University of Dubuque

377 reviews
  1. Dubuque, IA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Dubuque is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
2000 University Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Range
780-980
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,265/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,386/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,811/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,268/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,817/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,715/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,589Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • We have students from all over the world
    67%
  • We have students from all over the country
    20%
  • Average and from the midwest
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.29 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • There is always something to do and learn
    40%
  • Personal experiences happen everyday.
    33%
  • Dry
    27%

After University of Dubuque

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

Reviews

377 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    115
  • Average
    163
  • Poor
    32
  • Terrible
    23
Dubuque is a very welcoming city. So many cultures from around the world! You learn don't just learn in school but you learn from the other student you study with. The campus is a dry campus, promotes ideas to stay safe and healthy and makes you feel like home very easily. It's a small, private University with a lot to offer in culture, adventure, sports, career paths (example: ROTC), and education. It gives a lot to people who live and learn there and they all give back. There are many restaurants/bars to eat at. Parks to run, workout, or bring the family to. Casinos for gamblers. Hockey rink. And a lot of historical monuments through out the city. It's one big adventure for you to follow.
  • College Junior
  • June 19 2013
I go to college in Iowa and in Iowa..."As long as you are in the cornfields, you're going to need a car." It's a big hussle getting around campus. Moreover we pay so much for little services and have to wait long hours (if not days) for something to be fixed. There is a lack of variation with the food in the cafeteria, moreover, they reuse some food again, and again until no one eats it is when they will throw away. However, the security is quite good and the nightlife is not as bad, there's night clubs, bars, and casinos. There are also different stores around Dubuque so it has a homey feeling for someone like me who lives in the Twin Cities. Overall, it's okay!
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 24 2014
Dubuque is a medium sized city (for the midwest!) with a lot of off-campus dining options. As far as walking distance, there's a Subway, Little Ceaser's, Hardees, and a local Tai resturant. If you're willing to take the time and gas to drive, there's plent more dining options Dubuque has to offer. There are quiet a few chinese places and all of the standard fast-food places. Buffalo Wild Wings is a popular place to eat for the college students in the area. Dubuque as a pretty neat historic downtown area on the Mississippi river with a lot of local charm. There isn't a shortage of great places to eat downtown, one of my favorites, though a little more pricy, is L May. They offer great food and an awesome atmosphere with a lot of musical entertainment. Vinny Vinichi's is a great authentic Italian place downtown also. Whatever it is you like, there isn't a shortage of food around UD!
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 22 2011