Whether you are coming from just across the Wisconsin bridge or a few hours away, there are so many opportunities waiting for you at Clarke University! At home in Dubuque, Iowa, our faculty and staff can help you not only take your first step toward your dream job but in making lifelong friendships, enjoying new experiences, and exceeding what you thought possible. Add to that the support of your classmates, friends, and neighbors and you’ll have to ask yourself – “Why Go Anywhere Else?”
Get to Know Clarke and Dubuque, Iowa
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. In recent years, we’ve welcomed students from 41 states and 23 countries to campus and we pull from those diverse experiences to create academic and social spaces that help you do and be your best.
That sense of support is also central to life in our hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. Nearly 3,000 of our Clarke alumni live and work in Dubuque county, granting you access to fantastic internship, career, and community opportunities you can’t find anywhere else.
Explore the Region
Whether you love exploring the natural wonders along the area’s many hiking and biking trails, doing a little retail therapy at the local boutique, or discovering your new favorite band at one the downtown’s many restaurants and event spaces, Dubuque has something for everyone.
When you want to change things up, a new adventure is just a few hours away!
Madison, Wisconsin 1:30 Iowa City, Iowa 1:40
La Crosse, Wisconsin 2:30 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2:45
Chicago, Illinois 3:30 Minneapolis, Minnesota 4:30
A Community of Support
Our commitment to academic excellence extends beyond the classroom with support services and involvement opportunities, such as:
- The Margaret Mann Academic Resource Center (MARC) assists with tutoring, study groups, peer mentoring, and any learning or physical accommodations.
- Career Services can connect you with internships, jobs, and other resources to make sure you graduate as a prepared professional.
- Engagement and Intercultural Programs partners with Campus Ministry and others to offer service learning in the Dubuque community and beyond.
Invested in your Involvement
Community service, music and theatre performances, athletic events – Clarke University has got it all! There are many ways to get involved on campus and you can even earn scholarships for participating in athletics, fine arts, and more.