St. Norbert College

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100 Grant Street

De Pere, WI 54115-2099

Phone: (920) 337-3181
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#134 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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St. Norbert College is a private institution that was founded in 1898. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,229, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 108 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Norbert College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 134. Its tuition and fees are $31,866 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Respected for its academic rigor, far-reaching international footprint, beautiful campus and dedication to service and community, St. Norbert College is recognized for encouraging students of all faiths to develop their full potential in understanding and serving the world. Students have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research fellowships with faculty as early as their first year. Internship opportunities are plentiful, not only on campus, but in the community and throughout the world. St. Norbert was the first college or university in the United States to meet new national standards of best practice in study abroad developed by the Forum on Education. Students here who wish to study abroad have more than 75 program sites in 29 countries on six continents from which to choose. Compared to a national average of 4 percent, more than 30 percent of SNC students spend a semester abroad, reflecting the strong commitment to internationalization on campus. To further enhance that globalization, students from 30 or more countries choose to study at St. Norbert each year. SNC offers academic excellence, personal attention and faculty members who make student success their top priority. We challenge students' viewpoint and encourage their exploration of ideas that may be new or different from their own. They live in a community where students from around the world come together in consideration of local and global perspectives. St. Norbert has been honored by the Corporation for National and Community Service as the only institution in the state to be admitted to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction. Our graduates enjoy a 94 percent success rate of professional employment or graduate and professional school acceptance within nine months of graduation. A four-year graduation guarantee makes St. Norbert an exceptional value. St. Norbert College is the only institution of higher education in the world sponsored by the Norbertines, a Catholic order devoted to living in community and serving others. One of the Top-10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation, St. Norbert continues to experience great momentum. Our Fall 2012 class was the largest and highest achieving in the college's history, causing the college to implement a waiting list for the first time ever. That record class had the advantage of a newly renovated student union and dining hall, and a new welcome center for visitors. A new $40 million science facility is under construction, and the Medical College of Wisconsin has selected St. Norbert College for their northeast Wisconsin satellite campus. Students have much to be excited about, and their school spirit is reflective of that enthusiasm.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1898
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $71,013,476


When applying to St. Norbert College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at St. Norbert College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 80.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Norbert College is 14:1, and the school has 39.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Norbert College include: Business/Commerce, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Sociology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 65%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Commerce, General 19%
Elementary Education and Teaching 13%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 11%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 8%
Sociology 7%

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Student Life

St. Norbert College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,229, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus. St. Norbert College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,287
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

St. Norbert College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. St. Norbert College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Norbert College, 42 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Norbert College.

Students who have cars on campus 42%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Norbert College, 70.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,482.

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Tuition and fees $31,866 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,126 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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