University of Dubuque

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University of Dubuque can be found in Dubuque, IA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled at University of Dubuque.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 840 (25th percentile) to 1080 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 22 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to University of Dubuque. We were able to estimate the University of Dubuque average GPA (2.80 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. University of Dubuque admits approximately 70% of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, about 26% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Dubuque Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Dubuque was reported as 72.7% in Fall 2020 with over 2,050 college applications submitted to University of Dubuque. 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: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Dubuque?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Dubuque, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Dubuque has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.7%
  • 2017-2018: 74.2%
  • 2018-2019: 73.0%
  • 2019-2020: 72.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.3%

How Does University of Dubuque Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Dubuque is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Clarke University93.9%
Loras College75.3%
Cornell College61.8%
Mount Mercy University66.0%
Coe College63.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 540
Math420 - 540
Total Score840 - 1080
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 22
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