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Dubuque, Iowa

University of Dubuque Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Dubuque

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73%
Admission Difficulty for University of Dubuque
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into University of Dubuque and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,947 out of 2,666 applicants were admitted making University of Dubuque a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent. University of Dubuque typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% 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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University of Dubuque SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
850-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for University of Dubuque
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 850
SAT Scores for University of Dubuque
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 980

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Dubuque?

University of Dubuque typically requires applicants to be in the top 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 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 720. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 46 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Dubuque admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >82%
975 to 1100 Avg + 73%-82%
850 to 975 Avg - 61%-73%
725 to 850 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 725 Low <48%
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University of Dubuque ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
65%
ACT Scores for University of Dubuque
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Dubuque
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Dubuque?

Admission data indicates that University of Dubuque regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 65 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Dubuque.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Dubuque admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >82%
19 to 22 Avg + 73%-82%
16 to 19 Avg - 61%-73%
13 to 16 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 13 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.0
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into University of Dubuque. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Dubuque was 3.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #30 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Dubuque accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Dubuque students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 30% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 5% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% of University of Dubuque freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Dubuque students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 54%
Bottom 50% of class 46%
Bottom 25% of class 15%

Admission Statistics

University of Dubuque admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,221 1,445 2,666
Accepted 895 1,052 1,947
Acceptance Rate 73% 73% 73%
Enrolled 219 304 523
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 29% 27%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
203

Applicants have 203 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of Dubuque before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Dubuque and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Dubuque Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Dubuque
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153278 IPEDS survey data for University of Dubuque.

Frequently Asked Questions

46% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Dubuque. 65% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

73% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Dubuque. Admission competition is low 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 850 and 1100. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 65% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.