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University of Dubuque Overview

University of Dubuque is a private not-for-profit institution located in Dubuque, Iowa. The city atmosphere of Dubuque makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Dubuque Known For?

390 Undergraduate Awards
$31,541 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UD.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average UD student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UD has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#64 Highest Paid Criminal Justice & Corrections Graduates College Factual
#77 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Dubuque?

Location of University of Dubuque

Contact details for UD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2000 University Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 563-589-3000
Website: www.dbq.edu

How Do I Get Into UD?

You can apply to UD online at: https://www.dbq.edu/Admission/ApplyOnline/

Admission Requirements for UD

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UD?

74% Acceptance Rate
39% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Dubuque is 74%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 61% of accepted students are men and 39% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 12% of students accepted to UD submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 550. Math scores were between 450 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Dubuque  ( 450 to 550 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Dubuque  ( 450 to 570 )
200
800
UD received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 15 and 21. Composite scores were between 16 and 22.

ACT English Scores for University of Dubuque  ( 16 to 23 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Dubuque  ( 15 to 21 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Dubuque  ( 16 to 22 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Dubuque?

$31,541 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UD is $31,541. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UD, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $11,881 a year. That adds up to $47,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UD is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Dubuque Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,554 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,900 undergraduate students at UD, with 1,554 being full-time and 346 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UD

There are also 402 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,554 full-time undergraduates at UD, 58% are male and 42% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Dubuque students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 22
Black or African American 239
Hispanic or Latino 113
White 956
International Students 122
Other Races/Ethnicities 102

Geographic Diversity

Iowa students aren't the only ones who study at University of Dubuque. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 31 countries are represented at UD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at University of Dubuque

36 Took All Classes Online
289 Took At Least One Class Online
454.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 289 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 41st most popular in Iowa for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UD

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Dubuque was 454.4%. This is the #151 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UD regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UD ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UD.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Theological & Ministerial Studies #4
Theology & Religious Vocations #6

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Dubuque Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 70 87 0 157
Health & Physical Education 0 35 0 0 35
Air Transportation 0 33 0 0 33
Communication & Media Studies 0 24 7 0 31
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 30 0 0 30
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 25 1 26
Allied Health Professions 0 0 23 0 23
Accounting 0 22 0 0 22
Human Resource Management 0 20 0 0 20
Marketing 0 17 0 0 17
Nursing 0 14 0 0 14
General Biology 0 12 0 0 12
Data Processing 0 12 0 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 11 0 0 11
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 11 0 0 11
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 11 0 0 11
Sociology 0 11 0 0 11
General Psychology 0 10 0 0 10
Computer Information Systems 0 9 0 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 7 0 0 7
Computer Software & Applications 0 6 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 4 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 4 0 0 4
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 4 0 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 2 0 0 3
Chemistry 0 2 0 0 2
General Education 0 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 389 142 1 533

References

*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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