General Information About Clarke University
We are a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts university founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke educates students at the post-secondary level in the liberal arts and sciences, the fine arts, selected professional programs, and graduate programs. We, the faculty, students, staff and administration are a caring, learning community committed to excellence in education. We provide a supportive environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth, promotes global awareness and social responsibility, and deepens spiritual values. To Foster Our Mission: WE ENCOURAGE personal and intellectual growth by: challenging ourselves to grow, experiment, and explore fostering critical thinking and informed decision-making requiring articulate communication of thoughts and ideas setting high standards for quality utilizing the best tools available for learning providing skills for success in the contemporary world developing creativity, aesthetic awareness, and appreciation encouraging personal initiative and leadership promoting physical well-being instilling a passion for life-long learning. WE PROMOTE global awareness and social responsibility by: supporting and caring for one another recognizing the responsibility and necessity to serve others reaching out actively to serve the community respecting individual rights, privacy, and diversity raising consciousness regarding contemporary issues emphasizing peaceful resolutions to conflict modeling collaboration in leadership bringing about positive changes as responsible members of a world community. WE DEEPEN spiritual values by: supporting the Catholic tradition enhancing one's own search for the Sacred applying spiritual values in our lives challenging ourselves to understand other traditions experiencing community celebrations of faith. THEREFORE, we envision our graduates to be persons who believe in and demonstrate: intellectual rigor and curiosity critical analysis and informed decision-making spiritual depth and values aesthetic sensitivity and cultural appreciation active community involvement contemporary professional skills in field of choice personal and social responsibility acceptance of diversity in people and ideas self-knowledge, self-confidence, and self-motivation.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Roman Catholic
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 823 Percent Admitted 77% Men Admitted 75% Women Admitted 78% Full Time Retention Rate 78%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 440 533 Math 420 610 Writing 410 490
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 21 26 English 20 26 Math 20 26 Writing 20 29
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,304 Native American 0 Asian 9 African American 14 Hispanic 20 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 834 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 145