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Drake University

Wondering when to start visiting colleges? Drake offers a lot of ways to experience Drake University. Choose one that best fits your needs and schedule and see why Drake is one of the best private colleges in the Midwest.

Note: Same-day visit registrations cannot be processed

On-Campus Visits

Choose a group, individual, self-guided, or academic-themed tour. Choose from group, individual, self-guided, and academic-themed tours. Have lunch on campus, meet with Drake students, faculty, and financial aid reps—maybe even get time with our live bulldog mascot, Griff II. And check out the rest of Des Moines while you’re here!

Virtual Campus Tours

Get a feel for Drake without ever leaving home. Virtual campus visit options include individual and group tours. Receive information on admission, scholarships, and financial aid. Have a virtual look around campus, including facilities that fit your special academic interests. Talk with students, faculty, and even our live bulldog mascot, Griff II.

Discover Des Moines

Drake is in the middle of a thriving, diverse metro area of over 700,000 people. If you have extra time before or after your visit, explore Des Moines.

Top 10 City to Live in After the Pandemic.

Today, 2021

#5 Best Place to live in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report, 2020

Des Moines is one of the country's best-kept secrets.

The Ascent, 2021

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