If you are considering submitting an application to University of Dubuque, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of University of Dubuque's admissions stats.
|University of Dubuque 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.2|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||2%|
|Mean SAT Score||1050|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||15%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||30%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Dubuque.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
University of Dubuque does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
University of Dubuque has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does University of Dubuque consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Dubuque for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Dubuque, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Dubuque's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Dubuque have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.
Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At University of Dubuque 2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 12% were in the top 25% and 39% were in the top 50%.
At University of Dubuque, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||20%|
|2.00 and 2.49||13%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Dubuque directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Dubuque considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of Dubuque is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 15% of University of Dubuque's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 30% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Dubuque applicants, you should aim to score between 930 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Dubuque 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Dubuque student is 1050.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Dubuque students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Dubuque students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Dubuque, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Dubuque's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Dubuque students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Dubuque. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Dubuque during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Dubuque?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Dubuque.
Does University of Dubuque accept transfer credits?
✅ University of Dubuque accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Dubuque accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does University of Dubuque accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Dubuque accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Dubuque?
❌ No, University of Dubuque is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is University of Dubuque's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for University of Dubuque is 78%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Dubuque?
❌ University of Dubuque does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into University of Dubuque? University of Dubuque is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Dubuque acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1170 and Above
930 to 1170
930 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Dubuque students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Dubuque, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Dubuque.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Dubuque, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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