Drake West Village consists of three, individual, student housing buildings designed to provide off-campus living on campus at Drake University. The complex houses 457 students (primarily juniors, seniors and graduate students seeking apartment-style units). Drake West Village offers amenities including card-controlled access; two fitness centers; a game room; on-site laundry rooms; satellite TV; and Internet for all residents. The facility includes more than 9,000 square feet of retail space with a Starbucks and local restaurant.
A courtyard, with upscale picnic tables and grills, provides a recreational area for the residents.