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University of Dubuque is a private institution that was founded in 1852. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,674, its setting is city, and the campus size is 77 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. University of Dubuque's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 107. Its tuition and fees are $24,530 (2012-13).
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The University of Dubuque prepares students to manage change by nurturing their confidence, developing flexibility and encouraging critical thinking. The most popular programs offered at UD include Nursing, Aviation/Professional Pilot, Business, Teacher Education, and Computer Graphics/Interactive Media (CGIM). The CGIM program uniquely offers an emphasis in Computer Animation.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to University of Dubuque, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at University of Dubuque is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 79.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||79.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Dubuque is 15:1, and the school has 58.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Dubuque include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Transportation and Materials Moving; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Education; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.0 percent.
University of Dubuque has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,674, with a gender distribution of 56.9 percent male students and 43.1 percent female students. At this school, 42.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Dubuque is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
University of Dubuque offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Dubuque also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Dubuque, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Dubuque.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Dubuque, 87.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,809.
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||$24,530 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,880 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data