Tuition & Fees

$34,670

$34,670

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
65%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,073
Declined + 228
Total Received 1,301
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Private (nonprofit)

744

undergraduate students

260

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business
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Codes

SAT 6099
ACT 1290

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Location

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 1,004
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Dubuque, IA

55-acre campus in Dubuque (population: 58,276). 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
65%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

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

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,073
Declined + 228
Total Received 1,301

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jolene Christensen
Director of Admissions
P: 800 383-2345
F: 563 588-6789
admissions@clarke.edu

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,997

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $33,600
Room $5,000
Board $5,000
Additional fees $1,070
Books & supplies $1,330
Total $46,000
Average Financial Aid - $24,997
Total with Avg. Aid $21,003

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,183,894
State $808,121
Institutional $6,231,623
Other external
Total $8,223,638

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,492,401
Other external $56,244
Total $2,548,645
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 563 588-6327
F: 563 588-6789
financialaid@clarke.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Robert Hoover
Director of Financial Aid
robert.hoover@clarke.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

dance, fishing

Club Sports - Women's

dance, fishing

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, golf, skiing, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

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Athletic Directors

Curt Long (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Collegiate Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Pride, Cuttie the Lion
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Information Systems
Digital Media Studies
Education
English
Graphic Design
Health Wellness/Behavioral Sciences
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Psychology
Social Work
Sport Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Business

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,004

total students

38%

in-state

62%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

744
students

Female
59%
440

Male
41%
304

26%

260
students

Female
76%
198

Male
24%
62

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

711
students

Female
59%
416

Male
41%
295

5%

33
students

Female
73%
24

Male
27%
9

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
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
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

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

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