Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in Des Moines, Iowa
The institution offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in business, law and pharmacy. Drake University is one of the twenty-five oldest law schools in the country.
For the 2012-13 academic year, Drake University placed third in the midwest region of the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of master’s universities. Among master’s institutions, Drake’s peer-assessed academic quality ranks third of 149 in the Midwest and seventh of 542 in the nation.
The rankings also show that the academic profile of students in Drake’s entering class continues to improve. The percentage of entering students in the top 25 percent of their high school class rose to 75 percent, up from 69 percent just four years ago. Drake’s acceptance rate for entering students narrowed to 63 percent, from 78 percent four years ago.
Forbes magazine ranked Drake University at number 143 on their 2014 list of America’s Top Colleges.