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Clarke University
  • 4 Year
  • DUBUQUE, IA

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Clarke is a private, Catholic university located in Dubuque, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 645 undergraduate students. The Clarke acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 63% of students, Clarke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.

About

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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Clarke Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1120
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$34,424 / 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
$12,165 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
    7%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
645 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
40
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
65%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • 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
91%
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
  • 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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