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Undergrad Profile

Are you looking for a college dedicated to your educational goals?

Discover yourself
College is a place where you can reflect on who you are and who you want to be. Let the Clarke Compass guide you. The Clarke Compass is the starting point for your collegiate experience and career pursuits. This unique-to-Clarke experience integrates your major course work, general education, and extracurricular and cocurricular offerings to recognize your holistic experience as a student. There is no better way to measure your engagement within our community and your personal growth through college.

Results through relationships
We empower the leaders of tomorrow just like you by creating an experience that is constantly and intentionally focused on impacting student success. At Clarke the idea of personal attention is taken to new heights. Instead of surface-level interactions, you will find faculty members who are mentors dedicated to pushing you beyond what seems possible.

Small campus, huge possibilities
Clarke’s student body is comprised of 1,075 students—and we believe being a small community equates to big opportunities for students. You’ll have the chance to be more involved in extracurricular activities, ranging from academic clubs to intramural sports and everything in between. Plus, Clarke is host to a variety of cultural events, including art exhibits, drama productions, and music performances.

See the big picture
Clarke is a Catholic liberal arts and sciences university located in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. Our liberal arts curriculum means that in addition to your major course work, you’ll develop a broader perspective of the world through additional courses in a variety of disciplines. You’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as an appreciation for our global society—all of which can give you an edge in work and life. You will also have the opportunity to explore your beliefs and see how they integrate with everything you do.




97% of graduates report being employed in their field or continuing their education.

11:1 Student to Faculty Ratio 

1,075 Students from 27 states and 6 countries

31 Majors Including:
• Accounting & Business
• Athletic Training
• Biology
• Communication
• Drama/Musical Theatre
• Education
• Environmental Studies
• Food Sciences
• Graphic Design
• Music
• Nursing
• Physical Therapy
• Psychology
• Sport Management