About Clarke University

Founded in 1843, Clarke University. is a Private college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 801 full time undergraduate students, and 242 full time graduate students.

The Clarke University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 94 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Clarke University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate64%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range856-1060
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

82% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 48% were in the top quarter, and 18% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Clarke University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
14%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
14%
“We bought the gear”
71%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
29%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
57%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
14%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
43%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
43%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
57%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
14%
“We bought the gear”
71%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
14%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
43%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
43%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
29%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
43%
“There might be people who do”
57%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    22 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    19 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    26 Students rated campus food 4.3 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    33 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    33 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    33 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    33 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    33 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

Clarke University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Clarke University?

12 Students rated Clarke University

Cameron - 04/07/2020

Since I have become a 'Clarkie' I have had an amazing experience. The campus is just the right size for those of you who do not want to overwhelmed by size, it feels more like home, everyone is so friendly and is there to make lifelong friends and have an awesome career!

Haley - 11/10/2019

I was accepted and am planning to attend Clarke University in the fall of 2020. On my visits to Clarke, I have felt nothing but safe and encouraged. The professors and staff are friendly and welcoming and seem to care very much about the wellbeing and education of the students. The facilities of the university are well kept and have a comforting feel that illuminates as soon as you walk in. Students are accepting and see the whole school as one big family. It is reasonable to say that Clarke University is a great place to pursue an education and grow as a person.

Juan - 11/05/2019

It’s amazing very peacefully everyone is so nice and they say hello to you it’s like home away from home the sports culture is big here everyone comes out to the games and supports their fellow students it’s mike one big family just studying together

Ashley - 10/15/2019

Clarke University is personally the best college that I have ever attended. I love it there and the staff and faculty are all very welcoming and sweet. The campus is put in the middle of the town which makes things quite accessible to the students. Then the campus itself has very pretty scenery and is very well kept up with.

Clarke University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Clarke University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Clarke University is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Time management and goals are the key to succeeding in college. Many college freshman fail in these two categories. They often fail to realize that study habits will be much different in college than in high school. Much more time must be dedicated to studying in college. So when students only focus on their social life, they tend to fall behind on their academic studies. There needs to be a good balance between academics and social life. When both of these areas are balanced, one is able to life a memorable and successful college life. Related to time management, living a goal oriented life is also important. College freshman need to set and prioritize their goals. Academic success needs to be at the top of the list. When a student places all of their focus on one goal, they are bound to fall behind in other areas of their lives. In order to succeed in college, students need to define and pursue their main goal while still maintaining other areas of life. It all comes back to time management and allocating the neccesary amount of time for each category or goal.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Clarke is very small and students get a lot of one on one attention. There is always someone around to help you with whatever youa re struggling with, I would say that Clarke is also a very friendly college.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the atmosphere. I love the small class sizes and the 1 on 1 connection that we have with faculty. Professors are very engaged in our learning and available for help. Everyone is very respectful and friendly on campus, which makes me feel at home.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I wish this school had a larger music department.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Outgoing students who want to attend a small college. The instructors know who you are and will talk to you about missing classes. Its a good school for people who are more reserved too because it is easy to get to know people and the professors and staff care about the students.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about how the teachers and proffesors are student oriented. I also am proud of how I have been able to succeed. My academic success is most influenced by hard work, but also by the help of proffesors who really do care about the students. In most large universities, the faculuty does not care about the students. At Clarke, the faculuty really do care about the success of the students.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    Well-rounded students for the most part. Some of them are slackers and don't realize their faults until later. But once they do, they shape up quickly. A few students here and there are outstanding and are rightfully at the front of the pack. Work ethic is spot on, with a few exceptions as usual.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    THE PDS IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Clarke is such a small school that it really feels like home. Everyone is so friendly, and people actually seem to care about each other. It's the one college that I felt was doing more than just trying to get my money, and that they genuinely care about me as a person.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How much debt I would accumulate

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Person who likes a big city, likes large class size, large school, conservative, wants a very ethnical diverse atmosphere

    Read all  5 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I would say the most frustrating thing is that it is a very small college that costs alot of money.

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Student Body

Students

66%

female

34%

male

801

Total Undergrad Enrollment

242

Total Grad Students

55%

Out-Of-State

45%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

25

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

47%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Clarke University receive some sort of financial aid. 50% were awarded federal grants. While 79% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$30,900

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$9,200

Room and Board

41,300

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,654
$30 - $48K
$21,051
$48 - $75K
$23,910
$75 - $110K
$24,551
$110K & UP
$25,658

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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