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University of Dubuque

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1852
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,237
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $47,067,695
Admissions Address

2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001

Website

http://www.dbq.edu

Admissions E-mail

admssns@univ.dbq.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jesse James
Admissions office telephone: (800) 722-5583
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 0 N/A
Foreign language 0 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 73%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 1,001
Total acceptances: 730
Total freshman enrollment: 309
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 633
Male acceptances: 437
Male freshman enrollment: 188
 
Female applicants: 368
Female acceptances: 293
Female freshman enrollment: 121
Out-of-state freshmen: 60%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 10%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 25%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 65%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 95%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 97%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 18%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 400 – 540
Math: 410 – 560
Combined: 810 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 0.0%
600-699 7.0% 10.0%
500-599 21.0% 31.0%
400-499 50.0% 5.0%
300-399 12.0% 9.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 85%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 22
Math: 18 – 23
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%
24-29 12.0% 11.0% 21.0%
18-23 75.0% 75.0% 60.0%
12-17 12.0% 12.0% 18.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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