Bachelor On Campus

Actuarial Science

Drake University

48 months
45734 USD/year
45734 USD/year
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As a Drake University graduate with a degree in Actuarial Science, you’ll enter a specialized career field ranked among the highest in the United States for job satisfaction, and opportunities for advancement—as well as starting salary.


We offer a bachelor degree in Actuarial Science at the Drake University. How much should a company charge an individual for car insurance? How much should a business set aside to cover potential liabilities resulting from risks they cover? You’ll learn to use math and data analysis to answer these questions and make important strategic decisions for your organization.

Drake has one of the best actuarial science programs in the nation and is one of the few private programs in the Midwest with a full set of courses taught by actuaries. This means you will learn from some of the highest caliber faculty, receive an outstanding education, and graduate prepared to start your career.

Opportunities abound

  • Corporations from across the nation regularly recruit Drake students and recent graduates for internships and jobs. 
  • Graduates from Drake work around the world and actuarial students have held prestigious internships at places such as American Republic, Athene, Farm Bureau, GuideOne, Nationwide, Allstate, Mutual of Omaha, The Principal Financial Group, Wellmark, and many other locations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Theory Of Interest
  • Probability I Lab
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Life Insurance Mathematics 
  • Short-term Actuarial Math 
  • Actuarial Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • English Proficiency
  • ACT or SAT Scores
  • Test-Flexible Interview
  • Personal Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • International Student Grant Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22867 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    45734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22867 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Des Moines

973 - 1510 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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