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UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE - [UD], DUBUQUE, IOWA

Dubuque, IowaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1852Established Year
  2366Enrollment

University of Dubuque: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sonal Vaid Sonal Vaid
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The University of Dubuque is one of the best small, private Christian universities offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary degrees. The University is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA. 

Located in Iowa, the University houses over 2,385 students. The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education along with the Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education grants institutional membership to the university. 

Rankings

  • According to US News and World Reports, the University of Dubuque stands at #95 in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities Midwest. 
  • The Times Higher Education ranks DU >600th in 2020 for Universities in the USA.

Highlights

Year of Establishment1852
LocationDubuque, Iowa
Type of UniversityPrivate
Campus SettingUrban
Established1852
Total Student Enrollment (Fall 2018)2,385
International Students2,500 International Graduates 
Annual Acceptance Rate76%
Academic CalendarSemester-based 
Basic Tuition Fee (UG International)35,060 USD/ year
Basic Tuition Fee (PG International)735 USD per credit hour
Test Scores AcceptedACT/SAT, TOEFL/IELTS
Campus HousingAvailable
Official Websitedbq.edu

Programs, Faculties, And Divisions

The University of Dubuque offers students undergraduate and graduate programs in various study fields. 

  • The university offers Associate of Science and Associate of Arts along with various Bachelor degrees such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • With over 34 UG majors and several minors in study areas ranging from business, computer science, education, economics, etc.
  • The university also offered six master programs such as Master of Arts in Communication, Master of Business Administration and Master in Management in Aviation Leadership, Communication Management, Organizational Diversity & inclusion Leadership, and Sport Management. 
  • The university also offers a special MBA that is designed only for Asian students who want to study at a college in America. 

Campus and Housing Facilities

The University of Dubuque has one main Dubuque campus, in Iowa. Along with the Charles C. Myers library, it houses residential and dining halls. It also includes an office of technology, career services, a wellness center and disability access amongst others.

The University of Dubuque has three main residence halls for UG students while six apartment complexes for upperclassmen students.

  • Aitchison Hall has two female and male floors along with a common lounge. Located towards the north, it is adjacent to Peters Commons. 
  • Cassat Hall is located near one of the Wellness Centres and other athletic fields. There is a co-ed hall dedicating one floor for women and the other three for men.
  • Chlapaty Hall is the newest residence hall for sophomores. It incorporates 11 pods which include 7 double bedrooms.
  • Donnell Hall is one of the freshman halls on campus. Located near the Chlapaty Hall, it has a similar living arrangement as that of Cassat Hall.
  • Park Village consists of six apartment buildings, three apartments host three floors while the other three contain four floors. They are built only for upper-class UG students. 
  • The Seminary Townhouse consists of thirty-two 3 to 4 bedrooms, they are also equipped with a refrigerator, an electric stove, dishwasher, air conditioner, and a one-car garage. It houses seminary students, graduate students, and a few undergraduate students.

Dining Services

The dining services include a Full Meal Plan A, Standard Meal Plan B, Minimum Meal Plan C, and Commuter Meal Plan D. They differ based on meals per semester ranging from 75 to 280 and costs running from 1,095 USD to 2,610 USD, respectively. The University also provides an online catering management system to custom menus for special occasions. 

Application Process

Application: All International UG applications are made through the online application portal or Common Application. The applications for Graduate programs are also submitted through the online portal.

Application Fee: An application fee of 25 USD is applicable for both bachelor's and master’s degrees.

Application Deadline:

Admission Requirements: Applicants wishing to be considered for admission to the University of Dubuque must submit the following for review: 

  • A completed application for admission
  • An essay
  • Secondary school report
  • Two teachers/professor evaluations
  • Scores of standardized exams to study in the USA- ACT or SAT test results 
  • English proficiency scores- TOEFL or IELTS
ExamMinimum Required Scores
TOEFL500 PBT
61 iBT
IELTS5.0
  • Official transcripts submitted directly by the high school/college(s) or other educational institutions attended 
  • A personal interview with a college admission counselor

Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Costs for the 2020-21 Academic Year: The estimated expenses to be incurred by an undergraduate student at the university for 2020-21 are:

ExpensesAnnual Fee (in USD)
Tuition35,060
Student Fee1,550
Room (Double Occupancy)5,300
Board (Standard Meal Plan)5,200
Orientation Fee (once)100
Books950
Other Expenses(Transportation, personal expenses, etc.)1,500

Tuition Fee for the graduate program at the university: The tuition fee for the graduate program at the university is 735 USD per credit hour. The total program fee has been listed below:

ProgramTotal Credit HoursTotal Program Fee (in USD)
Master of Arts in Communication30 credits22,050 
Master of Business Administration36 credits26,460 
Masters in Management30 credits22,050

Scholarships And Financial Aids

The University of Dubuque offers several financial aid options. These include various state federal grants, academic merit-based scholarships, private loans, as well as student employment. 

