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Drake University at Iowa
Drake University
2507 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa, 50311 | 515-271-2011 | Distance from hotel: 3.00 miles | Visit Website | Category: Attractions
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Established in 1881, Drake University is one of the most prestigious private colleges in the Midwest. With just 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 majors, students enjoy an intimate learning experience that touts small class sizes and close relationships with professors and mentors.
Take a tour of the historic grounds or wander through the Anderson Art Gallery. Enjoy live theater productions and concerts at the Harmon Fine Arts Center and the Turner Jazz Center. Cheer for NCAA Division I athletics including basketball and football or visit during the celebrated annual Drake Relays. Whether you're a prospective student or just visiting, you'll discover engaging experiences and cool opportunities at Drake University.


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  • Drake Relays
  • Celebrate Drake
  • Parents & Family Weekend


  • Bulldogs Sports
  • Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
  • Harmon Fine Arts Center
  • Campus Tours
  • Anderson Art Gallery
  • Concerts & Lectures


  • How Can I visit and tour the campus?

From private tours and Campus Preview Days to Admitted Student Days and Iowa Private College Week events, prospective undergraduate students have several options for visiting Drake University. Graduate students who wish to take a tour should contact the individual department or program they are interested in to schedule a private tour. If you're just interested in exploring the campus, download the walking tour map and enjoy a self-guided visit. Visit the website for more tour information.
  • Where can visitors park on Campus?

Visitor parking is available in four commuter lots, located on Clark Street, 24th Street, and University Avenue. Commuter lots are open daily from 6am-2am and parking passes are required from 6am-11pm. Daily parking passes are $5 per vehicle and can be used in any designated commuter parking lot. Visitors can purchase parking passes online.

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