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Drake University

Drake University is a private university that offers an exceptional learning environment focused on preparing students for personal success, professional accomplishments, and meaningful contributions to the global community. The university has been singled out by U.S. News & World Report for its educational quality, by the National Study on Student Engagement for student achievement in and out of the classroom, and by Barron’s Best Buys and Peterson’s Guide to Competitive Colleges for value for the tuition dollar.

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Drake’s liberal arts and science programs combine collaborative learning with professional preparation. More than 3,400 undergraduate students and 2,100 graduate students from across the country and around the world study at Drake, which offers 70 majors, minors, and concentrations, as well as 20 graduate degree programs. Many students also take advantage of the school’s highly regarded honors program, study abroad programs, and independent research opportunities. The university also offers continuing education to working professionals and other community members.There are 160+ student organizations to choose from at Drake, as well as a strong Division I athletic program.