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University of Dubuque

  • Dubuque, IA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 43%57%
    student ratio
  • 1,674
    total students
  • $24,360 | $24,360
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 79%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

A Tradition of Professional and Theological Training

The University of Dubuque (UD) is a private, Presbyterian professional university comprising 4 schools: the School of Business, School of Liberal Arts, School of Professional Programs, and School of Theology.

Located less than 200 miles from Chicago, the university has been known throughout its 150-year history as one of the nation's best small Christian universities.

UD is a college of community where Christian commitment, intellectual integrity, and academic excellence are the basis for learning. Students can adjust their mix of liberal arts, theology, and professional training in ways that suit their learning styles and that help achieve both personal and professional goals.

Required Freshmen Courses

All incoming freshman are required to take the "WorldView" Seminars. The courses lay an important foundation for academic excellence and Christian community that is integral to the university's mission.

Students and faculty together explore topics that influence global cultures within the context of the university's Presbyterian tradition.

Professional Fields of Study Provide Wide Career Choice

The University of Dubuque offers students a wide choice of professional fields of study.

Departments within the 4 schools at UD include: aviation, business administration, communication, computer graphics and interactive media, computer information services, English, education, fine arts and performing arts, natural and applied sciences, nursing, philosophy and religion, physical education, psychology, and sociology.

School of Business Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

The School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in business administration and computer information systems.

The business administration bachelor's degree offers concentrations in general business, human resources management, marketing, accounting and information systems, and accounting and certified public accountant.

The computer information systems bachelor's degree comprises 5 fields of study: database, programming languages, network systems and design, information security, and web tools and applications.

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree gives students advanced business acumen with courses that integrate communication and knowledge management, finance, human capital, organizational management, and business strategy and modeling. The university has been offering an M.B.A. program in Dubuque, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore for 3 decades.

School of Liberal Arts Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees

Within the School of Liberal Arts students may pursue undergraduate degree majors in communication, natural and applied science, biology, environmental science, English, philosophy and religion, psychology, and sociology. Students may also earn a Master of Arts degree in Communication. Students may choose from a number of "free electives" based on a chosen minor or personal interest.

School of Professional Programs Undergraduate Degrees

The School of Professional Programs offers bachelor's degrees in flight operations; aviation management; computer graphics and interactive media; nursing; teacher education; and health, physical education, and recreation.

Graduates are eligible for certification where applicable. For example, the Bachelor of Science degree in Flight Operations is centered on a Pilot Training School certified under FAA 14 CFR Part 141, and prepares students for FAA certification (licensing) and ratings.

All students who complete the UD teacher education program are eligible to apply for an Iowa Initial Teacher License.

Heeding the Call to Theological Education and Service

The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (UDTS), a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is an ecumenical community, with students and faculty from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as well as the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, the Reformed Church of America, and a number of other denominations.

The seminary offers the Master of Divinity degree through a residential program and is the only seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that is accredited to provide a Distance Master of Divinity degree. The seminary is also the only seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that is part of a university.

Success Center Provides Every Kind of Help

The university's Academic Success Center connects students with the resources to achieve both academic and personal goals.

Services include individual tutoring, writing, disability accommodations, testing services, academic probation support services, English learning labs, math learning labs, peer assisted learning study groups, and athletic study tables.

Student Life and Community Service

UD has 3 traditional residence halls for undergraduate students living on campus and 6 apartment style buildings for upper-class students. Townhouses are available for all seminary and graduate students.

Activities and events planned by various clubs and organizations supplement students' academic life with valuable experience, fun, and friendship. Out-of-classroom programs provide opportunities for vocational growth, leadership training, community service, and personal development. Greek life also thrives at UD through numerous sororities and fraternities.

UD has been recognized nationally for its history of community service throughout the years. Students participate in service projects they plan both in the classroom and through co-curricular programs, fraternities or sororities, and in campus ministry.

Study Abroad Opportunities

UD study abroad programs bring international experience to students, many of whom cannot spend an entire semester abroad. Students return, even from short study trips, with new knowledge about foreign societies and world viewpoints.

Career Guidance, Financial Aid, and ROTC

UD Career Services provides comprehensive career path counseling to undergraduate and graduate students, UDTS students, and UD alumni.

Eighty-five percent of UD's students receive financial assistance through scholarships, awards and grants, loans, or work-study programs. A Reserve Officers' Training Course (ROTC) program is offered as an elective along with associated merit-based scholarships.

Campus Setting and Surrounding Area

Situated on the Mississippi River where the borders of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa meet, the city of Dubuque offers the amenities of a larger city with the security and comfort of a smaller town.

A lively cultural scene includes the Grand Opera House, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and a variety of museums, theaters, nightlife, boutiques, and restaurants. Some of the Midwest's most interesting cities -- Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-St. Paul -- are within easy driving distance.


Location & Contact

2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001-5099
USA

Mr.Jesse James

Director of Admissions

Phone: 563-589-3214
Fax: 563-589-3690
Email: admissns@dbq.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

79% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,264
    • Accepted1,009
    • Acceptance Rate79%
    • Enrolled1,674
    • Female Applicants463
    • Females Accepted375
    • Female Acceptance Rate80%
    • Male Applicants801
    • Males Accepted634
    • Male Acceptance Rate79%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.00
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 400 490
    • SAT Math 390 520
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 18 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,360
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,360
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,160.00
    • Room and board *$8,160.00
    • Room only *$4,060.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,674
    • Male Student Percentage57%
    • Female Student Percentage43%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.31%
    • Black or African American11.41%
    • White or Caucasian72.7%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.67%
    • Asian2.15%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races.78%
    • Unknown8.66%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.19% representing 8 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students52% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 42%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Black Student Union, Flight Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Teacher Education Student Organization, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery Yes No No
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track Yes Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty166
    • Full-time Percentage52%
    • Part-time Percentage48%
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 1,574 students to 105 faculty



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