Dubuque, IA
University of Dubuque


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Recent Reviews

Luis
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its aviation, computer graphics, and nursing programs. Oh yeah, Tony Danza went to UD also.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Its aviation, computer graphics, and nursing programs. Oh yeah, Tony Danza went to UD also.

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

With so many colleges vying for new students, a few put on a good show and try oh-so-hard to impress potential freshmen. if you really want to see what a college is like, sit in on classes, see if there is a way for you to stay on campus for a Friday for classes and then the weekend to see what it's like. If possible try to attend classes focused on something you might be interested in majoring in. And remember, it's OKAY to change your major. Just because you picked something to start with doesn't mean that you have to stick with. Being stuck in a career you hate because you felt an obligation towards that major in college is definitely something you don't want to live with. Parents: yes you have more experience and wisdom etc. etc., but this is your child's future, let them decide where they want to go. You can guide them a little, but please, don't smother them with your profound insight on the fact that you, the parent, know what they want more than they do. Trust me, you don't.

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

There's nothing really bad at our school, but the worst thing might be the lack of parking. It's a rapidly growing school and the college is in the middle of a residential area, with little to no room for expansion.

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

The University of Dubuque is a richly diverse, friendly, academically engaging campus where students from from all over the w...

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

The University of Dubuque is a richly diverse, friendly, academically engaging campus where students from from all over the world come to expereince the beauty of a small Mid -Western town set on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi while earning a degree from a respected university with a emphasis on Presbyterian tradition and moral character.

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

The task of choosing the right college may seem daunting and even frightening to parents. Sending your student off to a place where they will most likely be on there on for the first time can be very stressful. When researching schools it is imperative that the campus has more than just the desired degree to offer. Check the councelling services, new student orientation practices, the rules and regulations of the campus dorms, and the security and emergency alert procedures. Making sure these things are in place will bring peace of mind. Talking to alumni and current students is a great way to get an idea of the academic expectaions, social activities and resources available within the campus community. A tour of the campus and surrounding community is also a great way to ensure your student is a good fit for the school of their choice. Making sure your student feels comfortable in their new environment will make the transition to college life easier for both of you!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about the university is the lack of parking available for students.

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

Finding the right college is a very personal choice and I don't believe that it can be fully decided until that students take...

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

Finding the right college is a very personal choice and I don't believe that it can be fully decided until that students takes the time to visit each college, sometimes more than once. For me, when I got to the University of Dubuque...it felt like home. I immediately fell in love with the campus and being able to sit in on a couple of the classes really showed me that I wanted to attend a school that could provide the small class sizes. First figure out the basics: do you want a classroom with 15 or 150 other students, do you want to walk from class to class and see familiar faces or have most of the people you see be strangers, and lastly, does that school offer what you are looking for as far as a major goes. Location is key too...do you want to be able to drive home on the weekends or only go back to visit for christmas break. After you have answered these questions, that should help narrow down your choices.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is looking for a small, comfortable, career-focused university should attend the University of Dubuque. The students and staff are friendly and helpful and the classes are just the right size to provide the one-on-one attention. There are many organizations and fun activities outside of the classroom as well.

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

My advice would be for the students and parents would be make a college visit, hang out on campus with some students, see if ...

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

My advice would be for the students and parents would be make a college visit, hang out on campus with some students, see if you feel comfortable. Make sure you ask question regarding your priorities on what you want in a college and if this college will meet your needs. Most of all I believe that smaller colleges like the one I attend make it easier to focus and gives you more one on one time with the teacher. When you have more one on one interaction a teacher can become a friend, mentor or even a good reference on a resume. Most of all make sure the college fits your needs and wants! Make sure it makes you happy!! As I always say..... "Follow your intuition with a smile, live a dream!"

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

Before I came to this school I wish I would have known how well the teachers interact on a student level. It is so easy to get to know the teachers and students at this school. If I would have known this before I came, I wouldn't have attended a community college before hand! I wish I would have known how much I would truely enjoy attending the University of Dubuque.

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

The best advise I could give to a student would be to try and narrow down your career goals before you get to college. Commi...

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

The best advise I could give to a student would be to try and narrow down your career goals before you get to college. Comming in with no idea what you want to do might not detract from the overall college experience, but it could end up costing you more money than if you focus towards a career the whole time. Also, a fine ballance needs to be maintained between staying focused and enjoying the college experience. For most of us, we only get to do this once. Don't let the new experiences distract you from your goals, but also dont let your goals make you miss out on new experiences. Grades are important, but a "B" or a "C" is not the end of the world. College is about more than academics and I would not trade the experiences I've had or the friends I made for the world.

What's unique about your campus?

I like the small class sizes. This made it possible for the prfessors to spend a lot of one on one time with me and i feel this really helped my progression through the course here.

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

I wish that I had known how much money it would have saved me to get my associates digree and private through commercial rateings at a community college.

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

When looking for a college to attend, begin by choosing one that has your desired major, or something from which you would li...

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

When looking for a college to attend, begin by choosing one that has your desired major, or something from which you would like to make a career. Second, make campus visits or at least talk to as many people, preferably students, from that school as you can. Maximizing your knowledge about a school is key. Are class sizes so big that you will get lost in the crowd? Is this something that you would like? How do the teachers interact with students and other faculty? The point of this is to get a feel of the campus culture, to see how the people there interact with each other, and to determine if you will fit in. Making the most out of your college experience will depend on what you want college to be. If you enjoy being in groups, don't be shy in your classes. Get to know people. Don't focus too much on school or friends. Find a good balance that is healthy and won't stress you out. Some people involve themselves in too many activities and have no time for friends. Most importantly, don't change who you are to impress someone. Just be yourself!

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about UD is the fact that there are very small class sizes which allow for more one on one time with the teacher. If I am having trouble understanding a concept or something that is being taught, I can ask the teacher right away and I will get a direct answer right away. Another reason is that my teachers know me by my name and I know them by their name. It makes school much more personal.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

There is nobody that should not attend this school. UD accepts everyone and everyone gets along very well. The only reason that you should not attend UD is because we do not have your major.

Joel
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

small, close faculty, friendly, excellent aviation program that competes with embry-riddle and univesity of north dakota.

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

small, close faculty, friendly, excellent aviation program that competes with embry-riddle and univesity of north dakota.

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

Do not pressure your kids into college. College is important to some degree but focus on your kids. Its ok to change majors and to take breaks. Do as much as you can without too much stress. If college isn't right for kids than it's ok. There is more to life than meets the eye. Good Luck with the search! and always keep moving forward!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Money because of the current us situation. Also I'm a flight student.... equals most graduates enter regional airline whose base pay for first year is 18,000-24,000 dollars and have student loans nearing 100,000 dollars more or less. Thats a house payment! That's the most frustrating thing is paying off loans and making it after graduation.

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

Has everything you could expect and so much more!

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

Has everything you could expect and so much more!

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

Try not to pressure your children/or yourself into determining what major is best for you, because more than likely you will change your mind. Find a place where you find comfortable and welcome in, from there the rest will fall into place.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

There's a social group for everyone to fit into!

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  • $28,700
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