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Campus & Student Life at Clarke University

Home to about 659 undergraduates in 2020, Clarke is a very small, private university located in Dubuque, Iowa. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Clarke offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Clarke can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Clarke Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Clarke University is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Clarke Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 9.0% of the student population at Clarke. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Clarke Disability Services.

Clarke for the Military

While not a "service academy", Clarke does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Clarke Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Clarke for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Clarke University

Clarke offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Clarke University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Clarke University

Clarke has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 659 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 634 (96.2%). Part-time attendance was 25 (3.8%).


Clarke University is Ranked #193 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Clarke receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Clarke #193 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Clarke University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Clarke by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Clarke Diversity Guide.

Clarke University Competes in the NIAA

Clarke has a total of 287 student athletes, 152 men and 135 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$3,107,203
Total Expenses (all teams)$3,107,203

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Clarke University Athletics

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