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University of Dubuque

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Presbyterian Church (USA)

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


The University of Dubuque (UD) is a private institution in Dubuque, Lowa. About 2,385 students attend the university.

The University of Dubuque has a long history in Dubuque since its establishment in the year 1852. It has gone through many changes over the years and has recently experienced a controversial, but prosperous rebirth.

The university has completed building additional student housing on land adjacent to Dodge Street, the main east-west thoroughfare through the city. This property remained vacant for many years until the new apartments were built. Park Village apartments are typically only available to upper Socio-cultural students.

The university currently has approximately two-thousand students in attendance.

The University of Dubuque consists of a Theological Seminary and the following 3 schools:

  • School of Business

  • School of Liberal Arts

  • School of Professional Programs

The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Council on Aviation Accreditation, and the Association of Theological Schools in North America. It is also approved by the State of Iowa Department of Education.

The school has been involved in intercollegiate sports for many decades. The University of Dubuque is a founding member of NCAA Division III and is part of the American Rivers Conference, which, in addition to the University of Dubuque, currently ties up with the following universities and colleges like Buena Vista University, Coe College, Central College, Luther College, Loras College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Simpson College, and Wartburg College.

Men's varsity sports include the following games such as football, baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, lacrosse, indoor and outdoor track, tennis, and wrestling. Women's varsity sports include basketball, soccer, golf, cross country, softball, volleyball, lacrosse, track, and tennis.

Location & Contact




2000 University Ave


As per US News, the following are the rankings secured by the University of Dubuque - 

  • 95 in Regional Universities Midwest 

  • 54 in Top Performers on Social Mobility 


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Aug

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    850 - 1100



  • ACT Range

    16 - 22

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


As a private, Christian university specializing in professional programs with a liberal arts core, the students will enjoy a world-class experience.

Having raised over $150 million for state-of-the-art academic and campus facilities, candidates find walking around campus that the University of Dubuque is an inspirational place to be.  

The University of Dubuque is a melting pot of students with many different world views and interests. The student body population is comprised of 1,600 undergraduate students from 35 states and 20 countries.

The University of Dubuque strives to make the students’ education personal with an average class size of 16 students. The small classroom atmosphere and one on one attention help all students have a successful experience.

An applicant in order to get into this university must hold the SAT/ACT score of 850-1100/16-22 with all the official documents.

University of Dubuque Admissions Office

2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001






Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The annual list price to attend the University of Dubuque on a full-time basis is $45,890 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $32,670 for tuition, $9,930 room and board, $950 for books and supplies, and $1,440 for other fees. Out of state tuition for the University of Dubuque is $32,670, the same as Iowa residents.

The average reported annual net price for the University of Dubuque for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $22,822

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4-year bachelor's degree and living expenses at the University of Dubuque to be $183,560 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7.8% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Business Administration, Management...

    90 Graduates

  • Air Transportation

    45 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    38 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    26 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    24 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    24 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    22 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    18 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    24 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    24 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    22 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    18 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    17 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    17 Graduates

  • Marketing

    16 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    15 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    13 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    13 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    11 Graduates

  • Computer Software and Media Applica...

    10 Graduates

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

    9 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    7 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    6 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    5 Graduates

  • Sociology

    4 Graduates

  • Data Processing

    4 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    2 Graduates

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

    1 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fit...

    1 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    1 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    1 Graduates

  • Education, General

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

85% / 15%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,943 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 94% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,000/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country






Track and Field


Sports Team (Women)


Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country






Track and Field


Campus Security

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,210 per year. The average meal plan at UD costs around $5,000 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 55% male and 45% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$19,500 - $30,267

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$202 - $314

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The University of Dubuque’s admission counselor will help the candidate and their family through this time by offering assistance before, during, and after the process.

To begin, please complete the application for admission and fill in the FAFSA and receive the Student Aid Report to determine eligibility. Following admission, the application will be considered for scholarships and grants awarded by the University. 

University of Dubuque (UD) federal school code is 001891

  • Scholarships and Grants - a list of academic and need-based scholarships and grants

  • Applying for Federal Student Aid - completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) begins after October 1 and after completing your federal tax return

  • Financial Aid Forms - The forms and applications can be printed out, completed and return it to Office of Student Financial Planning

  • At the University of Dubuque, it is the mission to assist any student with a desire to obtain an education in fulfilling their dream. The University of Northwestern Ohio offers many sources of financial assistance to ensure that every student can afford to receive a quality education. Financial aid available to students include scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans.


University of Dubuque Financial Aid Office

Office of Student Financial Planning

University of Dubuque
2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001

FAX - 563.589.3690

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