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 2,200 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 800 (25th percentile) to 1010 (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 80% of applicants each year. Of those that are admitted, about 40% enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Dubuque Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Dubuque was reported as 77.4% in Fall 2013 with over 1,460 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Dubuque has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 74.7%
  • 2010-2011: 75.8%
  • 2011-2012: 79.8%
  • 2012-2013: 77.3%
  • 2013-2014: 77.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 77.4%

How Does University of Dubuque Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Dubuque is thirty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Clarke University77.5%
Loras College69.0%
Cornell College64.1%
Mount Mercy University68.5%
Coe College61.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Dubuque (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 22
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