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University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa

Experience a personal, supportive educational environment that helps students become the best they can be. At many colleges, a student might end up being “just a number.” At University of Dubuque, students are respected as an individual with unique aspirations and goals. Students feel a welcoming atmosphere in and out of the classroom. 

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
1,921 undergraduate students
87% of undergrad students are full time
62% male — 38% female
57% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
94 full-time faculty
283 part-time faculty
15 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
84% of first year students live on campus
48% of all students live on campus

HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES

Read more about the importance of High-Impact Practices  

First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

65% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

42% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 6%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 10%
White 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 1%

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Academic Majors · Accounting* · Applied Aviation Technology · Aviation Management* · Biology* · Business* · Chemistry* · Christian Studies* · Communication* · Computer Forensics and Security · Computer Graphics/Interactive Media · Computer Information Systems* · Computer Information Technology* · Criminal Justice* · Elementary Education · English* · Environmental Science* · Fine and Performing Arts · Flight Operations (Professional Aeronautics)* · Health Care Administration – LIFE Program only · Health, Wellness, and Sport* · Human Health Science · Human Resource Management* · Liberal Studies · Marketing* · Mathematics* · Nursing · Philosophy* · Physical Education Teaching, K-12 · Psychology* · Secondary Education (Biology, English, Environmental Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, General Science) · Sport Marketing and Management · Sociology* · Wellness and Exercise Science * Indicates minor offered as well. Additional Undergraduate Academic Minors · Computer Security · Gender Studies · History · Military Science · Music · Natural Resource Management · Philosophy

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band  
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine  
Marching band  
Model UN  
Music ensembles X
Musical theater  
Opera  
Pep band  
Radio station  
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society  
Symphony orchestra  
Television station  
Yearbook  

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition) X
Foreign languages  
History  
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy  
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 159 295 96 16 3 2 0 571

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students X
Apartments for single students X
Special housing for disabled students X
Special housing for international students  
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing  
Wellness housing X
Other housing options  

ADMISSIONS

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

1,664 Total Applicants
1,258 Total Admissions
443 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
75.6% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? Yes

ADMISSIONS FACTORS

Very Important
Academic GPA

Important
Standardized test scores
Character/personal qualities
Level of applicant’s interest

Considered
Rigor of secondary school record
Class rank
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Interview
Extracurricular activities
First generation
Alumni/ae relation
Volunteer work
Work experience

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 380 510
SAT Math 360 490
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT Math 16 23
ACT English 15 22
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

https://www.dbq.edu/admission/financialaid/netpricecalculator/npcalc.htm 

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2016-2017

Expenses  
Tuition $27,400
Fees $1,300
Total $28,700
   
Room and Board (on campus) $9,350
Estimated Total On Campus $38,050

Average Financial Aid Packages 2016-2017 estimated

$25,021 First year students
$17,871 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2016-2017 estimated

60.5% on average, the percentage of need that was met
18% of financial need students that had need fully met

$17,871 Average need-based scholarship or grant award

$7,298 Average need-based loan

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