Clarke University

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Clarke University (formerly known as Clarke College) is a private, four-year higher education institution located in Dubuque, Iowa. The university is affiliated with the Catholic Church and is one of only three Roman Catholic post-secondary higher education institutions in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Total annual enrollment at Clarke is approximately 1,200 undergraduate students.

Clarke’s 55-acre campus sits atop a prominent hill overlooking the city of Dubuque. The south edge of campus is bordered by West Locust Street and the north edge by the Clarke Crest Court. To the east of campus is Clarke Crest Driven and to the west North Grandview Avenue. The campus is situated in an urban area surrounded by residential neighborhoods, houses, a high school and golf course. Clarke campus comprises an athletic field and 16 academic and administrative buildings. The university’s campus is bisected from North to South by Clarke Drive, the campus’ “main street”. Almost all of the school’s 16 buildings are located along Clarke Drive, making it very easy to find your way around campus.

General Information

Admission Office

1550 Clarke Drive

Dubuque, IA 52001-3198

(563) 588-6316

(800) 383-2345

Fax: (563) 588-6789

Contact: Andy Schroeder

Director of Admission
Main Address

1550 Clarke Drive

Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 588-6300

Total undergrads: 956

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 136

Degree-seeking undergrads: 940

Graduate enrollment: 200


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A,B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A,B
Drama/Theater Arts A,B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General A,B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A,B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A,B
Religion/Religious Studies A,B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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