “I plan on joining a large corporation and sharpening my skills in a marketing department. Later, I would like to start my own business, or take over my family’s distribution warehouse business.”
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING THE DRAKE CURRICULUM, a general education
Honors classes are small and span several
curriculum required of all undergraduates, gives
disciplines and approaches to learning.
you diverse choices across 10 academic areas of inquiry. In your first year, you will work with your
GLOBAL THINKING: The Drake University Language
faculty advisor to create a rigorous, individualized
Acquisition Program (DULAP) offers a unique
plan to help you achieve your educational and
approach to language studies. Through the
career goals. If you’re undecided on your major,
customized, one-on-one sessions of DULAP’s
the Drake Curriculum will give you a taste of
Directed Independent Language Study (DILS)
different disciplines while helping you fulfill
program, the Language Across the Curriculum
academic requirements. As part of the Drake
(LAC) program and Drake’s study abroad program,
Curriculum, all first-year students choose a First-
students have the opportunity to design their own
Year Seminar. These interactive, interdisciplinary
approach to language acquisition.
courses will immediately engage you in topics
Drake University’s Center for Global Citizenship
such as globalization, genetics, alternative
prepares students for responsible global citizenship,
medicine, poverty, extraterrestrial intelligence,
teaches them to function effectively in different
and race in film and fiction. In most First-Year
cultural contexts and see their own culture from
Seminars, students also live on the same
the perspective of others. Through academic
residence hall floor together.
programming, faculty development, international
The Honors Program is designed for qualified
initiatives and community outreach, the Center
students who seek challenging, discussion-based
ensures that global perspectives and issues are an
courses on interdisciplinary and topical issues as
integral part of the intellectual and cultural expe-
well as learning experiences outside class.
rience of all members of the Drake community.
MAJORS LIBERAL ARTS Anthropology and Sociology Astronomy Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Biology Chemistry Computer Science English Environmental Policy Environmental Science History Individualized Major International Relations Law, Politics and Society Mathematics Mathematics Education (Secondary) Philosophy Physics Physics/Pre-engineering Politics Psychology Religion Rhetoric and Communication Studies Sociology Study of Culture and Society Writing DETAILED INFORMATION for every program of study offered by Drake is located on the Drake Web site: WWW.CHOOSE.DRAKE.EDU
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
CAMMEO MEDICI MAJOR: International Relations
FROM POLITICS TO PRINTMAKING, YOU’LL BE SURROUNDED WITH CHANCES TO BREAK BOUNDARIES IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES TOTAL IMMERSION COURSES: One day you
challenging, multi-dimensional and, to a
might work with other students on a plant
large degree, defined by you. Explore the
genetics problem for a major biotech-
arts, humanities, natural sciences and
nology company. The next you’ll debate
physical sciences. Learn to use technology in
the social justice of communism versus
innovative ways. Share ideas with professors
democracy. You could use a computer to
and students with a wide range of interests
design sets and lighting for a student-
and opinions. Conduct original research
directed play. Or you might engage in
and publish your work. Study abroad for a
service learning while working for a local
semester or a year. Work in internships
with businesses, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, theaters, government and much
DEFINE YOURSELF: Your experiences in the
more — all experiences that will stretch
College of Arts and Sciences will be
your mind and shape your future.
HOMETOWN: Chariton, IA INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE: George Washington Carver intern for the World Food Prize Foundation. During this semester-long internship I had the opportunity to meet and work with former U.S. Ambassadors, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, and prestigious leaders from around the globe. NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Dean’s List two semesters and President’s List two semesters.
DRAKE FACT CAMPUS ACTIVITIES:
North American Ambassador for the International Student Association, Global Ambassador, and member of La Fuerza Latina, Coalition of Black Students and Campus Fellowship.
Pre-professional Interests Pre-dentistry Pre-law Pre-medicine Pre-veterinary medicine Minors or concentrations are available in American studies, anthropology, geography, Latin American studies, primate studies, women’s studies and in most fields which offer majors. FINE ARTS Department of Art and Design BFA and BA in Graphic Design BFA and BA in Studio Art (drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture) BA in Art History Department of Music BA, Music Major Bachelor of Music Applied Music (instrumental, piano or vocal music performance) Elective Studies in Business Bachelor of Music EducationInstrumental or Choral Jazz Studies Concentration Department of Theatre Arts BFA in Theatre (acting, directing or theatre design) Musical Theatre Theatre Education BA in Theatre Arts Minors are available in art, music and theatre.
