Clarke University

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Clarke University can be found in Dubuque, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Clarke University has only around 900 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 940 (25th percentile) - 1120 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Clarke University average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 94% of all applicants are accepted to Clarke University, from which 13% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Clarke University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Clarke University was reported as 93.9% in Fall 2020 with over 1,070 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Clarke University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Clarke University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Clarke University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.9%
  • 2017-2018: 63.2%
  • 2018-2019: 82.5%
  • 2019-2020: 93.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 75.6%

How Does Clarke University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Clarke University is sixty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Maranatha Baptist Bible College76.7%
Monmouth College66.7%
Iowa Wesleyan College58.3%
Ripon College69.5%
University of Minnesota-Rochester60.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Clarke University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 560
Math470 - 560
Total Score940 - 1120
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 22
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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