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Drake Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Drake? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,356 out of 6,514 applicants or 67% were admitted making Drake a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Drake University typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,807 2,707 6,514
Accepted 2,616 1,740 4,356
Acceptance Rate 69% 64% 67%
Enrolled 482 321 803
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 18% 18%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Drake University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Drake regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Drake University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1140 1420
SAT Reading 570 700
SAT Math 570 720
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 24 31
ACT Math 24 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
27 to 30 Avg + 67%-78%
24 to 27 Avg - 54%-67%
21 to 24 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 21 Low <41%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >78%
1280 to 1420 Avg + 67%-78%
1140 to 1280 Avg - 54%-67%
1000 to 1140 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1000 Low <41%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Drake University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Drake University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Drake accepts 67% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 57% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 11% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Drake University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153269 IPEDS survey data for Drake University.



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