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University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
The University of Dubuque is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Founded as a school for prospective pastors in 1852, the College of Liberal Arts was added several years later. Its 56-acre campus is located in a residential area of Dubuque.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,924
   Women 784 (40.7%)
   Men 1,140 (59.3%)
Graduate Students 350
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 76% of 1,662 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.95
SAT Math 430 average
360-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 440 average
380-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $39,900
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $28,700
Out-of-state: $28,700
  Room and Board $9,350
Average Percent of Need Met 73%
Average Freshman Award $24,153
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 75
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Dubuque Population 58,253
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 54% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Spartans
Sororities 2% of women participate
Fraternities 2% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
11.1% Black/African-American
8.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.9% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 4.6% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 28.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.0%