A huge percentage of the knowledge and experience that I have gained at Drake is largely due to Drake’s smaller and more personal atmosphere.
CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “I would like to serve in the Peace Corps and someday work for a humanitarian aid organization. I would like to own my own business.”
STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO IS 14-TO-1 OVERALL, AND NO CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHING ASSISTANTS. 95 PERCENT OF DRAKE’S PROFESSORS HOLD THE HIGHEST DEGREES IN THEIR FIELDS.
MAJORS Accounting Actuarial Science Economics Entrepreneurial Management Finance General Business Information Systems International Business Management Marketing Concentrations in Insurance; Law & Business Minors in Economics, Marketing, Business Most CBPA students choose more than one major DETAILED INFORMATION for every program of study offered by Drake is located on the Drake Web site: WWW.CHOOSE.DRAKE.EDU
BRITT TEPLY DOUBLE MAJOR: Marketing and Management HOMETOWN: Glencoe, MN
Professors here are interested in your success – not only at Drake but also in internships and other activities – and are very helpful in giving career advice as well as helping students make connections in business.
INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE: Business Banking intern, Wells Fargo; Marketing intern, Principal Financial Group. NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: President’s List every semester; Presidential Scholarship; Principal Financial Group scholarship; EMC Insurance scholarship; Sophomore and Junior of the Year award winner. CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute; First-Year Seminar assistant; Delta Gamma sorority; Panhellenic Council; Drake Marketing Club; Order of Omega; Mortar Board; Beta Gamma Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; student assistant in the CBPA Dean’s Office. LITTLE KNOWN FACT: “I love all outdoor activities, even hunting and fishing.” CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “After graduation I plan to go to law school and specialize in corporate law.”
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEARN THEORIES AND IMMEDIATELY PUT THEM TO WORK BOTH IN CLASS AND IN PAID INTERNSHIPS TOP-NOTCH EXPERIENCE: The College of
College’s distinguished graduates and
Business and Public Administration is
central Iowa business leaders give you
accredited by AACSB International —
more ways to learn about the business
The Association to Advance Collegiate
world. You also will enter the job
Schools of Business, the principal
market long before you graduate.
Professional internship options abound
programs. You’ll learn from renowned
in Des Moines, Iowa’s capital city and
faculty with real-world experience,
a center for business — all preparing
including those who lead professional
you for career success: 100 percent
organizations, advise business entities
of Drake’s College of Business and
and write the top textbooks in their fields. Drake admits first-year students directly into the College of Business and Public Administration, so you’ll be learning from business professionals
DRAKE STUDENTS GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE THROUGH INTERNSHIPS AT LOCALLY HEAD-QUARTERED NATIONAL CORPORATIONS, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND IN STATE GOVERNMENT.
beginning your first day of class.
Public Administration graduates are employed in their chosen field or enter graduate school within six months of graduation. In addition, the college offers master’s degrees in business administration (MBA), public adminis-
DIVERSE OPTIONS: Student organiza-
tration (MPA), accounting (MACC) and
financial management (MFM).
MAJORS Elementary Teacher Education (K-6) Secondary Teacher Education (7-12) Elementary teaching endorsements include: art, early childhood, English/language arts, health, mathematics, reading, history, science, special education (2nd endorsement only), social studies, theatre and communications studies, unified (early childhood with emphasis on special education), and English as a second language (K-12 endorsement). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12).
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AT DRAKE, YOU WILL LEARN CONCEPTS AND METHODS AND GAIN SKILLS CRUCIAL FOR GREAT TEACHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY. READY, SET, TEACH: Drake admits first-year
exceptional education faculty — all of
students directly into the School of
whom have doctoral degrees. They are
nationally known experts in areas ranging
experience both sides of the classroom,
from school administration to distance
spending two hours each week observing
learning to textbook publishing. Through
teachers and classes in a variety of central
Drake’s projects and partnerships with
Iowa schools in urban, suburban and rural
settings. From then on, you will interact
associations, you will gain experience,
constantly with Drake professors, school
mentors and an in-depth understanding
teachers and their students to apply what
of the realities of the profession.
