Profile Data from 2012
  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    570
  • Program Cost
    $7,260
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Enrollment
    184
Contact Information
2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311, United States
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Fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration is among the elite 5 percent of business schools worldwide. The College’s mission, to prepare leaders to create and communicate sustainable results for business and our global society, is fostered within an independent, private university. The Drake experience offers the advantages inherent to a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio while the University’s location in the capital city of Des Moines provides students with ample employment and networking opportunities.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    68%
  • Selectivity
    88%

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About Drake University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 55
  • Median 36
  • Middle 80% 0 to 108
Admissions Selectivity
88% College of Business & Public Administration 72% Average Across All Schools

570 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
69% 550
71% 570
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 43
88% 88
68% 68.0
Female
43% 43
International
11% 11
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Interviews Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
2% 2
3% 3
680 to 709
2% 2
0% 0
650 to 679
10% 10
11% 11
620 to 649
2% 2
3% 3
590 to 619
17% 17
25% 25
560 to 589
10% 10
15% 15
530 to 559
20% 20
21% 21
500 to 529
7% 7
11% 11
Under 500
30% 30
11% 11
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$7,260
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $595
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$7,260
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $595
1 Full Tuition Scholarships
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
12% 35
4% 11
Students in Core Classes
24 College of Business & Public Administration 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
50% 50
Team project
30% 30
Simulation
10% 10
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 39
  • Average # of months to complete program 24
  • Six-Year completion rate 97%
  • Max time allowed to complete 60
  • Separate Full-Time MBA No
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
Technology Improvements
  • Standardized classroom technology with specialized licensing and software.

Students: Who are my classmates?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
86% 86
Asian American
7% 7
African American
7% 7
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,820 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
9% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.