Drake University

Full of color, leadership, and even struggle at times, Drake’s history creates a foundation and environment that prepares you to reach for your desired future. Traditions—from Drake Relays to “hubbelling” to the Kissing Rock and many more—give you a sense of connection through shared experiences with prior generations of Drake students. Tap into the power of Drake’s rich history and traditions, all while making your unique additions to both.
Drake’s test of leadership centers on the question, “What matters most?” The answer is not new buildings, or enhanced aesthetics, or improved curriculum and processes—although you can find all of those important things on our campus. The answer to “What matters most?” for our leaders is “student achievement and success.” Drake’s leaders are committed to using whatever means necessary to continually strengthen the University’s ability to help students achieve and succeed.

Available Programs

  • Majors, Minors & Concentrations
  • The Drake Curriculum
  • Honors Program
  • Crew Scholars Program
  • Undergraduate Research
  • First Year Seminar
  • Online & Summer Courses
  • Global Opportunities
  • Internships
  • J-Term at Drake
  • The Drake Commitment
  • We DU Politics

Drake University Locations

  • Des Moines, IA