#19 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa

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Student Population
University of Dubuque overview
Location Dubuque, Iowa
Online dbq.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
University of Dubuque overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Dubuque, Iowa, University of Dubuque is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,054 prospective students applied, and 1,493 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 386 enrolled in the school.  1,905 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 480 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $34,070 plus fees of $1,500. University of Dubuque is ranked 911 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



University of Dubuque is rated within the lower 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
University of Dubuque overview
SAT 840/1080
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.0
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for University of Dubuque
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$1,500
Room and Board $10,210
Budget for Other Expenses$900
Total One Year Cost$47,630

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Dubuque students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Transportation and Materials Moving 15%
Computer and Information Sciences 12%
Education 11%
Health Professions 9%

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