A Tradition of Professional and Theological Training
The University of Dubuque (UD) is a private, Presbyterian professional university comprising four 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 four 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 five 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 three 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 three traditional residence halls for undergraduate students living on campus and six 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.
Majors & Degrees
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Biology/biological Sciences, General|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management, General|
|Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General|
|Marketing/marketing Management, General|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences, General|
|Data Processing And Data Processing Technology/technician|
|Biology Teacher Education|
|Chemistry Teacher Education|
|Elementary Education And Teaching|
|English/language Arts Teacher Education|
|Health Teacher Education|
|Mathematics Teacher Education|
|Physical Education Teaching And Coaching|
|Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education|
|Secondary Education And Teaching|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|English Language And Literature, General|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health/health Care Administration/management|
|Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other|
|Registered Nursing/registered Nurse|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||Associate||Bachelors|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General|
|Natural Resources And Conservation||Associate||Bachelors|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Exercise Science And Kinesiology|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology, Other|
|Sport And Fitness Administration/management|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Security And Protective Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Criminal Justice/safety Studies|
|Forensic Science And Technology|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||Associate||Bachelors|
|Theological And Ministerial Studies, Other|
|Transportation And Materials Moving||Associate||Bachelors|
|Airline/commercial/professional Pilot And Flight Crew|
|Aviation/airway Management And Operations|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Visual And Performing Arts, General|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score||25th %||75th %|
|SAT Critical Reading||490||420||540|
Tuition & Fees
Other Payment Considerations
|Guaranteed tuition plan offered||No|
|Tuition pre-payment plan||No|
|Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition||
|Black or African American||14.36%|
|White or Caucasian||62.83%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.16%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.37%|
|Two or more races||2.8%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||42%|
Homecoming, Involvement Fair and Finals Feast
Greek Council, Saudi Student Organization, Student Nurses Association, Accounting Club and ROTC
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 3||No|
|Track And Field||No||Division 3||No|
|Cross-country Running||No||Division 3||No|
|Track And Field||No||Division 3||No|