Drake University Law

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]

2016 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 ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$21,010
Founded InN/A
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline03/01/17
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 - - - 7 months ago
cameronlawler32 157 A 3.40

Accepted

Yes - - - 9 months ago
EjayeL 160 P 3.89

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 weeks ago
katiebrown12 165 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
amcclure 153 P 3.56

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
klm2559 154 A 3.13

Pending

12/25/16 12/25/16 - 9 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants54347728
Number of Offers33232012
Number of Matriculants1071052
75% GPA3.623.620
Median GPA3.333.330
25% GPA330
75% LSAT1501500
Median LSAT1531530
25% LSAT1561560
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students316
Total Students Receiving Grants219
% of Students Receiving Grants69.3
75% Grant Amount$30,000
Median Grant Amount$19,380
25% Grants Amount$9,690
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship44
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)21
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship48%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (32.6)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (25)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (8.9)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (2.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (262)
  • Hispanics (4)
  • Black or African American (19)
  • Asian (6)
  • American Indian / Native (1)
  • Other (25)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (3)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (22)


  • Total Women% (50.8)
  • Total Men% (49.2)
Drake University Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 112 85.87% 89.02% -3.15%
2014 129 84.00% 84.36% -0.36%
2013 140 94.74% 93.26% 1.48%

Total Graduates 2016

  • 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