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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Dubuque is a private, Christian university located in Dubuque, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,674 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dubuque acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Aviation Management and Operations. Graduating 43% of students, Dubuque alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference

University of Dubuque Rankings

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Dubuque Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
850-1100
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,452/ 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
$19,256/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

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
    10%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,674Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
295
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • We have students from all over the world
    68%
  • We have students from all over the country
    16%
  • Average and from the midwest
    11%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.33 responses
Poll
62%
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 19 responses
Report
  • There is always something to do and learn
    37%
  • Personal experiences happen everyday.
    32%
  • Dry
    21%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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I went into the University of Dubuque as a transfer student and I loved the atmosphere of the school and how welcoming and friendly everybody was. It really made my first year at Dubuque great! I really don't have anything negative to say about the school because the professors were great, athletics, and the campus itself was amazing.
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A perfect University if you are looking for a small campus. When attending the University of Dubuque, you are not just a number, your professors know your name and it's a warm and welcoming environment!
Beautiful campus! It truly is a home away from home. Professors are great and super helpful. They have great educational and athletic programs. Their facilities are top notch and perfect for their athletes.