Secondary teaching endorsements include: art, all business, English/language arts, English/rhetoric/theatre (English emphasis), theatre/rhetoric/English (theatre emphasis), journalism, English/speech-theatre/journalism, speech/theatre, reading (2nd endorsement only), economics (second field only),
BRITTANY IWAASA MAJOR: Elementary Education HOMETOWN: Calgary, Alberta, Canada INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE: Working at the extension education office (Drake distance learning) at the School of Education; tutor at the Adult Literacy Center FAVORITE FOOD ON CAMPUS: “The Cheez-Its from the vending machine in the basement of the School of Ed. There’s just enough to fill a hungry tummy on the go!” DRAKE’ S BEST-KEPT SECRET: “The $10 T-shirts at the university bookstore. There are a lot of different colors. And they fit so well.” CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “I want to teach reading, especially to adults. I would love to publish my own music and children’s books one day.”
secondary mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, general science, physical science, all science (5-8, 7-12), world history, American history, American history/American government, all Social Studies, World Languages: Spanish, French, German, special education (Instructional Specialist I), English as a second language (K12). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12). While only one teaching endorsement is required with an elementary or secondary license, two or more endorsements are recommended for maximizing students’ flexibility and variety of placement in their professional careers. Students may combine education credentials and the BSE degree with other majors, minors and concentrations. DETAILED INFORMATION for every program of study offered by Drake is located on the Drake Web site: WWW.CHOOSE.DRAKE.EDU
Since I began classes here at Drake, I have become much more confident in my chosen field. I feel that I can enter the classroom as a teacher and actually know what to do. That feels good!
Faculty advisers help students tailor their degree program to meet their
INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCES: Take courses
professional goals. Many students pursue
unique to Drake using technology in
multiple endorsements — giving them
innovative ways. Learn from Drake’s
more options after graduation.
APPROXIMATELY 98 PERCENT OF DRAKE FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID, INCLUDING BOTH MERIT- AND NEED-BASED ASSISTANCE.
MAJORS Advertising: Creative Advertising: Management Track Electronic Media: Broadcast News Electronic Media: Radio-Television Magazines News/Internet Public Relations Video Documentary Production Concentration DETAILED INFORMATION for every program of study offered by Drake is located on the Drake Web site: WWW.CHOOSE.DRAKE.EDU
My professors have done a great job of placing me in the real world of DRAKE FACT EMMA SARRAN MAJOR: Magazines
AS A STUDENT IN DRAKE’S SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION YOU WILL GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE BEGINNING YOUR FIRST SEMESTER. WITH SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS
STUDENTS USE THE SCHOOL’S TOP-NOTCH
COMMUNICATION’S HANDS-ON COURSES and
FACILITIES to produce award-winning
magazines, the campus newspaper, and
graduate with far more experience and
professional polish than your peers from
campaigns for real clients. A cable TV
other universities. At the same time, you
channel, remote production truck and
will gain a strong foundation in the arts
digital editing equipment make students
and sciences. The School’s exceptional,
producers and directors. Drake admits
accessible faculty have all worked in their
first-year students directly into the School
professional fields and also hold strong
of Journalism and Mass Communication,
educational credentials. They will teach
so you’ll be able to get involved as soon
and guide you in class, on projects and
as you get to campus. Internships in print
when you’re seeking internships and
publishing, public relations and more are
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Freshman of the Year Award, Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute graduate, President’s List and Dean’s List. CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Editor-in-Chief, Drake Magazine and Drake Mag Online; Editor, Drake Magazine; member of Drake Hillel, La Fuerza Latina and Drake Chorale. DES MOINES’ BEST-KEPT SECRET: “Water Works Park. There are tons of winding paths you can drive down and explore.” CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “I want to be an editor of a magazine – preferably a women’s magazine, travel magazine, fitness magazine or entertainment magazine.”
we created an entire magazine, from the business plan, to a budget and prototype. It was one of the most challenging classes I’ve taken, but I know when I graduate I will be ahead of the game.
plentiful in Des Moines, Iowa’s capital and largest city.
SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION choose
HOMETOWN: Park Ridge, IL INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE: Apprentice, Country Home magazine; intern, Lexicon Consulting; freelance intern, Meredith Corp.
journalism. In one class
DRAKE’S INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH MEANS YOU LEARN IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF DRAKE STUDENTS HAVE HAD AT LEAST ONE INTERNSHIP BY THE TIME THEY GRADUATE.
MAJORS Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Health Sciences PharmD and MBA Degree PharmD and MPA Degree PharmD and Law Degree
DETAILED INFORMATION for every program of study offered by Drake is located on the Drake Web site: WWW.CHOOSE.DRAKE.EDU
SETH HOUSMAN MAJOR: Pharmacy
The faculty have helped me grow as an individual. I never thought I’d be reading and writing poetry. I’ve been able to accomplish more things and the faculty have pushed me to create a niche within Drake and the profession of pharmacy for myself.
HOMETOWN: Burlington, IA INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE: Professional pharmacy intern, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, IA; pharmacy intern, Hy-Vee Pharmacy, West Des Moines, IA. NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Sophomore of the Year nominee; Pledge of the Year, Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy fraternity; treasurer for Phi Delta Chi DRxUGS OFF-CAMPUS INTERESTS: Blank Children’s Hospital volunteer, Salvation Army Canteen volunteer, Breakfast Club volunteer, Iowa Pharmacy Association member, Ruby Van Meter School volunteer. CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “I know I love helping people. With my sights on a PharmD/MPA joint degree, I’ve given thought to government jobs, non-profit organizations or hospital administration.”
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY & HEALTH SCIENCES DRAKE’S PHARMACY PROGRAM IS ONE OF
UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES: Once admitted
100 ACCREDITED PHARMACY PROGRAMS
into the College of Pharmacy and Health
nationwide and is one of the few schools
Sciences, you’ll begin experiencing the
to admit first-year students directly into
real world early on. You can work with
the College. And with the Drake PharmD
Drake’s top-notch pharmacy and health
Difference, students are guaranteed
activities, original research projects or
program. Since 1984, 100 percent of all Drake pharmacy graduates have found
DRAKE STUDENTS ENCOUNTER ACADEMIC CHALLENGES AND SUCCESS WHILE DESIGNING INDIVIDUAL CURRICULUM PLANS THAT MEET NEEDS AND FULFILL PERSONAL INTERESTS.
administrative leadership endeavors. Drake
professional employment or entered
diabetes and other areas that allow you to
graduate school or residencies within six
make an impact on prominent health
months of receiving their Drake degrees.
issues. In the final year of the PharmD
Drake’s health sciences program
program, you will be honing your skills
prepares students for a wide-range of
and knowledge in practice settings across
health care related positions through
tracks in the clinical and applied
opportunities in countries such as
sciences, health services management
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and
and pharmaceutical sciences.
France, among others.
RAH-RAH-RELAYS Ask any Drake student, and he or she will tell you the greatest week of the year on campus is Relays Week. More than 20,000 spectators, 220 college and university teams, and world-class athletes such as Michael Johnson, Gwen Torrence, Amy Acuff, Alan Webb and Carl Lewis congregate on campus for the sporting event known as America’s Athletic Classic. Launched in 1910, the Drake Relays is one of the top track and field meets in the world. And you don’t need to be a runner to participate in any number of Relays Week events including live music, the Relays carnival, a mud volleyball tournament and the campus-wide street painting competition.
TODD THUC PHAM MAJOR: Pharmacy
GET THE TICKET: Whether you crave conversation and
organization that you can relate to, you can always start
cappuccino or live comedy and craziness, Drake and
one on your own. So push boundaries and develop some
Des Moines can fill your order. On campus you can
leadership skills and establish lifelong friendships
check out an acclaimed artist’s exhibition at the
while you’re at it.
