Clarke University First Look Brochure

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WE ARE

CL UNIVERSIT ARKEY O N E C L A R K E . O N E C O M M U N I T Y.


Everyone is capable of remarkable things. We see it in the faces of our students who first step foot on campus confident, yet uncertain, who will learn about the world, travel it, and change it. Their potential, just like yours, is limitless. The key is to cultivate it. It’s what makes a babysitter become a caretaker and then head nurse. It’s how dreams turn from scribbles in the margins of your notebook into the full-blown reality you once thought impossible. We know that limitless possibilities live inside you. What you will find, and what will bring out your absolute best, is a feeling of community, positivity, safety, and encouragement coupled with the connections needed to make you a more dynamic and authentic you.

5 REASONS WE THINK

CLARKE IS A GREAT FIT FOR YOU:

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From classmates and professors to coaches and dining staff, we get to know everyone by their first name and unique story. This creates a community of support you can count on.

We proudly proclaim and live our core values: education, charity, justice, and freedom. We deeply believe that every single person has dignity and worth.

Our well-rounded, excellent academic programs will guarantee that you graduate as a career- and life-ready professional.

You will be immersed in our vibrant campus community where opportunities are endless, including service learning, unique internships, and study abroad.

Not only will we promise to help you achieve your goals, we will make certain that you exceed your personal best. When you are part of the Pride, you're family.

we are

ONE CLARKE, ONE COMMUNITY. Learn more at clarke.edu


we can see it

YOU'RE A FUTURE

CLARKIE



ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Choosing a major in college is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a young adult. Consider what you love to do, what you are drawn to, and what you excel at.

Clarke is a student-centered university with opportunities for you to learn and grow. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, our committed and highly qualified faculty challenge students to think, search, and explore.

Take a deep breath. You don’t need to know your major on day one. You’ll get there. We believe in you.

Accounting

Interdisciplinary Arts

Art (Studio)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Art Education

Justice & Peace Studies

Biochemistry

Mathematics

Business Administration

Music

• Pre-Athletic Training 3+2 program • Pre-Physical Therapy

Liberal Studies

Biology

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

3+3 program at Clarke • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Veterinary Medicine • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Law

Finance (emphasis)

Music Education

Management (emphasis)

Nursing

Marketing (emphasis)

Nutrition & Food Science

of Law, Drake University

Chemistry

Philosophy

University School of Law,

Communication

Psychology

Computer Information Systems

Religious Studies

Digital Media Studies

Social Welfare

Elementary Education

Social Work

Secondary Education

Sociology

Education: Special Education

Spanish Literature & Culture

English

Sport Management

Environmental Studies

Strategic Communication & Public Relations

Graphic Design Health, Wellness & Behavioral Sciences

3+3 program with University of Iowa College

and Marquette University Law School.

thinking ahead:

GRADUATE SCHOOL For certain majors, Clarke

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offers graduate degree programs that allow students the opportunity to take graduate courses during their undergraduate

Undeclared/Open

degree. This means less time

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Learn more at clarke.edu/majors

Law School, Creighton

in graduate school and lower

Major

Minor

overall costs. Visit clarke.edu/graduate.


the journey TO YOUR BEST SELF STA RT S H E R E

The Clarke Compass is our personalized, one-ofa-kind plan that ensures that you are career- and life-ready upon graduation. Compass is here to help make sure you leave college with the skills employers seek, no matter what profession you enter.

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The common good is at the heart of Compass and serves as the unifying theme with six distinctive outcomes that include: Thinking, Global Awareness & Social Responsibility, Spirituality, Professional Preparedness, Knowledge, and Communication.

MAJOR: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

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HOMETOWN: Bellevue, Iowa INVOLVEMENTS: CSA Student Body President, Dance Marathon (CUDM) Family Relations Director, Teachers for Tomorrow, Spanish Club “I have been given great opportunities to grow and better myself at Clarke. Planning Dance Marathon gave me the skills to think through every aspect of working with a team and planning a large event. Everything from the logistics and event planning, to different perspectives and decision making, challenged me to think from various perspectives and in creative ways.”

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MAJORS: SPORT MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS

HOMETOWN: Marengo, Iowa INVOLVEMENTS: Men's Golf Team, Internship opportunities in Colorado, Photography Intern with Clarke's Marketing & Athletics Offices, Study Abroad opportunities in New Zealand and Australia “I have many favorite Clarke memories, especially my study abroad trip to New Zealand and Australia with 11 other members of the Clarke community. This trip pushed me to take risks outside my comfort zone by providing me with a deeper understanding of others, and preparing me to interact with all walks of life, as well as recognize local and global issues.”

