University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA, USA

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University of Dubuque
3.43 Average Rating

Kaitlyn from El Paso, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned a lot here at the University of Dubuque, even though I have only been here one semester. The information that you learn over the course of a semester is about the same course load as high school, but it is in a semester. Although you learn this much in a semester, it doesn't feel like you are always bogged down with work.
Am enjoying being here
I love the University of Dubuque. It makes you feel like you are at home away from home. The other students are very friendly. There is a great diversity of people here from all over the world. Another great thing about UD is that the professors don't see you as a number, they actually see you as a student and take the time to learn more about you and get to know you over the semester.
Bang for the buck
This school offers many scholarships once you have been accepted. They offer them for GPA, and a really great one is for going to school overseas. I think that encourages more overseas students to enroll at UD.
Tips for prospective students
The sooner you apply, the more financial aid you are likely to receive.
Great for these types of students
International, military, small town.
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Kelsey from Plainfield, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Since it is a small school, you are not just a number. The teachers care about you and actually know your name! It's is also a very tight knit community
Tips for prospective students
Get to know your advisor early! They will help you with just about everything and when it is time to pick your classes they are on top of it!
Academic Rigor
Obviously you are going to have more work in college but the teachers give you plenty of time to do your work! Some are also very lenient on extensions on deadlines!
Dorm Life
Just keep your dorm door open and someone will be sure to say hi while walking by! Since it's a small school, you'll get to know people quicker too!
Food and Dining
The food service people are nothing but nice! They help you with anything you need and are very open to suggestions!
What to do for fun
The school is right by the Mississippi River! There are plenty of paths and even when it gets hot out the beaches open up so you can hang out there for the day!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a house in the middle of campus where an old man lives. He comes out every once in a while and is super nice! He's lived in that house forever!
Great for these types of students
This school is great for student athletes! Since it is a small school, you are surrounded by athletes and people who are always trying to push each other to the next level!
Campus Safety
Campus security is super nice! They will help you across campus if it is late out and you are scared to go alone!
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Nathaniel from Cedar Falls Iowa, IA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
i have visited the university of dubuque twice, and had a few family members go to the university of dubuque, and so far it has been great. i have met the professors who i will be learning from and everyone seems to have something interesting to say every time i visit.
Tips for prospective students
check it out before making your decision.
Academic Rigor
it sounds to me like it will be a school that is academically concentrated. if you don't have good grades, your coaches and teachers will help you out as much as possible, and they have on-campus tutors.
Dorm Life
it looks like dorm life won't be a big part of your life while on campus, but the rooms are decent sized and they do try to put you with someone of the same major so it sounds great to me.
Food and Dining
they have a cafeteria and many other places where you can eat like the underground. if you don't like what they have in the cafeteria, there are many other options you can use to your advantage.
What to do for fun
it sounds like there will be plenty of activities, and there are trips that you can go on like bowling or skiing. there are also trips to other states and countries were you go with the professors and learn about the places while having fun. they also have a few games to play in each residence hall like pool.
Bang for the buck
it sounds like it will definitely be worth the money if you can afford it. i have talked to a few people in the computer graphics field and they say it is the best college/university around for computer graphics/interactive media, which is what i plan on going into.
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Alvaro Nicolas from Dubuque, IA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Great place where you can find a high education and where to test your skills.
Tips for prospective students
have no fear of the unknown, at first it will cost a bit but then everything is easy and painless.
try to relate to everyone. a non closes many doors.
Academic Rigor
I think the academic rigor is really okay, because you have to make care of your classes but at the same time you can still hanging out with friends.
Dorm Life
At the beginning I wasn't sure about the dorm life, but after the first two weeks I felt really comfy. People around me are very friendly.
Food and Dining
I haven't it that good in my life, a lot of different food and healthy food.
What to do for fun
There's not that much for doing around. Dubuque is a really small city.
Bang for the buck
I think we can obtain a little bit more for the money we pay, but still okay.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
there's a lot of activities during the week around campus.
Great for these types of students
People that want to succeed in their lives,
People that want to enjoy their time at college.
Clubs and Activities
Clubs are awesome, people get together sharing same interest.
As I already said, there is a lot of activities around campus all days.
Greek Life
There are variety frat in college fraternities there from local to national fraternities.
Campus Safety
Safety in campus is one of the best.
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Aleena from Crete, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The teachers and staff are very helpful and supportive. The campus is safe and security is great. It has everything you would want in a small college.
Tips for prospective students
Some tips are go to class everyday, get your homework done, and study as much as you can; there is never too much studying.
Academic Rigor
It depends on the classes and major you take.
Dorm Life
Dorms are wonderful and clean. Not too many people and never loud.
Food and Dining
Great viariety of food in the Caf and there is something for everyone if they don't like one thing or another.
What to do for fun
There is the Mississippi close by with a nice walk along. There is also a mall nearby and an ice rin.k
Great for these types of students
Great for students who want to get college done and not mess around while being here. Studies are most important.
Clubs and Activities
There is always an activity or a club doing something everyday. There will always be something to do.
Campus Safety
Campus saftey is great. I never feel uncomfortable walking back to my dorm at night, there is always security guards driving around patrolling the campus.
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Laura from Illinois

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
You will learn a lot of new things here. The gen. ed. classes may seem like classes you've taken in high school, but you will still learn something new in every single class you take. The work load is not too bad and if you are having trouble, the professors are more than willing to help you. I've only been there for a year and I have learned so much just within the basic classes. Once I get into my actually major, I know i will learn so much more!
Am enjoying being here
I cannot see myself anywhere else now. The UD family is a place where you will feel welcomed by everyone. It is a small, friendly, fun campus to be at with so many things to do and so many new people to meet. Our school is so diverse and thats what makes it such a great place to be at. So many people here want to see you succeed and will do so much to help you to make sure you do succeed. It is such a great community and it really is my second home.
Bang for the buck
UD really tries to give you as much financial aid they can. Many students get financial aid for their grades. Even if you're not a straight A student, you will still get money. They help as much as they can and understand college is expensive and they try to lighten the load on the money you will be spending.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early and just visit the school. Once you visit, talk with some students to see what they think. You will understand right away that the UD community is one of the most friendly and welcoming communities.
Great for these types of students
International, military, those who are used to a small town feel and want a home away from home
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