Anderson Gallery, challenge your roommate to a game of racquetball at the Bell Center or sit in on a lecture
RECREATION & INTRAMURAL: Drake has more than 20
by one of the dozens of stimulating national speakers
intramural and club sports that are open to all students.
who visit campus each year. And most concerts,
Sports clubs include men’s and women’s tennis, men’s
speakers, athletic events and other campus events are
and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Drake
free to students with a Drake student ID.
facilities include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts, an indoor track, weight
LEAD THE WAY: Drake is large enough to offer a wide
rooms and a swimming pool.
variety of campus activities, yet small enough that you can actually take advantage of the variety. You can
DRAKE COMPETES AT THE NCAA DIVISION I LEVEL as a
choose to participate in more than 160 clubs and
member of the Missouri Valley Conference and the
social organizations, most open to first-year students,
Pioneer Football League. Men’s intercollegiate teams
ranging from student government to professional
include football, basketball, soccer, cross country, track
societies to intramural sports. Whether you want to
and field, golf and tennis; women’s teams compete in
lend your talents to the Drake student newspaper or
basketball, crew, cross country, golf, soccer, track and
help build houses for the homeless, Drake has an
field, volleyball, tennis and softball. All Drake athletic
organization for you. And if you don’t find an
events and recreational programs are free to students.
HOMETOWN: Des Moines, IA
RUN FOR STUDENT SENATE. SING IN A DRAKE CHOIR. JOIN A YOGA CLASS. BECOME PRESIDENT OF A SORORITY OR FRATERNITY. VOLUNTEER AT THE LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER. RUN IN THE WORLD-FAMOUS DRAKE RELAYS.
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute graduate; co-founded the Vietnamese American Student Association (VASA); Award for public service from Youth Working for Positive Change, the Iowa National Bar Association and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa; Alpha Delta Lambda Honor Society; President’s List; AP Scholar with Honors; Presidential Scholarship; Trustee Scholarship CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Web master of VASA; Chemistry Club member. OFF-CAMPUS INTERESTS: Reading, surfing the Web, hanging out with friends, listening to music, mixing music, watching TV, playing sports and singing karaoke. CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “After pharmacy school, I plan on going to medical school to pursue my dream of becoming a physician.”
Drake has provided priceless knowledge and countless opportunities for me to learn and experience things that have helped me grow into a wellrounded individual. The friendly and encouraging atmosphere has helped me open my eyes to those other opportunities.
DRAKE HAS MORE THAN 160 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM, 20 INTRAMURAL SPORTS AND NUMEROUS RECREATIONAL FACILITIES TO KEEP YOU ACTIVE.
GO GREEK Joining a fraternity or sorority gives you another way to get involved on campus. At Drake, just under 30 percent of the students are involved in the University’s 14 national fraternities and sororities. These organizations also include four historically African-American fraternities and sororities. The Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and individual chapters sponsor numerous educational programs throughout the year on issues ranging from responsible use of alcohol to prevention of date rape. Drake Greeks also participate extensively in intramural sports and volunteer for a variety of organizations in the community.
LIVING ON CAMPUS
Christine Chinhema MAJOR: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
HOMETOWN: Marondera, Zimbabwe, Africa INTERNSHIPS/WORK EXPERIENCE: Organic chemistry research assistant; state hospital emergency room assistant. NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Dean’s List; Presidential Scholarship recipient; biochemistry, cell and molecular biology mentor; Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute graduate. CAMPUS ACTIVITIES: Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, residence hall assistant, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Chemistry Club. DRAKE’S BEST-KEPT SECRET: “The diversity that international and American students who attend Drake bring. They enable students to see from a global perspective and create opportunities for fun social interactions.” CAREER ASPIRATIONS: “Go to medical school and eventually become a pediatrician.”
Drake has truly helped me find who I am. Not just in terms of my career interests, but also my social preferences. Through involvement in various organizations, both professional and social, I have been challenged to evaluate and establish my values.
