Clarke University

Dubuque, IA, USA
3.93 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
45%
Out-Of-State Students
50%
90%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1118
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,039
Total Number of Undergrads
768
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
70%
20-39 Students
28%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$24,334
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$33,350
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,350
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,600
Books and Supplies
$1330

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,474
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,237
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,982

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
92%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,800
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,665
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$278
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
26
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
61%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Pride, Cuttie the Lion
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
99%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
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.
Allison from Dubuque, IA
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

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