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Why Go Anywhere Else?

Why Go Anywhere Else?

Be Your Best Self At Clarke University

The thing we think you’ll love about Clarke is that here, you’re never just one thing. You’re not just a student – you’re a professional exploring their future career. You’re more than an athlete or an artist – you’re an individual who delights, entertains, and amazes. And while you may feel like one individual volunteering your time with Campus Ministry or an Earth Day clean up, Clarke connects you to a  nationwide alumni network that empowers you to make a real difference. With so many opportunities at your fingertips,  you’ll have to ask yourself – “Why Go Anywhere Else?”

Find Your Fit

At Clarke, we take a lot of pride in the rich history we’ve developed as part of the community in Dubuque, Iowa and our students and alumni spread that influence around the world. In recent years, we’ve welcomed students from 41 states and 20 countries to campus, and nearly 30% of our undergraduate population is diverse. Whether you are traveling 10 miles or 1,000 to come to Clarke, we know you will find your place in our one-of-a-kind community.

Support You Can Count On

To foster the sense of community that Clarke is known for, we invest in initiatives that support the whole student, such as: 

  • A Peer Mentor Program sponsored by the Clarke Engagement & Intercultural Office, Margaret Mann Academic Resource Center (MARC), and Social Work Department to support first-generation and underrepresented students.  
  • Expanded Counseling Services to include weekly virtual sessions for students, as well as accessible self-care spaces on campus for prayer, meditation, and wellness. 
  • Active Student Life Opportunities that capture all your interests, including athletics, music, drama, community involvement and more.
Music Majors performing at Clarke University

We Reward Your Involvement

Whether you are an actor or athlete, interested in government or gaming, have a love of the violin or volunteering, there is a place for you at Clarke. Enjoy events throughout the year ranging from music and theatre performances, gallery showings, guest lectures, community service and so much more. Add to that Clarke’s 21 men’s, women’s, and co-ed athletic teams, and there is no shortage of things to do.  

Plus, you can earn scholarships for your involvement. 100% of Clarke students receive financial aid, such as academic, athletic, and music scholarships.

More to Explore

Dubuque offers that perfect mix of close – but not too close- to home, meaning you can grow in your independence while also enjoying friends and family close by. As you explore, you’ll find that Dubuque boasts big city amenities with the ease and fun of small town life. With a mix of outdoor attractions, a thriving nightlife and shopping districts, and many close-knit community organizations, there is always something to do. Come discover all the opportunities waiting for you in Dubuque!

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