Clarke University is a private, 4-year institution established on urban, 55-acre campus in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke offers over 40 undergraduate major and minor areas of study, as well as six graduate programs, and Adult & Continuing Education programs in nursing and brewing. The college utilizes an academic method called The Clarke Compass, which includes personalized plans that track each students’ college experiences and compiles them into a comprehensive resume upon graduation. Clarke University also allows students the opportunity to take part in both internships and job shadowing through its Career Services department.
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It is a beautiful and comfortable campus. The professors are personable and truly care about their students' success. The students are warm, kind, and inviting.
Samantha from Dubuque, IA
Clarke University is a small school in the beautiful city of Dubuque, IA.
All faculty and staff are kind and willing to help.
With numerous opportunities available, it is impossible not to get involved.
Traci from OREGON, IL
Clarke University is a very good school to go to. They have all types of majors and things for you to do. Clarke is located in a city with many things to make you feel at home.
Jennifer from Ryan, IA
Clarke is a great Private College with a sensational community atmosphere. The instructors make it very easy to communicate on a personal level as well as helping every student learn in whatever way suits them. Clarke's staff truly goes out of their way to make your day a good one and ensure your success while you're here.
Jordan from Dubuque, IA
Clarke University is a great school for students who want a small school feeling. It is a very community based college so all the students, faculty members, and professors get involved with each other. It is also a school based on the students needs, where everyone cares about everyone.