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Emmaus Bible College Overview

Emmaus Bible College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dubuque, Iowa. The location of Emmaus Bible College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Emmaus Bible College Known For?

159 Undergraduate Awards
$17,636 Avg Cost After Aid
58% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Emmaus Bible College may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Emmaus Bible College is the bachelor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 67% of the faculty were full-time.

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Emmaus Bible College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Emmaus Bible College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Biblical Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Emmaus Bible College?

Location of Emmaus Bible College

Contact details for Emmaus Bible College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2570 Asbury Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001-3096
Phone: 563-588-8000

How Do I Get Into Emmaus Bible College?

You can apply to Emmaus Bible College online at:

Admission Requirements for Emmaus Bible College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Emmaus Bible College?

58% Acceptance Rate
47% Of Accepted Are Women
31% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 58%, Emmaus Bible College does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 52%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 31% of students accepted to Emmaus Bible College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Emmaus Bible College  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Emmaus Bible College  ( 510 to 590 )
Emmaus Bible College received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 28. Math scores were between 17 and 27. Composite scores were between 19 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Emmaus Bible College  ( 18 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Emmaus Bible College  ( 17 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Emmaus Bible College  ( 19 to 27 )

Can I Afford Emmaus Bible College?

$17,636 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Emmaus Bible College is $17,636. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Emmaus Bible College, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $6,056 a year. That adds up to $24,224 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Emmaus Bible College is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Emmaus Bible College Undergraduate Student Diversity

186 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 215 undergraduate students at Emmaus Bible College, with 186 being full-time and 29 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Emmaus Bible College

Gender Diversity

Of the 186 full-time undergraduates at Emmaus Bible College, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Emmaus Bible College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Emmaus Bible College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Emmaus Bible College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 138
International Students 6
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at Emmaus Bible College. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at Emmaus Bible College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Emmaus Bible College

7 Took All Classes Online
28 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 28 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Emmaus Bible College has changed over the last few years.


Emmaus Bible College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Biblical Studies 1 50 51 102
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1 0 9 10
General Psychology 0 0 10 10
General Education 9 0 0 9
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 1 1 5 7
Business Administration & Management 0 0 5 5
Missionary Studies 0 0 5 5
Teaching English or French 0 1 3 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 0 4
Computer Information Systems 0 0 2 2
Computer Science 0 0 1 1
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 16 52 91 159


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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