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You're going to love it here.
If Drake West Village was any closer to campus, you'd be in class! Get the lifestyle you want with our fully furnished apartments near Drake University featuring private bedroom and bathroom floor plans, 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness center and Academic Success Center!

Apartments near Drake University

Floor plans designed with you in mind.

The perfect space to entertain and socialize when you want — and plenty of privacy when you don't.

Studio, 1, 2 and 4 Bedroom Apartments

Fit, healthy and happy.
  • 24-hour group study lounges on every floor
  • 24-hour, fitness center with cardio machines and free weights
  • 24-hour, recreation center with billiards, foosball and shuffleboard
  • 24-hours movie theater room
  • BBQ grills
  • Grassy interior courtyard
  • Educational, social and recreational activities
The lifestyle you want.
  • Fully furnished apartments
  • Leather-style furniture
  • Private bedrooms and bathrooms available
  • Hardwood-style flooring
  • Internet, water, sewer, trash and monthly electricity allowance included
  • Wi-Fi throughout the community
Prepare to succeed.
  • Professional, on-site management and maintenance
  • 24-hour, on-call staff
  • Academic-term leases available
  • Individual liability leases
  • Roommate matching powered by RoomSync
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Internet included in every apartment
  • Bike storage
  • On-site retail
  • Limited access community
Where you want to be.
  • Convenient access to Des Moines Area Community College, Mercy College and Des Moines University
  • Minutes from Aliber and Meredith Hall
  • Steps from Hubbell Dining Hall
  • Walk or bike to Drake University
  • Close to all your favorite Bulldog hot spots: Jethro's BBQ, Lucky Horse Beer and Burgers, Drake Diner, Fernando’s Mexican Grill, Mars Café, Dough Co Pizza

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1315 31st Street Suite F
Des Moines, IA 50311


(515) 255-0370
DrakeWestVillage@americancampus.com

Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
 

*Please contact our office for holiday hours or early closure information.

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For parents

We know you have a million things to worry about when your loved one is off at college, but their living environment shouldn't be one of them! Since 1993, American Campus has been the nation's leading provider of academically oriented student communities. In our unrelenting commitment to students, we give your student the college experience they want and the academic environment they need to succeed - not just in school, but also in life.

We’ve teamed up with RB, the makers of Lysol, to create Be safe. Be smart. Do your part.™ – our community disinfection and resident responsibility program to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

24/7 ON-CALL STAFF

With on-site professional management and maintenance, and on-call staff available 24/7, we're always on duty to address your student's needs.

AVAILABLE ROOMMATE MATCHING

No roommate? No problem! Our roommate matching program is powered by RoomSync–a roommate matching app. Your student will have the opportunity to create a personal profile, search, filter, chat and match with other residents who will be living in the community.

INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY LEASES

You're only responsible for your student's rent — never someone else's! If a roommate transfers or graduates, you have no financial worries.

FULLY FURNISHED, TECHNOLOGY ENABLED

No moving truck needed! Nearly all ACC properties offer fully furnished units at no extra fee. And, our communities are technology enabled, helping your student stay connected to their coursework, friends and you.

FAQs

Application Process

Can I fill out an application online?
You can access the online application by clicking the “Apply Online” link at the top of every page.

Can I print an application from the website?
You can access the printable PDF version of the application by clicking the “APPLY ONLINE!” link at the top of each page then selecting "Apply by mail" at the top of the page.

Guarantor

What paperwork is required with a guarantor?
The guarantor will need to sign the guaranty agreement. If the resident is not of legal age to execute a contract, the guarantor will be required to sign both the lease and guaranty agreement.

When is a guarantor required?
All residents require a guarantor to complete the guaranty agreement.

Individual Leases

What is an individual lease?
An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for his/her rental installments and applicable utility and parking charges. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease terms and will not be held liable for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommate(s).

Lease Term & Rental Installments

Do you send me a bill every month?
No, bills are not sent to residents each month, but you may see payment reminders posted around the property.

How can I make a payment?
We accept checks, money orders and cashier’s checks in our office made payable to the community name. As an alternative payment option we also accept credit card, debit cards and ACH payments online here for your convenience. We are unable to accept cash.

What is an installment?
The typical lease term is approximately 9.5 months of occupancy which coincides with the university's academic calendar. The resident is charged a total rent amount for the contracted occupancy period. The lease agreement will reflect the total rent amount typically divided into 10 equal installments due August 1 - May 1. These installments do not represent a monthly rent amount and are not prorated.

When are the installments due?
Installments are due on the 1st of every month per the payment schedule outlined in the lease agreement.

Renters Insurance

Is insurance coverage for my belongings included as part of my Lease Agreement?
Coverage for your personal belongings is not included as part of your Lease Agreement. Renters insurance can provide coverage for loss or damage to your personal belongings (including fire, theft, or natural causes). Renters insurance is not required but highly recommended.

Roommate Matching & Requests

Am I allowed to request a specific unit?
You can list your preferences on your profile card and housing application and we will do our best to place you in the unit that fits those requests. All requests are served on a first-come, first-served basis and are taken in order based on the date your lease was received.

Can I request specific roommates?
Yes, you can list the roommates you have chosen on your profile card when completing your lease. It is important that all roommates list each other and that all requests are mutual.

Do you have a roommate matching service?
Yes, you will be given a profile card when completing your lease contract that will inquire as to your study habits, social habits, and hobbies to help us match you with residents that have similar preferences in your floor plan.