University of Dubuque

University of Dubuque
2000 University Ave
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Year Founded: 1852
President: Dr. Jeffrey Bullock
Enrollment: 1,921
University of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque (UD) is a private University affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It was founded in 1852 by Dutch immigrant Adrian Van Vliet to educate German-speaking ministers who could communicate with incoming immigrants. In 1902, new programs emerged to form what is now the University of Dubuque.

Located in Iowa’s first city, Dubuque is home to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, the Dubuque Museum of Art, a variety of shops and restaurants, event venues, and more. The city of nearly 60,000 boasts miles of trails for walking, hiking, biking, and many Mississippi waterway and byway activities.

Over the last 20 years, UD initiated a variety of initiatives to help increase enrollment, improve academic programs, and beautify the campus with contemporary building projects. Over the past 20 years, the University has invested over $250 million in new campus construction and renovations.

During this period, UD’s enrollment has grown by over 400% with current student enrollment peaking to nearly 2,300. Representing 43 states and 22 countries, its student population puts UD on the map as one of the most diverse private colleges in Iowa.

Distinctive Facts & Features
  • The Diamond Educational Model
  • Research Fellowships
  • World View Seminar
  • Academic Support and Success Center
  • Writing Center
  • Disability Services
  • TRIO/Student Support Services
  • First-Year Experience
  • Bridge Program
  • 60 student organizations/clubs, 25 intramural sports, and 23 varsity athletic teams.
  • Weekly Chapel Services
  • J-Term
  • Honors Program
  • Center for Vocation and Civic Engagement
Student Profile
  • 1,921 Undergraduate Students
  • Undergrad Students full time: 87%
  • Male: 62%
  • Female: 38%
  • Out of State Students: 57%
  • From 43 states and 22 countries
Most Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Physician Assistant
  • Theology
  • Aviation
  • Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Education
  • Health Wellness
  • Tuition: $35,570         
  • Room & Board: $9,350
Financial Aid Data
Estimated Average Financial Aid Packages:
  • First Year Students: $25,021
  • All Undergrads: $17,871
  • Full-time Faculty: 94
  • Part-time Faculty: 283
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 15 to 1         
Athletics and Intramural Activities
  • NCAA Division III
  • 23 Teams and numerous Intramural Sports 

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