AUGUST 7, 2013: Clarke University in Dubuque has been selected as one of the best colleges in the Midwest by The Princeton Review.
The Princeton Review cited 156 Midwest schools for the honor. The ratings are based on two criteria. First, the schools must pass reviews for academic excellence. Those assessments are based on data collected in The Review’s administrator surveys and on the opinions of staff and of counselors and advisors whose opinions are invited by The Princeton Review. Second, The Review independently surveys students attending the schools through a secure online survey.
The schools are not rated in categories or in any order.
The Review has this to say about Clarke:
“Clarke University is a ‘close-knit’ Catholic school where students and faculty are ‘one big family’ and there are ‘opportunities for everyone.’
"’I love the small, personal environment that Clarke provides,’ one mathematics major says. ‘It is clear that faculty and staff care about me as an individual, and not just as another student.’
“Here, students ‘constantly feel at home and supported,’ and walking around campus you ‘always see a familiar face and are on a first-name basis with everyone.’
“Among its strong programs are the ‘respected education program’ and its ‘amazing nursing program.’"
“’Clarke emphasizes the importance of being involved in its community,’ and ‘everyone is learning from each other.’ Students love ‘the 11-to-1 student-teacher ratio’ that allows professors ‘to give you one-on-one attention, which is really beneficial.’ Professors at Clarke are ‘accessible outside of class’ and ‘hesitate (to) go on until everyone has grasped the concept being taught.’”
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. The Clarke Crusaders compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with 16 varsity teams. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.
For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.