International students are not eligible for federal aid and can therefore apply for various merit-based scholarships at the university. Some of the merit-based scholarships include:

ScholarshipCriteriaScholarship Amount (in USD)
Heritage Society Scholarshipcumulative high school GPA of 3.815,000
Presidential Scholarshipcumulative high school GPA of 3.312,000
Dean’s Merit Scholarshipcumulative high school GPA of 3.08,000
Forerunner Awardcumulative high school GPA of 2.56,000

International students can also apply for various international scholarships or education loans to finance their education in the USA at the University of Dubuque. These scholarships are awarded by the private organizations or the education ministry in respective home countries. 

Alumni Network

The alumni are presented with a few awards for their exemplary contributions, such as the Manning Award, Athletics Award, and several Achievement Awards. Some of the notable alumni are: 

  • Tony Danza, American Actor; 
  • Walter Soboleff, religious scholar; 
  • Richard Aborn, President of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City
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University of Dubuque Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2518
FAFSA Code001891
Application Cost$25
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$32,670 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score10109001120 12%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500450550-
Mathematics510450570-
ACTCheck Detailed Score191622 88%
English201623-
Mathematics181521-

University of Dubuque Acceptance Rate

74.2%

Acceptance Rate

1761

Total Applicants

2518

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

55.7%

Male

44.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program74.1%
Total Applicants2734
Total Enrolled2027
Graduate
Graduate Programs74.1%
Total Applicants663
Total Enrolled491

University of Dubuque Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Dubuque Enrollment2518
Undergraduate Enrollment2027
Graduate Enrollment491
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate39.8%

Attendance Cost

$32,670

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$32,670 / Year
Post Graduate Program$38,222 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$950 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,450 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$900 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,070 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,790 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,500 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
215321292434
+1-563.589.3000
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2000 University Avenue Dubuque, IA 52001
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Shopping Mall

Plaza 200.61 Km
Dubuque farmer's market2.48 Km
Asbury Plaza4.69 Km

Hospital

Malcolm Medical Hospital0.62 Km
Eisel Megan M, PA-C0.77 Km
Tri-State Family Practice0.78 Km
Suraj Pazhoor M.D.0.79 Km
Lisa Tyler A.R.N.P.0.79 Km
Alexander Chung M.D.0.79 Km
UnityPoint Clinic Cardiology - Dubuque0.79 Km
Connor Rucks A.R.N.P.0.79 Km
Jared Nyabuti M.D.0.79 Km
Jaime Kemp A.R.N.P.0.79 Km
Rebekah Bond M.D.0.79 Km
Alexander Johnson M.D.0.79 Km
Finley Maternity Services0.8 Km
Grand River Medical Group: Pediatric Clinic0.86 Km
Anderegg Gibson And Springer Phds1.23 Km
MercyOne Dubuque Home Health Care1.74 Km
MERCY HOSPITAL1.74 Km
Mercy Medical Center1.77 Km
Affordable Healthcare, Kelly McMahon ARNP2.24 Km
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Pharmacy

MedOne0.74 Km
Amber L. Kelley, PharmD0.8 Km
Denny L. Miller, RPh0.8 Km
CVS Pharmacy2.28 Km
Kimberly A. Manternach, PharmD2.66 Km
Ronald L. Hunt, RPh2.66 Km
Martin C. Kluesner, PharmD2.66 Km
Jennifer L. Uptegraph, PharmD2.85 Km
Union Family Pharmacy3.07 Km
Brenda J. Thies, RPh3.39 Km
Walmart Pharmacy3.46 Km
Sam's Club Pharmacy4.28 Km
Hartig Long-Term Care Pharmacy6.37 Km
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Airport

Finley Hospital Heliport0.78 Km

Book Store

Bookstore1.58 Km
Books-A-Million2.21 Km
Bam2.22 Km
Dubuque Religious Center Inc.2.36 Km
Nimble Wits2.37 Km
River Lights Bookstore2.39 Km
Expressions of Faith2.79 Km
Goldenharp Ministries3.01 Km
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Super Market

Target Grocery2.24 Km
Fareway Grocery2.35 Km
Family Dollar2.7 Km
Eagle Country Market3.02 Km
Walmart Supercenter3.41 Km
ALDI4.35 Km
Hy-Vee Pharmacy4.62 Km
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