University of Dubuque Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Dubuque
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT46%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||420|
|SAT Math 25th||430|
|SAT Composite 25th||850|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||530|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||980|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
University of Dubuque ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT65%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.0
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
54% of University of Dubuque freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||29%||27%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply203
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|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Dubuque and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.