Kaniyiah M.

MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY

HOMETOWN: Springfield, Illinois INVOLVEMENTS: Black Student Union President, Clarke Dance & Cheer Team, Campus Ministry Small Groups Leader “The courses I take and the activities I am involved in at Clarke help me as a person, especially when it comes to an understanding of myself, my values, and the world around me. While engaging with others, I enjoy observing how spirituality affects other individuals’ behavior and thinking, and Clarke has given me a better understanding of how I view the world.”

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Clarke’s Compass gives you the flexibility and ability to choose from general coursework, major coursework, and experiences to create a well-rounded graduate who is ready to take on the world.

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HOMETOWN: Dominica Island, Caribbean INVOLVEMENTS: Collegiate Choir, Collegiate Choir Student Board, Clarke Association of Nursing Students (CANS), Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society, Involvement with LQBTQ+ Community, Internship at Finley Hospital

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MAJORS: NURSING & PHILOSOPHY

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“The values, experiences, and friendships I have acquired here at Clarke have helped me develop personally, spiritually, academically, and professionally. Through the nursing program, I have found a profession that I am drawn to that allows me to care for others, while my philosophy major helps me to deeply understand their ideals and ethics. Clarke has given me the knowledge, skills, and experiences I need to succeed in the professional workplace and allowed me to open up beyond the limits I had set for myself and reach my untapped potential.”

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MAJORS: GRAPHIC DESIGN & ENGLISH

HOMETOWN: Dubuque, Iowa INVOLVEMENTS: Clarke Scholars Program, Dance Marathon (CUDM), American Advertising Federation (AAF) Local, Regional, and National Winner, Internship “Clarke provided me immense opportunities to acquire a breadth of knowledge not only in my major but from a variety of perspectives and disciplines within the liberal arts areas. The robust courses and experiences, along with my major coursework, allowed me to be selected for the National American Advertising Federation (AAF) competition, where I met and networked with designers and heads of advertising for companies like Coca-Cola and Adobe, gaining valuable perspective and insight into the possibility of a future career.”

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HOMETOWN: San Diego, California INVOLVEMENTS: Football, CSA Student Body Treasurer, Dance Marathon Morale Captain, Tuckpointer, Admissions Tour Guide, Biology Club, Hippo Society, Mentor for high school students “Clarke prepared me to communicate with people in diverse situations. I learned that speaking and writing skills can be adapted and changed for the people I am communicating with, allowing my thoughts, ideas, and information to be passed along effectively. Learning these skills has allowed me to communicate with various groups, providing me with a skill set needed for my future profession in biology and life after Clarke.”

Learn more at clarke.edu/compass


CLARKE

IS HOME


IT'S A SENTIMENT THAT YOU CAN'T DESCRIBE,

BUT IMMEDIATELY FEEL.

You know that warm feeling you get when you are at home? Where everything just falls into place and you find your balance? You’ll feel that here. College is about learning, but that education extends beyond your classrooms. Here, you’ll have a chance to be a leader, a voice, a hero, a mentor, a performer, a creator, and so much more. You’ll develop lifelong friendships, create bonds with individuals from diverse and eclectic walks of life, and smile until your face hurts.

so WAYS many

TO GET INVOLVED

Diverse and inclusive involvement opportunities thrive at Clarke. Explore your interests through music, theater, and over 20 student groups! CLARKE INCLUSIVE GAMES MUSIC ENSEMBLES BLACK STUDENT UNION DANCE MARATHON DRAMA PRODUCTIONS FUTURE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS LGBTQIA + ALLIANCE CLARKE ACTIVITIES BOARD

Living on campus means you don’t just go to class, you have a college experience. Get cozy in your residence hall and style it to your taste. Your room will be your safe retreat, your study spot, your napping nook, and the place you’ll call home.

our R E S I D E N C E H A LL S : MARY BENEDICT HALL: Women, first-year–seniors MARY JOSITA HALL: Men, first-year–seniors; both men & women graduate students MARY FRANCES HALL: Coed juniors, seniors & students over 21 CATHERINE DUNN APARTMENTS: Coed sophomores–seniors

...THE LIST GOES ON!

