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University of Dubuque Student Life

University of Dubuque is on a 77-acre campus in a suburban setting in Dubuque, Iowa. There are many activities and organizations for University of Dubuque students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

University of Dubuque does not have fraternities or sororities.

University of Dubuque has a thriving Greek Council. In fact, more students participate in Greek Council than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at University of Dubuque include Saudi Student Organization, Student Nurses Association, Accounting Club and ROTC.

University of Dubuque students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Involvement Fair and Finals Feast.

Does University of Dubuque Offer Student Housing?

University of Dubuque offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most University of Dubuque students live off campus. In 2021, 48% of undergrads at University of Dubuque lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 52% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Dubuque. There are 891 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,815 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 865 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

University of Dubuque offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

University of Dubuque Athletics

At University of Dubuque there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at University of Dubuque:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is University of Dubuque Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

University of Dubuque is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.

University of Dubuque offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to University of Dubuque

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit University of Dubuque, take Highway 61/20/52 to Dubuque, IA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dubuque Regional airport.

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University of Dubuque Students

39%

Women

61%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

43%

In State

57%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

63%

15%

9%

5%

3%

3%

1%

0.44%

0.39%

Undergraduate Students

1,815

Graduate Students

407

Non-Resident / International Students

95

University of Dubuque Campus Services

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Campus Security
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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

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Out-of-State

$36,010

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