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- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeB
Clarke is a private, Catholic university located in Dubuque, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 711 undergraduate students. The Clarke acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 63% of students, Clarke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.
Clarke University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Clarke University Reviews
Clarke University is a small school. Class sizes range from 4-30 people so professors have the ability to be attentive and are extremely helpful when it comes to setting up one on one instruction. Clarke is very academically oriented, but still boasts a school population with the vast majority being student-athletes. This perpetuates a competitive environment in both academics and athletics so that not only professors are supporting you, but teammates and coaches as well. Being a small school, you see a lot of the same people every day so its very easy to get comfortable and get to know people in the community.
A small college with programs that prepare students for their careers, not only within their majors, but in a general sense as well. It has a very friendly community and professors who want to see their students succeed. The college has many resources for students, like help with writing and study sessions for specific classes or subjects. Internships are also available, allowing a student to gain relevant experience, make connections, and often help pay tuition.
Clarke college really wants to see you succeed in your education. They have lots of free tutors and outside of class help. Your professors are always willing to help you when you need it. The campus is very easy to get around. If you are ever lost people are very willing to help. There are lots of activities on campus if you are bored and want something to do. One thing about Clarke is, it is hard to find friends if you don't play a sport. After about a month you will find people you connect with well if you are not in a sport.