Find even more reasons to love Clarke at clarke.edu/campuslife


A COMMUNITY

MASTERPIECE ON

Dubuque

THE MISSISSIPPI

IOWA

From live music performances and gourmet cuisine to kayaking and hiking/biking trails, Dubuque is bustling with action. The area offers an appealing mix of rich cultural experiences and close-knit community, with 99% of students reporting they feel safe to learn and explore. Here you’ll find street art in the form of 40+ original murals scattered throughout downtown and a lavish volunteer-run botanical garden. The historical downtown Millwork District is energized with unique ethnic eateries, coffee houses, and local boutiques. And, at Dubuque’s heart, is the expansive Mississippi River. Dubuque truly represents big city vibes with small town safety.

CHECK OUT OUR GREAT CITY: traveldubuque.com

Ranked Among 30 Best Small Cities In the U.S.

Named a 2019 All-America City

Ranked No. 10 on list of “Great Places to Live”

according to Alot Travel

by the National Civic League

according to Kiplinger


TO LEARN, LIVE, WORK & PLAY NORTH DAKOTA

let's

MINNESOTA

ROAD TRIP

WISCONSIN SOUTH DAKOTA

MINNEAPOLIS

MILWAUKEE MADISON DUBUQUE

IOWA NEBRASKA

CHICAGO

IOWA CITY DAVENPORT

DES MOINES

ILLINOIS MISSOURI KANSAS

ST. LOUIS

Craving the big city life? Adventures in Chicago, Madison, and Des Moines are all just a few hours away!

DRIVING TIMES Chicago, Illinois

3:30

Davenport, Iowa

1:30

Des Moines, Iowa

3:00

Iowa City, Iowa

1:40

Madison, Wisconsin

1:30

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2:45

Minneapolis, Minnesota

4:30

St. Louis, Missouri

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PART OF

THE PRIDE

Our student-athletes are trailblazers who shine

both in the classroom and on the field or court. Clarke University is dedicated to pushing athletes to be all-star students in addition to being all-star athletes. Clarke offers 21 varsity athletic programs as a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference, an NAIA Institution, and offers athletic scholarships. The Pride has earned Five-Star Gold Champions of Character Honors across all sports for our student-athletes' dedication to academics and the community.

MEN’S Baseball Basketball Bowling Cross Country Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Track and Field Volleyball

WOMEN’S Basketball Bowling Cross Country Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Track and Field Volleyball

COED Dance Esports

the Pride live!

Want to see your favorite sport in action? Stream our home games live. Get in on the action at clarkepride.com.


ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID WE ARE

WE'D LOVE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR CLARKE COMMUNITY!

here to help

TAKE THE NEXT STEPS AND APPLY You are on your way to becoming an official Clarkie! Each Clarke applicant is considered on an individual and personal basis for admission and scholarships.

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Schedule an on-campus or virtual visit to experience what being a CLARKIE is all about! clarke.edu/visit

Admissions preference is given to those who have a cumulative and core GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Clarke is temporarily test-optional; we will provide an admissions decision without a test score.

Contact our Admissions team TODAY! admissions@clarke.edu (563)588-6316

Only two steps to receive an admissions decision!

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Complete your application at clarke.edu/apply.

Request that your high school send us your transcripts. Clarke will accept unofficial transcripts for acceptance purposes.


we want

TO REWARD YOUR HARD WORK

AN AFFORDABLE FUTURE As a private institution, we are able to offer many forms of financial assistance, which means that 100% of Clarke students receive financial aid. Clarke University offers a variety of Clarke Merit Scholarships to students that include academic, athletic, fine arts, legacy, alumni referral, and other scholarships. Visit clarke.edu/scholarships for more scholarship and grant info. FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS Students who file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) are eligible for Federal Aid, which is based on need that is determined by the FAFSA. Iowa resident students who file the FAFSA before 7/1 are eligible for State of Iowa Aid which is based on need that is determined by the FAFSA.

100%

of Clarke students receive financial aid.

That’s everyone! U.S. News: Midwest’s Top 10

BEST VALUE Schools in 2019

Clarke's FAFSA School Code is 001852.

For more information about financial aid, visit clarke.edu/financialaid.


YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS. Admissions Office 1550 Clarke Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52001-3198 (563)588-6316 (563)584-8666 (fax) admissions@clarke.edu clarke.edu

ONE CL ARKE. ONE COMMUNITY.

SEE CLARKE FOR yourself!

DUBUQUE, IOWA

PLAN A VISIT, VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON clarke.edu/visit