It all starts with desire. With drive. With passion. Passion like that of a student who can choose virtually any school in America, but chooses Drake because of the opportunities we afford. Like that of a scholar whose research could impact countless lives around the world. Like that of a Drake alum whose knowledge and leadership have brought unparalleled success to one of the world’s largest corporations.
Passion brings to life new possibilities and transforms the bright young minds at Drake into the leaders of tomorrow.
Passion is a special something from inside that cannot be taught. But when it’s there, it can light up the world. We know, because passion lights up Drake every day.
For Community — in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Schools to Work For” survey, we have ranked in the top 10 in the nation for midsize universities, in eight categories.
For Each Other — we achieved a record retention rate of 89.4 percent, placing us in the top 10 percent of all four-year institutions nationwide.
For Excitement — we have celebrated the running of the Drake Relays, one of the most exciting and competitive track and field events anywhere in the world, for more than a century.
For Our Environment — several major campus beautification projects have been completed recently, including the 28th Street Plaza, the Painted Street project and renovating the Cartwright Hall Plaza.
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