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The University of Dubuque, established in 1852 and often abbreviated as UD, is a private, coeducational university located in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. The campus of the university is urban. The university is well known for the courses it offers in business administration, religion, philosophy, sociology, flight operations, physical education, aviation management, etc.

The academic divisions of the university include:

  • School of Business
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Professional Programs
  • Theological Seminary
The sports teams of the university are called the Spartans. The official mascot of the university is the Spartan. The teams participate in intercollegiate golf, soccer, basketball, cross country, track and field, wrestling, tennis, football, softball, etc. The university also has a club sports team that participates in ice hockey.

Profile of University of Dubuque

University of Dubuque is found in Dubuque, IA. Dubuque is a small city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Presbyterian Church (USA) identity. University of Dubuque is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at the school.

Course Topics

University of Dubuque has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in transportation, computer science and engineering, and conservation and resource management.

University of Dubuque Selectivity

Admission to University of Dubuque is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 410 and 530.


University of Dubuque has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 1, 560 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

University of Dubuque offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. University of Dubuque values student athletics, and belongs to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

University of Dubuque Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management69business management, accounting, marketing, business administration
Religion and Philosophy48ministry, theology, religion, philosophy
Transportation35commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Education and Teaching26elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, biology teaching, English teaching, science teaching, health teaching, math teaching, Education
Computer Science and Engineering22computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine16registered nursing
Liberal Arts12sociology, speech and rhetoric, English, Spanish language, general studies, international relations, liberal arts and sciences, economics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11health and physical Education
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and safety
Science9biology, geology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences
Therapy and Counselling8psychology
Media6communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Law0legal studies
Art Studies0art studies
Family and Social Work0social work

Contact: University of Dubuque

University of Dubuque

2000 University Ave

Dubuque, IA 52001

General Phone: (563) 589-3000


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