C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
University of Dubuque is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
Website

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
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-990
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Dubuque

Cost

Net Price
$21,435/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,086/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,528/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,541/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,606/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,728/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,626Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • We have students from all over the world
    67%
  • We have students from all over the country
    20%
  • Average and from the midwest
    13%

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.29 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • There is always something to do and learn
    40%
  • Personal experiences happen everyday.
    33%
  • Dry
    27%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
48%
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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University of Dubuque Reviews

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I think that the University of Dubuque is a great school, as long as you are fine with being in a smaller city. There are many scenic things to do; like camping, hiking, and photography. But if you are looking for a party scene, then it is not for you. The staff and professors are for the most part helpful and understanding. Most classes are very small so you can get more help from them. Everyone is very friendly and easy to talk to.
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The advisors in the business department are absolutely wonderful (specifically the accounting department)! I came to UD with no idea what I wanted to do and they helped get me on track by setting me up for 150 credits in only three years. Everything about UD feels like home and I love it!
The school is just the right choice for me. The staff no matter the ranking is polite, friendly, helpful and everyone tries to know everyone by name. The President of the school will eat lunch with the students and also knows us by name. The teachers in my field of studies are very knowledgeable and makes the lessons interesting to keep your attention and want to learn. I actually left the school my first semester for family reasons but contacted the school and went right back the Spring semester. This is the school I want to be at and glad I came back.