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Clarke University

Dubuque, IA 4-Year Private
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About Clarke University

Clarke University Overview

Clarke University is a private, religious school in the city of Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke University was founded in 1843 and now enrolls around 1,032 students per year year, which includes 680 undergrad students. Clarke University provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Involvement at Clarke University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Clarke University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Clarke University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Clarke University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Clarke University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Clarke University on the Student Life page.

2022 Clarke University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 36.7%
Tuition $36,900
Percent of Need Met 82%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $34,794

Is Clarke University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what Clarke University offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Clarke University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 72% of students who start at Clarke University come back for their second year of college. Around 63% of students who started at Clarke University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Clarke University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Clarke University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 99% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Clarke University grads is $43,636 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Clarke University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Clarke University's endowment was $31.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Clarke University spends about $9,178 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Clarke University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Clarke University meets 82% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Clarke University full-time are awarded $34,794 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $2,932 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Clarke University.

Based on this information, is Clarke University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Clarke University a good school for you?

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Where is Clarke University Located?

Clarke University is located in the city of Dubuque, Iowa.

If you would like to see Clarke University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 20 to Dubuque, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dubuque Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Clarke University and Dubuque are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1550 Clarke Drive Dubuque, IA 52001-3198

Campus Setting: Urban

Clarke University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Clarke University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

18 to 23

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Clarke University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Clarke University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Clarke University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

970 - 1100

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Math SAT Range

470 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 560

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1100 and Above

Good

970 to 1100

Avg

970 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Clarke University students is 1035. Applicants with SAT scores of 1100 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Clarke University, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1100 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Clarke University.

Clarke University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$49,300

In State

$49,300

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$36,900
$36,900
Fees
$580
$580
Housing
$11,820
$11,820
Books
Unknown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Clarke University is like? There are approximately 1,032 students enrolled at Clarke University, including 680 undergraduate students and 352 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 33% percent are from IA and 67% percent of students are from other states.

95%

Full Time

5%

Part Time

33%

In State

67%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,032

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$37,480

Out-of-State

$37,480

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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