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Dubuque, Iowa

University of Dubuque Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Dubuque

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.2%
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 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,306 out of 1,761 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 70 percent. University of Dubuque typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 40% 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
980-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for University of Dubuque
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for University of Dubuque
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

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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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. 12 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
1190 and Above Good >83%
1085 to 1190 Avg + 74%-83%
980 to 1085 Avg - 63%-74%
875 to 980 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 875 Low <50%
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University of Dubuque ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for University of Dubuque
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Dubuque
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 21
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 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 >83%
19 to 22 Avg + 74%-83%
16 to 19 Avg - 63%-74%
13 to 16 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 13 Low <50%
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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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Dubuque accepts 74% 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 Admission Chances
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 670 1,091 1,761
Accepted 506 800 1,306
Acceptance Rate 76% 73% 74%
Enrolled 190 335 525
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 42% 40%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
24

Applicants have 24 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

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.