FOOD & SHELTER: Most first-year students live in
YOUR SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY OF DRAKE
the residence halls so you’ll always be surrounded
UNIVERSITY. Drake’s campus crime rate is one of
by a network of new faces and friends. All of
the lowest in the nation. Drake Campus Security
Drake’s residence halls have been renovated
officers are on duty around the clock, and
within the past five years and are air conditioned.
security phones are located across campus. In
Drake’s largest residence hall has three-room suites
the evenings, you can hop on Drake’s free and
and is available to sophomores, juniors and seniors.
convenient transportation service that shuttles
The Drake Residence Hall Association also sponsors
students to many locations on and around
dozens of floor and hall events and activities to
campus. In addition, front desk receptionists are
get you out of your room and having fun.
on duty in every residence hall 24 hours a day.
Whether you crave stir fry or curly fries, you’ll
Hall doors are locked at 11 p.m.; after that time,
be well served by Drake’s Dining Services. Drake
all individuals must present a Drake student ID
offers a multitude of high-quality food options
across campus including an “all-you-choose-to-
When chicken soup and cough syrup don’t cut
eat” buffet, a pizza and sub shop for students on
it, you can find relief at the American Republic
the go and those who want to eat late evening, as
Student Health Center. Services include health
well as a java jolt from two campus Starbucks
screenings, immunizations, outpatient care for
locations. Drake offers various flexible meal
illness and injuries, annual physicals, contraceptive
plans, letting you control how and when you
counseling as well as individual, couple, group
spend your food dollars. Dining Services works
and family counseling sessions.
with students to meet their dining preferences based on their health needs, religious practices and other conditions when possible.
STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE TO STUDY ABROAD IN MORE THAN 60 COUNTRIES FOR AS LITTLE AS THREE WEEKS TO AS LONG AS A YEAR. MANY EVEN GET BUSINESS OR GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIPS.
NEIGHBORHOOD TIES Drake’s 150-acre campus is nestled in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Des Moines. Just 10 minutes from downtown and minutes from the Interstate, the Drake neighborhood is an eclectic mix of shops, services and beautiful turn-of-the-century homes, some located on the National Historic Register. There are coffeehouses, local and chain restaurants, an art-house movie theatre, grocery stores, drug stores and specialty shops — all within walking distance of campus.
CITY LIFE. THE URBAN ADVANTAGE
2 THEME PARKS (Adventureland and White Water University). 6 DES MOINES SPORTS TEAMS (Iowa Barnstormers football; Iowa Cubs baseball; Des Moines Buccaneers and Iowa Stars ice hockey; Iowa Energy basketball and Des Moines Menace soccer). 5 SHOPPING MALLS.
DRAKE’S LOCATION IN DES MOINES, IOWA’S CAPITAL CITY AND CULTURAL CENTER, MEANS PLENTY OF CAREER CONNECTIONS AND LEISURE TIME DISTRACTIONS. CAREER CONNECTIONS: Our location in the
to have lots of resources and opportunities,
political and business hub of Iowa, coupled
but small enough to be personal and
with the University’s reputation in the
accessible. From bike trails and botanical
community, makes Drake a resource that area
gardens to coffeehouses and consignment
employers rely on when filling internships
shops, whatever your pastime pleasure,
and jobs. Drake faculty students have built
Des Moines can fill the order. And Des
strong and lasting relationships with area
Moines will welcome your ideas, abilities
businesses. Local business leaders and
and energy, whether you’re looking for a
governmental agencies play an active role in
place of worship, a mall to shop, a theatre
the Drake educational experience by visiting
company to perform with, or community
campus as guest lecturers, involving them-
garden to tend. The city’s diverse offerings
selves in experiential learning exercises
include the antique shops and one-of-a-
and becoming mentors to students. These
kind boutiques of historic Valley Junction;
opportunities and Des Moines’ welcoming
downtown’s lively East Village and Court
environment are why more than 17,600
Avenue districts; a zoo, science center and
Drake alumni chose to live and work in Des
art museum and the annual Des Moines
Moines after graduation. In fact, Des Moines
Art Festival, which is ranked among the
ranked as the fourth “Best Place for Business
top fine art festivals in the country.
and Careers” in 2008 by Forbes magazine.
