Clarke University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4933 of 14,131 In the World
#1381 of 2,597 In North America
#1304 of 2,496 In the United States
#23 of 39 In Iowa State
#2 of 5 In Dubuque

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
89%
Average SAT
1022
Average ACT
22
Avg. cost to attend
$25,756 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
659
Graduates
196
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
clarke.edu

Clarke University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 89% 87% 93%
Applicants 1,102 702 400
Admissions 983 610 373
Freshmen enrolled full time 146 77 69

37 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

45 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
52 or 36%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 918
or below

75% of them
had 1126
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Clarke University are 918-1126 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
94 or 64%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Clarke University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 583 (68%)
Hispanic 80 (9%)
Black or African American 69 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 67 (8%)
Two or more races 29 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 16 (2%)
Asian 6 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$25,756/year
Average aid awarded
$22,884
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $21,117
$30-48K $24,023
$48-75K $22,412
$75-110K $27,232
$110K+ $27,557

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $34,650$11,937
Tuition in-state $34,650$11,937
Tuition out-of-state $34,650$11,937
Fee in-district $1,100$182
Fee in-state $1,100$182
Fee out-of-state $1,100$182

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 593
Combined charge for room and board $10,200
Room charge $4,800
Meal charge $5,400

Clarke University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Physical Therapy & Therapist 29
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 29
Social Work 5 24
Business Administration and Management, General 21 4
Education, General 19
Psychology, General 18
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 13
Elementary Education and Teaching 12
Athletic Training & Trainer 11
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 11
Secondary Education and Teaching 7
Communication, General 3
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
Fine & Studio Arts, General 3
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 3
Graphic Design 2
Health and Wellness, General 2
Biochemistry 1
Chemistry, General 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 1
Environmental Studies 1
Food Science 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1
Music Performance, General 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Musical Theatre 1
Organizational Leadership 1
Philosophy 1
Grand Total 140 48 42
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 66% 58% 68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%

Publications & Citations

Publications
105
Citations
2,327

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
32 / 276
Medicine
32 / 1,269
Psychology
24 / 673
Education Majors
12 / 245
Health Science
10 / 162
Art & Design
10 / 332
Biology
9 / 327
Nursing
9 / 413
Computer Science
8 / 42
Sociology
8 / 0
Business
7 / 435
Healthcare Management (MHA)
6 / 226
Math Teachers
6 / 132
Mathematics
6 / 132
Engineering
5 / 209
Political Science
5 / 12
Gender Studies
4 / 0
Project Management
4 / 421
Chemistry
4 / 26
Gerontology
3 / 94
Creative Writing
3 / 181
Physical Therapy
3 / 18
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
3 / 0
Literature
3 / 13
Communications and Public Relations
3 / 25
Child Psychology
3 / 113
Occupational Therapy
3 / 90
Multimedia
3 / 19
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3 / 10
Economics
3 / 1
Philosophy
3 / 3
Computational Linguistics
3 / 10
Development Studies
2 / 0
Anatomy and Physiology
2 / 14
Classics and Ancient History
2 / 1
Public Health
2 / 219
Physics
2 / 1
Environmental Science
2 / 19
Biochemistry
2 / 21
History
2 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 3
1992 0 2
1993 2 6
1994 0 10
1995 4 7
1996 1 6
1997 0 25
1998 3 22
1999 5 17
2000 2 24
2001 5 27
2002 4 32
2003 9 62
2004 8 58
2005 4 90
2006 4 106
2007 1 98
2008 3 117
2009 3 125
2010 2 146
2011 4 170
2012 3 169
2013 7 185
2014 3 246
2015 6 195
2016 1 153
2017 8 129
2018 6 134
2019 5 121
2020 5 204
2021 12 214

Notable alumni

  1. Karen Morrow

    Karen Morrow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actorsinger
    Biography

    Karen Morrow is an American singer and actress best known for her work in musical theater. Her honors include an Emmy Award and a Theatre World Award, and an Ovation Award and five Drama-Logue Award nominations.

  2. Ruth Ann Gaines

    Ruth Ann Gaines
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ruth Ann Gaines is the Iowa State Representative from the 32nd District. A Democrat, she has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011. Gaines was born, raised, and resides in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1965 she graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines. She received a B.A. in drama/speech from Clarke College in 1969 and an M.A. in dramatic art from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1970.

  3. Peggy Sullivan

    Peggy Sullivan
    Years
    1929-2020 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    librarian
    Biography

    Peggy Sullivan was an American librarian and educator. She was elected president of the American Library Association and was a scholar of the history of librarianship.

  4. Nancy Dickerson

    Nancy Dickerson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-1997 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    socialiteteacherjournalist
    Biography

    Nancy Dickerson was an American radio and television journalist and researcher for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As famous as a celebrity and socialite as she was for her journalism, she later became an independent producer of documentaries.

General info

Alternative names CU
Founded 1843
Colors navy blue, gold
Academic Calendar August to May. Also Summer Session (June - July)
Total FTE staff 262
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address 1550 Clarke Dr
Dubuque, Iowa, 52001-3198
United States
City population 60,000
Phone 5635886300
Fax +1 (563) 588 6789

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