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Drake University Law

Class of 2018 - Snapshot 525 Completed Applications 311 Offers 59% Acceptance Rate 104 Enrolled 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]

2018 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students313
Student-faculty ratio13:1
Tuition $41,512 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,512 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
per year (part-time, in-state)
per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$22,140
Founded InN/A
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/19
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline04/01/19
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
EileenRenee 157 A 3.50

Accepted

Yes 03/12/19 03/12/19 03/12/19 a month ago
Brittany-a-martin 156 P 3.43

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
cameronlawler32 157 A 3.40

Accepted

Yes - - - 2 years ago
Jdawes 145 P 3.05

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
EjayeL 160 P 3.91

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
katiebrown12 147 A 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
amcclure 153 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 years ago
klm2559 154 A 3.13

Pending

12/25/16 12/25/16 - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants525525
Number of Offers311311
Number of Matriculants104104
75% GPA3.753.75
Median GPA3.463.46
25% GPA3.183.18
75% LSAT156156
Median LSAT153153
25% LSAT151151
2018 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students312
Total Students Receiving Grants233
% of Students Receiving Grants75
75% Grant Amount$33,000
Median Grant Amount$26,000
25% Grants Amount$15,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship35
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)24
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship85

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (25)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (38)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (10)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (3)

2018 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (95)
  • Hispanics (2)
  • Black or African American (3)
  • Asian (3)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (0)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (6)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (48)
  • Total Men% (52)
Drake University Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2017 90 78.89% 86.57% -7.68%
2016 106 73.58%
2015 117 82.05%

Total Graduates 2017

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (59)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (12)
  • Employed Other (3)
  • Unemployed ()
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree ()

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association