University of Dubuque

3200 Grand Ave, Dubuque, United States
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Overview of University of Dubuque

About this school

The University of Dubuque is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Founded as a school for prospective pastors in 1852, the College of Liberal Arts was added several years later. Its 56-acre campus is located in a residential area of Dubuque.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,965
    • Men:1,143 Men (58.2%)
    • Women:822 Women (41.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Dubuque is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2000 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Dubuque, IA 52001-5099
Phone
(563) 589-3200
Fax
(563) 589-3690
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 1,761 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 670 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 1,091 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
680 (52%) of 1,306 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (52%) of 506 admitted students enrolled
Men
418 (52%) of 800 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.92
375 And Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
21%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
501 average |450-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
32%
• Score 300 - 400
10%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
40%
• Score 300 - 400
5%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |16-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
14%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
37%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,710 (72.45%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,450 (23.04%)
  • Other Expenses: - $950 (2.32%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $900 (2.19%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Dubuque accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001891
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
565 (90.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
527 (93.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
520 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$27,325
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 513 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,846
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 424 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,080
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 64 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
86 (13.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,158

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,583 (93.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,493 (94.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,484 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
220 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$25,561
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,470 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,452
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,224 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,628
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 183 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
186 (10.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,896

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,353
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


105

Part-Time Faculty


280

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


16%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 45% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 66% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
342,622
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
244
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Dubuque provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


58.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


39.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (32)


  • Accounting
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Transportation and materials moving

Online Degrees


Business administration, communications, theology

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Ministry

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


58,253

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


77 acres

Weather


Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 78.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Dubuque
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Galesburg, Ill.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


55%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Spartans
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Dubuque offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, greek council, saudi student organization, student nurses association, accounting club, rotc

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,710

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,965
Women
822
Men
1,143

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.8% Asian
  • 16.2% Black/African-American
  • 9.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 64.3% White
  • 4.6% Unknown

International Students


5.9% from 28 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


375

Student Resources

Study resources