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Drake Law School

Rank 88 (USNWR 2023)
154
Median LSAT
3.55
Median GPA
71.3%
Acceptance rate

Also known as

  • Drake Law School
  • Drake University
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY

Drake Law School is a law school located in Des Moines, Iowa. The school was ranked 88 in 2023 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 2023 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 3.55. 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 50 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

How much does Drake Law School cost per year?

$45,912.00
Tuition
34th percentile
$66,367.00
CoA
26th percentile
75.00%
Grads with debt
60th percentile
$101,232.00
Average debt
56th percentile
$60,000.00
Salary, 25th %
34th percentile
$66,500.00
Salary
18th percentile
$55,174.00
PI Salary
33rd percentile
47.00%
Employment rate
33rd percentile
79.40%
Bar pass rate
59th percentile

Cost of attending Drake Law School

In 2023, 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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MorningPercy
12:40
Congrats to the recent admits! Still waiting to hear back.
16:50
How long did it take any of you recent admits to get a decision after status moved to under review?
VersedEnchantedCrab
17:26
Under review now. We shall see how it goes :]
VersedEnchantedCrab
17:26
Super excited!
12:13
Anyone have an idea why my application status went from under review to not showing anything? I applied on 10/18/2023
12:14
It was under review for several weeks so I'm worried something techy happened
12:09
Nothing to worry about, I've seen this happen with other schools
12:09
The LSAC portal is known to be buggy at times
12:09
Hopefully that means a decision is coming soon!
VersedEnchantedCrab
16:45
My status is gone too! Hopefully that means an A is on the way :]
10:57
Ope. Mine disappeared and now says decision rendered
VersedEnchantedCrab
11:51
Mine too! Did you get the email though? I haven't gotten it yet
11:59
Nope
VersedEnchantedCrab
12:30
Oof maybe we'll get them later in the day. Good luck to you
12:40
Just got an email!
12:40
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Congrats! Hopefully that means some more waves coming. Been waiting a while now.
VersedEnchantedCrab
13:47
Congrats! Me too :]
15:31
@VersedEnchantedCrab: Is Drake your top choice?
21:07
I also received an offer of admission today! Congrats to all of you who were admitted today!
VersedEnchantedCrab
21:12
@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!
23:23
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
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