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Clarke University
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  • 4 Year
  • DUBUQUE, IA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  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 C+

About

1550 CLARKE DRIVE
DUBUQUE, IA 52001
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Heart of America Athletic Conference
From Clarke University

Clarke University has a rich tradition of academic excellence which stems from our small classes led by expert faculty. With state-of-the-art facilities, our students learn in a hands-on environment. Plus, we have connections that extend beyond campus and into communities near and far, presenting you with unique internship and service-learning opportunities outside the classroom. These efforts ensure you are ready for the next stage of your life and career after graduation.

Since 1843, Clarke University has championed the values of education, charity, justice, and freedom in Dubuque, Iowa and throughout our region. Founded by Mary Frances Clarke and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Catholic heritage lays the foundation for the vibrant community we have on campus today. Each year, we welcome students from 41 states and 23 countries and this diverse community supports you on your journey to become the best and truest version of yourself.

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Clarke University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$25,756 / 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
$22,884 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 15 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 26 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 26 responses

Majors

Nursing at Clarke

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Recognized as one of the best nursing schools in Iowa, Clarke offers a holistic approach to nursing that emphasizes science, hands-on learning, and compassionate care. Courses focus on promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of communities, families, and individuals across their lifespan. You will also complete three years of guided clinicals at area health care facilities.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
634 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
74%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Athlete. For the most part everyone is in a sport.
    63%
  • Different.
    17%
  • Smart
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Overworked
    4%
  • Privileged
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 33 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Expensive.
    27%
  • Family friendly with warm open arms
    27%
  • Small
    27%
  • Guiding
    9%
  • Chaos
    5%
  • Outdoor oriented
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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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