23 RADIO STATIONS. 20+ PUBLIC GOLF COURSES.
DES MOINES IS A LOT LIKE DRAKE: big enough
28 DAILY OR WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS.
30+ DOWNTOWN CITY BLOCKS connected by 4 miles of skywalks. 22 AVERAGE INCHES OF SNOW per year. 66 INSURANCE COMPANIES headquartered in Des Moines. 85 PUBLIC PARKS in the Des Moines area. 300+ MILES OF BIKE TRAILS in Central Iowa. 300 PLACES OF WORSHIP; 79 denominations. 1,000+ ANIMALS in Blank Park Zoo’s 22 acres. 5,000+ WORKS BY MORE THAN 1,600 ARTISTS, including Picasso and Edward Hopper, in the Des Moines Art Center’s permanent collection. 6,000 ACRES FOR FISHING, BOATING, WATERSKIING AND SAILING on Saylorville Lake, a short drive north of Drake’s campus.
Drake’s location in the political and business hub of Iowa, coupled with the University’s reputation in the community, makes Drake a resource that area employers rely on when filling internships and jobs. – TOM DELAHUNT,
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMISSION & FINANCIAL AID
DRAKE’S 3,200+ FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FROM 47 STATES AND 54 COUNTRIES FIND IT EASY TO MIX AND MINGLE WITH THE 500,000 CITIZENS IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA.
EARLY ESTIMATE You can get an early estimate of your financial aid eligibility before Service. To receive an Early Estimate Application, call Drake’s
DRAKE UNIVERSITY FACTS
Office of Student Financial Planning at 1-515-271-2905 or visit
WHAT WE ARE
your FAFSA is filed with Drake’s Financial Aid Early Estimate
Drake is a national, coeducational, independent and private university founded in 1881.
Drake’s Web site WWW.CHOOSE.DRAKE.EDU. This service is not available to international students.
OUR MANY DIMENSIONS College of Arts and Sciences College of Business and Public Administration College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Law School School of Education School of Journalism and Mass Communication
THE ADMISSION PROCESS EXPLORING IS THE KEY TO DISCOVERY, AND THERE’S NO BETTER WAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DRAKE THAN BY EXPERIENCING THE CAMPUS FIRSTHAND. FIRST, GET HERE: Prospective first-year and transfer students are invited to attend one of Drake’s Preview Programs or schedule an individual visit. Either way, you’ll be able to tour Drake’s 150acre campus and check out Drake’s residence halls, classes and other facilities. Visiting campus allows you the time to find out about Drake’s academic programs and have your questions answered by faculty, current students, admission staff and financial aid counselors. Bring your family, too — they’re welcome to experience Drake right along with you. NEXT, GET IN: When you apply for admission to Drake, you take the first step in maximizing your learning opportunities, experiencing the world and achieving your goals. You also can be considered for a variety of scholarships and financial aid. While admission to Drake
is selective, the Admission Committee considers the full record of each candidate for admission. Drake prefers students with varied talents and interests, so there is no single, inflexible set of admission standards applied to all candidates. INVESTING IN SUCCESS: When you choose a Drake education, you are investing to succeed. Drake is committed to creating a results-driven education that is affordable. Approximately 98 percent of Drake students receive financial aid. Drake offers a variety of scholarships, grants, loans and work programs based on financial need and on academic merit. And you don’t have to be the top student at your high school to qualify. Drake works individually with students and their families to help them plan for and manage their investment in a Drake education.
REWARDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Drake recognizes and rewards students’ academic achievement by offering several scholarships and awards on the basis of academic merit and talent in fine arts or athletics. If you also qualify for any need-based assistance, these awards become part of your total financial aid package. TAKE A LOOK AT DRAKE by arranging a campus visit. The Office of Admission is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year-round. Campus visits are also available on selected Saturdays in the fall and spring. Schedule a visit online or call Drake’s toll-free number. Visitors are encouraged to call two weeks in advance to schedule appointments.
