Resources › For Students and Parents University of Dubuque Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Dubuque. Nicky Story / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated July 31, 2017 University of Dubuque Description: The University of Dubuque is a small private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university's curriculum has a liberal arts focus, but the school also has several professional programs such as nursing and flight operations (the university has a facility at the Dubuque Airport). Professional fields in business, computer information systems, and aviation are among the most popular with undergraduates. At the master's level, the university has a robust MBA program. Academics at UD are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active and includes a small fraternity and sorority system. In athletics, the UD Spartans compete in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The university fields nine men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. Admissions Data (2016): University of Dubuque Acceptance Rate: 76%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 380 / 510SAT Math: 360 / 490SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for Iowa collegesACT Composite: 17 / 22ACT English: 15 / 22ACT Math: 16 / 23What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Iowa colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,294 (1,924 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 59% Male / 41% Female87% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $28,700Books: $950 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,060Other Expenses: $900Total Cost: $39,610 University of Dubuque Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 92%Loans: 92%Average Amount of AidGrants: $17,525Loans: $12,293 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Aviation Management, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Flight Operations Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%Transfer Out Rate: 26%4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%6-Year Graduation Rate: 45% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling, Baseball, Basketball, LacrosseWomen's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of Dubuque, You May Also Like These Schools: Drake University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLewis University: Profile Upper Iowa University: Profile Simpson College: Profile University of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHastings College: Profile Winona State University: Profile Central College: Profile Clarke University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Dubuque Mission Statement: read the complete mission statement at http://www.dbq.edu/mission.cfm "The University of Dubuque is a small, private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) offering undergraduate, graduate, and theological seminary programs. The University is comprised of individuals from the region, the nation, and the world..."