#12 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

Clarke University

Dubuque, Iowa

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Student Population
Clarke University overview
Location Dubuque, Iowa
Online clarke.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Clarke University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Dubuque, Iowa, Clarke University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,074 prospective students applied, and 1,008 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 134 enrolled in the school.  878 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 126 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $33,600 plus fees of $1,070. Clarke University is ranked 532 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Clarke University is rated within the top 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
Clarke University overview
SAT 940/1120
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.52
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Clarke University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,330
Other Fees$1,070
Room and Board $10,000
Budget for Other Expenses$3,360
Total One Year Cost$49,360

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Clarke University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 24%
Business 16%
Education 14%
Psychology 9%
Human Services 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153126 IPEDS survey data for Clarke University.

Current students may use the Clarke University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.