Clarke University

1550 Clarke Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-3198

About Clarke University

Clarke University is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees only within the professional fields. Most graduate degrees are awarded in fields other than education or business. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate982
Student Age% Under 2566%
 % 25 and Over32%
 % Age Unknown2%
Attendance Type% Full-time77%
 % Part-time23%
Race/Ethnicity% White43.0%
 % Black1.2%
 % Asian0.9%
 % Latino1.8%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Race Unknown51.9%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyAdvertising
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted81%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled25%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT6%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math455 / 800565 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 Graduate Application Fee$35
 In-State Tuition & Fees$24,610
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$24,610
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid98%
 % Undergraduates with Loans94%
 % Undergraduates with Grants98%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,040
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,340
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,440
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,500
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,500
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,600

Neighborhood Data for the Dubuque Area

Median Age37.9
Median Household Income$43,362
Total Population57,679
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.9% 52.1%
 Age 0-952.9%47.1%
 Age 10-1751.3%48.7%
 Age 18-2447.9%52.1%
 Age 25-2950.3%49.7%
 Age 30-3950.2%49.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White92.5%
 % Black2.2%
 % Asian1.4%
 % Latino2.2%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.3%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,340
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,440
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$495
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50071.6%51.0%15.3%
 $500 to $74923.7%36.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%6.1%23.0%
 Over $10004.7%6.2%7.3%
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