Clarke University Admission RequirementsDubuque, Iowa
Chances of getting into Clarke University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Clarke University and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,073 out of 1,301 applicants were admitted making Clarke University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. Clarke University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Clarke University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT40%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||930|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||1020|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Clarke University?
Clarke University typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1100 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1015 to 1100||Avg +||82%-89%|
|930 to 1015||Avg -||73%-82%|
|845 to 930||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 845||Low||<61%|
Clarke University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT68%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Clarke University?
Admission data indicates that Clarke University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Clarke University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>89%|
|21 to 23||Avg +||82%-89%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||73%-82%|
|17 to 19||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 17||Low||<61%|
Avg. High School GPA3.52
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Clarke University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Clarke University was 3.52 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.52 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Clarke University accepts 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||25%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||11%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||17%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||10%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
83% of Clarke University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||46%|
|Top 50% of class||83%|
|Bottom 50% of class||17%|
|Bottom 25% of class||5%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||17%||18%|
What are the requirements for admission to Clarke University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153126 IPEDS survey data for Clarke University.
Frequently Asked Questions
40% of students submit their SAT scores to Clarke University. 68% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
82% of those who apply are granted admission to Clarke University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1100. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.