Drake University is a top private co-educational university located in the state of Iowa, USA.

Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Notable alumni of the university include: George A. Cohon (Founder of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited and McDonald's in Russia), Dwight D. Opperman (former CEO of West Publishing Company), Robert D. Ray (former Governor of Iowa), Fred L. Turner (former Chairman of McDonald's), Sara Taylor (former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Political Affairs in the George W. Bush administration), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 3rd among Tier 1 Regional Universities (Midwest) by US News (2011).

- Ranked 3rd (Tier 1) among Best Master's Universities (Midwest) by US News & World Report 2010. Drake also had the fourth highest score in the entire country for academic quality among the 548 master's universities in the nation.

- It is one of 159 institutions listed in The Princeton Review "Best in the Midwest" section on its Web site feature "2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region".

- 51st in the US News Ranking of Best Graduate Pharmacy Schools (2009).

- The Law School's faculty, administrators, library and career services drew praise from students surveyed for The Princeton Review's "Best 174 Law Schools" (2009 edition).

- The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences improved its score to 2.7 and tied for 5th place among private institutions in the 2009 edition of U.S. News "America's Best Graduate Schools".

- Ranked 7th in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" rankings and 4th place in the overall rankings of 142 Midwest Universities - Master's category in the 2007 edition of  US News "America's Best Colleges".

- Drake is ranked among the top universities for "student achievement in and out of the classroom" (National Study on Student Engagement).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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