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Tuition & Fees

$30,900

$30,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
39%
300-399
4%
600-699
10%
500-599
45%
400-499
45%
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
56%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

66%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 904
Declined + 353
Total Received 1,257
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Private (nonprofit)

868

undergraduate students

207

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 6099
ACT 1290

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School Facts

Clarke University, founded in 1843, is a coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. Its campus is located in Dubuque, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,075
Established in 1843
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Dubuque, IA

55-acre campus in Dubuque (population: 58,253). Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Chicago (150 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Clarke University
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
39%
300-399
4%
600-699
10%
500-599
45%
400-499
45%
30-36
6%
24-29
28%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
37%
18-23
56%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 904
Declined + 353
Total Received 1,257

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Julie Cirks
Associate Director of Admissions/Transfer and Adult Student Coordinator
P: 800 383-2345
F: 563 588-6789
admissions@clarke.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,900
Room $4,400
Board $4,800
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,180
Total $41,280
Average Financial Aid - $25,080
Total with Avg. Aid $16,200

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,080

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,380,737
State $1,425,646
Institutional $7,285,221
Other external $167,747
Total $10,259,351

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $908,307
Other external $17,786
Total $926,093

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Collegiate Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cuttie Crusaders
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Drama
Education
English
Environmental Studies
Food Science
Graphic Design
History/Political Science
Information Technology
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Work
Spanish
Sport Management
Supervision/Leadership
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Undergraduate

81%

868
students

Female
66%
577

Male
34%
291

Graduate

19%

207
students

Female
81%
167

Male
19%
40

undergraduateFull-time

91%

792
students

Female
67%
528

Male
33%
264

undergraduatePart-time

9%

76
students

Female
65%
49

Male
35%
27

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: December 15

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented Australia
East Timor
Japan
Scotland
Venezuela
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alicia Schmitt
Assistant Director of Admissions
563 588-6373
alicia.schmitt@clarke.edu

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