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Clarke University is a private institution that was founded in 1843. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 967, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Clarke University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 17. Its tuition and fees are $28,000 (2013-14).
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Education by Clarke
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Clarke University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. The application fee at Clarke University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||73.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Clarke University is 10:1, and the school has 75.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Clarke University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Education, General; Psychology, General; and Fine/Studio Arts, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||49%|
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Clarke University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 967, with a gender distribution of 33.5 percent male students and 66.5 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus. Clarke University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Clarke University offers a number of student services including health service. Clarke University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Clarke University, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Clarke University.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Clarke University, 88.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,141.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$28,000 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,400 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data