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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
    B-
  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 1,679 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Dubuque acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Accounting, and Professional Pilot. Graduating 45% of students, Dubuque alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.
About University of Dubuque...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
Website
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University of Dubuque Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
740-1000
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,069/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,135/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,568/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,716/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,886/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,262/ year
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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
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,679Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
62%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • We have students from all over the world
    69%
  • We have students from all over the country
    19%
  • Average and from the midwest
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.30 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • There is always something to do and learn
    44%
  • Personal experiences happen everyday.
    31%
  • Dry
    25%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
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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My University of Dubuque experience has been great, Within just four months of being here I learned more about myself and others. I also learned that paying for college is not easy, this school is great on diversity and helping out their students. Attending university of Dubuque was a great choice for me because I was able to get out of Chicago. Till this day This school is still the right choice for me, but paying for it has been hard but I know now how to budget my money earned and put it towards paying for tutiton.
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I have only been attending the University of Dubuque for about a year now, going into my sophomore semester. Thus far, I really enjoy the environment and community that I am around. The city is surrounded with good and very kind people, specifically at our university. The facilities are amazing and to top that there is actually some pretty good food. Although not the largest school, I feel at home and feel welcome. Overall, a great university to attend.
The University of Dubuque is a unique place. It has all the recreation and athletic facilities of a division 1 or 2 school but it’s small. The newer facilities are what first attracted me to campus. Once I got there and started meeting professors and other students it really felt like home. Because it’s a smaller college the professors get to know you on a personal level. Once you get into your program you have classes with the same students so you become very close. The city of Dubuque is very beautiful as well. There is so much to do and see. Since it’s on the Mississippi River you get very pretty views all throughout the year.