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Drake University Law

Drake Law School prepares outstanding lawyers who will promote justice, serve as leaders in their communities and the legal profession, and respond to the call of public service. We are a welcoming and inclusive community distinguished by an accessible faculty and staff and a collegial student body. We provide an exceptional learning environment that integrates legal theory and the development of professional skills; promotes critical thinking and effective problem solving; examines international perspectives; and instills the ideals of ethics and professionalism.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.drake.edu/
Address: 2621 Carpenter Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
Admission Phone: (515) 271-2782
Admission Email: [email protected]

2017 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students316
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Tuition $39,642 per year (full-time, in-state)
$39,642 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$19,202 per year (part-time, in-state)
$19,202 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$21,010
Founded InN/A
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/19
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

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Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
Brittany-a-martin 156 P 3.43

Accepted

Yes - - - one year ago
cameronlawler32 157 A 3.40

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
EjayeL 160 P 3.91

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
katiebrown12 165 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
amcclure 153 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
klm2559 154 A 3.13

Pending

12/25/16 12/25/16 - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants480480
Number of Offers291291
Number of Matriculants102102
75% GPA3.613.61
Median GPA3.393.39
25% GPA3.083.08
75% LSAT156156
Median LSAT152152
25% LSAT149149
2017 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students317
Total Students Receiving Grants226
% of Students Receiving Grants71
75% Grant Amount$31,650
Median Grant Amount$22,000
25% Grants Amount$12,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship41
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)25
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship60

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (27)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (33)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (8)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3)

2017 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (85)
  • Hispanics (5)
  • Black or African American (10)
  • Asian (0)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (2)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (2)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (2)


  • Total Women% (46)
  • Total Men% (53)
Drake University Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 90 78.89%
2016 106 73.58%
2015 117 82.05%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (80)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (19)
  • Employed Other (18)
  • Unemployed (19)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (1)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association