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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference

Clarke University Rankings

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Clarke Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1100
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,819/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,023/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
711Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
33
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
55%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Athlete. For the most part everyone is in a sport.
    50%
  • Different.
    19%
  • Smart
    13%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Overworked
    6%
  • Privileged
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Expensive.
    29%
  • Small
    24%
  • Family friendly with warm open arms
    18%
  • Guiding
    12%
  • Chaos
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Outdoor oriented
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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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.
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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.