Drake Law School

Rank 82 (USNWR 2024)
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Also known as

  • Drake Law School
  • Drake University

Drake Law School is a law school located in Des Moines, Iowa. The school was ranked 82 in 2024 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Drake Law School is approximately 110.

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Drake Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 151 154 157
GPA 3.29 3.55 3.77
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 470 5
# Admissions offers 335 -
Class size 110 12
% Accepted 71.3% 1
% Yield 32.8% 63

During the 2024 application cycle, 470 people applied and 335 were offered admission.

Drake University has a 1L class size of 110, and yield of 32.84%. 110 out of 335 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 32.84% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Drake University has a median LSAT of 154. The 25th percentile LSAT is 151 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 157.

The median GPA is 3.49. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.29 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.77.

Drake Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2022-2023

LSD has stats for 49 applicants for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

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25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending Drake Law School

In 2024, tuition was $45,912 and the annual cost of attending was $66,367 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Drake Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Drake University make $66,500 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the public sector, a grad can expect to make $55,174.

58.9% of law graduates from Drake University go directly to work for law firms, while 9.5% clerk for a judge. 6.3% of graduates go into public interest.

79.4% of Drake University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Drake Law School

Drake University Law School can trace its history back to 1865, making it one of the nation’s 25 oldest law schools. Accredited by the ABA, Drake Law School provides a personal education with a low (11:1) student-to-faculty ratio. Our commitment to an education that balances theory and practice has earned Drake Law School a reputation for training proven practitioners.

Drake Law School is the only law school in Iowa’s capital city. The close relationship between Drake Law School and the greater Des Moines area legal community provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of state government; the federal courts; federal and state administrative agencies; and a wide array of law firms and businesses.

Application opens: September 1

Application deadline: April 1

Admissions website: https://www.drake.edu/law/future/apply/

Admissions Email: lawadmit@drake.edu

Admissions Phone: 515-271-2782

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Hopefully that means a decision is coming soon!
My status is gone too! Hopefully that means an A is on the way :]
Ope. Mine disappeared and now says decision rendered
Mine too! Did you get the email though? I haven't gotten it yet
Oof maybe we'll get them later in the day. Good luck to you
Just got an email!
Congrats! Hopefully that means some more waves coming. Been waiting a while now.
Congrats! Me too :]
@VersedEnchantedCrab: Is Drake your top choice?
I also received an offer of admission today! Congrats to all of you who were admitted today!
@MorningPercy: They are high for me. Great connections to the gov in Iowa/clerking and Des Moines is awesome
Woohoo! Good day for us!
@VersedEnchantedCrab: Agreed with you for those exact same reasons!
Applied a month ago and not even in review yet...
I applied in Dec but just took Feb LSAT and it says my application is not complete til I get my score UGH
I already submitted a score but took it again
@LawSchoolFinder: same thing happened to me. I applied on 01/31/24 with my Jan score but was already registered to take Feb. I got an email that my file was complete and in review a few days after applying but then I got a new email about a week later saying it was back to incomplete until my Feb score. Which I just got today (obvi) and it IS THE EXACT SAME SCORE lol. so they held on to my app for no reason haha
How long did it take to go Under Review at Drake? My application status has been stuck at Ready For Review for nearly 4 weeks!
My app did not move at all on LawHub. I just got the notif and the status said "Decision Rendered" and told me to check my email.
@Cbean: thank you! That's helpful info to have!!
Does anyone know when seat deposits are due at Drake?
April 1
Thank you!
Is there an admitted student Groupme?
Ok so it sounds like seat deposits are already due, but I haven't heard back yet. I applied late, but does this mean I didn't get in?
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