Accounting Actuarial Science Advertising (Creative Track) Advertising (Management Track) American Studies Concentration Anthropology and Sociology Anthropology Concentration Applied Music (instrumental, piano or vocal music performance) Art History (BA) Arts & Sciences (with major)/Law Degree 3+3 (BA) Astronomy Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Biology Business (with major)/Law Degree 3+3 (BA) Chemistry Computer Science Drawing (BFA and BA in Studio Art) Economics Electronic Media (Broadcast News) Electronic Media (Radio-Television) Elementary Teacher Education (K-6)* English Entrepreneurial Management Environmental Policy Environmental Science Finance Geography Concentration General Business Graphic Design (BFA and BA) Health Sciences History Human Resources Management Concentration Individualized Major Information Technology Insurance Concentration International Business International Relations
Journalism (with major)/Law Degree 3+3 (BA) Latin American Studies Concentration Law & Business Concentration Law, Politics and Society Magazines Management Marketing Mathematics Mathematics Education (Secondary) Music Music Education-Instrumental or Choral Music Major with Elective Studies in Business Music Major with Jazz Studies Concentration Musical Theatre News/Internet Painting (BFA and BA in Studio Art) Pharmacy (PharmD) — must apply after completing Pre-Pharmacy Philosophy Physics Physics/Pre-engineering Politics Pre-dentistry Pre-law Pre-medicine Pre-veterinary medicine Primate Studies Concentration Printmaking (BFA and BA in Studio Art) Psychology Public Relations Quantitative Economics Religion Rhetoric and Communication Studies Sculpture (BFA and BA in Studio Art) Secondary Teacher Education (7-12)* Sociology Study of Culture and Society Theatre Acting (BFA) Theatre Design (BFA) Theatre Directing (BFA) Theatre Education (BFA) Theatre Arts (BA) Video Documentary Production Concentration Writing Women’s Studies Concentration
UNDECIDED MAJORS An Open Enrollment option is available for students undecided about their major.
* School of Education Elementary teaching endorsements: art, early childhood, English/language arts, health, mathematics, reading, history, science, special education (2nd endorsement only), social studies, theatre and communications studies, unified (early childhood with emphasis on special education), and English as a second language (K-12 endorsement). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12). Secondary teaching endorsements: art, all business, English/language arts, English/rhetoric/theatre (English emphasis), theatre/rhetoric/English (theatre emphasis), journalism, English/speech-theatre/journalism, speech/theatre, reading (2nd endorsement only), economics (second field only), secondary mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, general science, physical science, all science (5-8, 7-12), world history, American history, American history/American government, all Social Studies, World Languages: Spanish, French, German, special education (Instructional Specialist I), English as a second language (K-12). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12). While only one teaching endorsement is required with an elementary or secondary license, two or more endorsements are recommended for maximizing students’ flexibility and variety of placement in their professional careers. Students may combine education credentials and the BSE degree with other majors, minors and concentrations.
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS PharmD and MBA Degree PharmD and MPA Degree PharmD and Law Degree
SUCCESS OF GRADUATES Nearly all Drake graduates (99.1 percent in 2007) 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.
ENROLLMENT AND FACULTY Approximately 3,200 full-time undergraduate students from 47 states and 54 countries attend Drake University. Total enrollment with part-time, law and graduate students is more than 5,600. Of Drake’s 259 full, associate and assistant professors and instructors, 95 percent hold the highest degree in their fields. All are dedicated to teaching.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID Approximately 98 percent of Drake students receive financial assistance, including merit- and need-based assistance. More than 5,000 scholarships are awarded and $60 million in financial assistance is provided to Drake students annually. The average financial aid package for students entering Drake in 20072008, typically a combination of grants, scholarships, need-based loans, and need-based work study, was $19,290. For entering first-year students, the average scholarships and grants funded by Drake was $12,160.
COSTS (2008-2009) Tuition Room (double occupancy) Board (most plans) Student activities fee Technology fee
$3,960 $3,540 $132 $330
ACCREDITATION Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association 312-263-0456, www.ncahlc.org; Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; Iowa State Department of Public Instruction; National Association of Schools of Art and Design; National Association of Schools of Music; American Chemical Society; Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education; American Bar Association; charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.
MISSION Drake’s mission is to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. The Drake experience is distinguished by collaborative learning among students, faculty, and staff and by the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation.
DRAKE AWARDS MORE THAN 5,000 SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS EACH YEAR. DRAKE ALSO PROVIDES MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS ANNUALLY.
Drake University 2507 University Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505
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