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University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

University of Dubuque Student Life

University of Dubuque is on a 77-acre campus in the suburban setting of Dubuque, Iowa.

University of Dubuque Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for University of Dubuque students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? University of Dubuque does not have fraternities or sororities.

University of Dubuque has the Greek Council. In fact, more students participate in the 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 events are Homecoming, Involvement Fair and Finals Feast.

Does University of Dubuque Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at University of Dubuque.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for junior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 52%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 891
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 865
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 48%

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

The majority of University of Dubuque students live on campus. In 2022, 52% of undergrads at University of Dubuque lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 48% of students lived off-campus or commuted to University of Dubuque. There are 891 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,594 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 865 students chose to live in campus housing. 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
Indoor Track NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running 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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