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University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA 4-Year Private

About University of Dubuque

University of Dubuque is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Dubuque, IA

Founded in 1852, the institution currently enrolls around 2,222 students a year, including 1,815 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

University of Dubuque's endowment was valued at $180,328,003 in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Dubuque spends about $8,784.

Admissions Facts About University of Dubuque

Acceptance rate: 79%

Average GPA: 3.02

Mean ACT score: 18

Mean SAT score: 960

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

University of Dubuque Acceptance Rate

Admission to University of Dubuque is moderately difficult. Around 79 percent of all applicants are admitted to University of Dubuque each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.02 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 960. The mean ACT scores is 18.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is University of Dubuque a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Dubuque, around 66 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 382 students who started at University of Dubuque as first-time freshman, 142 graduate within four years.

University of Dubuque's six-year graduation for undergrads is 46 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,456 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Dubuque sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is University of Dubuque a good school for YOU?

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College Info

2000 University Avenue Dubuque, IA 52001-5099

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Dubuque Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Dubuque is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Dubuque is Continuous processing.

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

University of Dubuque ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Dubuque is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Dubuque. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Dubuque SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

850 - 1070

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Math SAT Range

420 - 540

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Reading SAT Range

420 - 540

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1070 and Above

Good

850 to 1070

Avg

850 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Dubuque students is 970. Applicants with SAT scores of 1070 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Dubuque, while applicants with SAT scores between 850 to 1070 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 850 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Dubuque.

University of Dubuque Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$48,060

In State

$48,060

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$35,060
$35,060
Fees
$1,550
$1,550
Housing
$10,500
$10,500
Books
$950
$950

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Dubuque is like? There are approximately 2,303 students enrolled at University of Dubuque, including 1,900 undergraduate students and 403 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time, 46% percent are from IA and 54% percent of students are from other states.

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

46%

In State

54%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,303

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$36,610

Out-of-State

$36,610

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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