B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  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
    A-
Clarke University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, IA 52001
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Scores Range
928-1068
ACT Scores Range
20-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Clarke University

Cost

Net Price
$23,407/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,903/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,067/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,193/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,002/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,505/ year

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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
835Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Athlete. For the most part everyone is in a sport.
    54%
  • Different.
    23%
  • Smart
    15%
  • Overworked
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Expensive.
    36%
  • Small
    29%
  • Family friendly with warm open arms
    14%
  • Guiding
    14%
  • Outdoor oriented
    7%

After Clarke University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
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 Reviews

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I really loved the location of the college. it is located in Dubuque near the bluffs and a river, and is also about 5 minutes away from downtown. The campus itself is very old, but is newly renovated which gives it that antique feel. It used to be an all women college, but has recently been opened up to men. The architecture of the buildings is spectacular, and even more impressive, the school has underground tunnels! I'm going for nursing, and the program guarantees you're out in four years with a degree which is extremely satisfying. There are also a lot of hospitals near the campus which makes it super easy to complete my clinicals. The only problem I have with the overall atmosphere is that it is still a blossoming campus, so it is quite small. I'm from a small town so I'm familiar with the small-town feel, but it would be nice to be apart of a campus with more students at some point in the future.
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Athletes make up a good portion of the student body here at Clarke University. We are all very supportive of one another and try to attend each others games as often as we can. I feel that in the next few years with football becoming a new addition to Clarke University we will be seeing some exciting changes in the facilities Clarke has to offer. We have facilities both on campus and of that our sports teams utilize. Overall, being an athlete at Clarke University, you have support from all over including fellow students, local residence and the faculty of Clarke! Its great to be able to represent Clarke, coming from a Clarke athlete themselves! GO CRUSADERS!
Living on campus is easy and great, especially for freshman year! On top of having to get use to a whole new school moving out of your home can be a scary but exciting step in ones life. My experience with the dorms has been great for the most part. Sometimes it gets a bit too hot for comfort but cracking a window and getting a fan or two usually does the trick! I lived in Mary Ben which is the girls dorm and everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Move in day is a breeze with all the help you get. Clarke staff and students are ready when you arrive to help you get all unpacked and settled in! I would really recommend dorm life.