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St. Norbert College combines academic excellence with a deep commitment to the student experience in all respects. In small classes, faculty members provide individualized attention focused on student success. Outside the classroom, student life is rich with opportunities to participate in athletics, culture, artistic endeavors and a remarkable array of student organizations. All of it takes place on a quintessential college campus where historic buildings share a beautiful riverfront with state-of-the-art facilities.

St. Norbert is a private, coeducational liberal-arts institution with more than 40 fields of study, including several pre-professional programs. Academics are enhanced by an honors program, student-faculty collaborative research, professional internships and a popular study-abroad program. With an excellent four-year graduation rate and job and grad-school placement rates at better than 95 percent, St. Norbert provides exceptional return on educational investment.

Founded in 1898, St. Norbert is one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation. It welcomes students of all faiths, who join an energetic and inclusive community, in keeping with the principles of the college's Norbertine founders. At St. Norbert, the goal is to help students pursue their passions and become engaged, informed global citizens.

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Overview

Applicants
3,355
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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ACT Test Scores

ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
200
with Terminal Degree
153

110
Men
90
Women
21
Minority
2
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Area Studies, Other.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Graphics.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.


Students Say

St. Norbert College is a small Catholic liberal arts school just outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin that “focuses on service and community” and boasts “a very personal educational environment.” “Professors know your name” here. A broad core curriculum emphasizes writing and includes “a couple” of mandatory religion courses. “Study abroad is incredible,” enthuses one student. “You can go pretty much anywhere in the world.” Also, “most students graduate in four years, many with double majors.” Some faculty members are “very nice people” but “terrible at teaching.” However, most “really work hard for the students” and are “incredibly approachable.” “It’s totally normal to go to a professor for help.” The biggest academic complaint at SNC is the “slim” course selection. “There are many courses that sound interesting but, when you are finally able to take them, they are not being offered and won’t be again for another year or two.” Also, science labs are “worn out” and “terribly out of date,” explains one student. Administrators “can sometimes be frustrating.” “They like to deliberate on really inane things for inordinately long periods of time,” explains a philosophy major. That said, “most will sit and listen to you” if you take the initiative.

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


David Habiger
Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation

Chris Ayers
Concept Artist, Author and Character Designer

Michael Archer
Chief Executive Officer, Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc.

Hon. Mary Mullarkey
Retired Chief Justice, Colorado Supreme Court

Kelly Chmielewski
Vice President, Creative, Brand + Innovation, PBS

Marti Wronski
Vice President and General Counsel, Milwaukee Brewers

Michael Foley
Director, Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute, Inc.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
71%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,945

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,549

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,379

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,265

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,369

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,070
Required Fees
$815
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$950

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,168
Transportation for Commuters
$1,650

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,885
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,000
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

1.01%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.22%
Asian
1.93%
African-American
4.71%
Hispanic
87.49%
Caucasian
1.37%
International

58% female
42% male
22% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

Students say that there are some “snotty” kids “from wealthy families” at St. Norbert, but it’s mostly “friendly, ambitious, and fun” “middle-class” students from “small town Wisconsin” and the suburbs of Milwaukee, Chicago, and Twin Cities. “Cultural diversity is definitely lacking.” “Pretty much everybody looks alike” except for a smattering of international students. They mostly “pack together and no one talks to them.” “A typical SNC student is usually either a studious individual or a hardcore partier,” says one undergrad. “Most students are your involved types,” adds a junior. “They were very involved in a number of activities in high school and continue to be involved in college.” Politically, the campus is “probably a little more conservative” but there are plenty of liberals, too. Half the student body is Catholic.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
86%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Other
Wellness Housing

Students Say

The campus is “beautiful, small, and clean,” while the dorms are less so. “My mom went to St. Norbert and says the same dorms that I have lived in were nasty when she was here,” gripes a junior. Also, “a revitalization of the athletic facilities would be a welcome change.” Students really rave about SNC’s “close-knit” community, where “You know everyone and they know you.” Clubs and organizations are plentiful. “If you are outgoing and love to get involved, you can go very far,” promises a junior. Athletics are “huge.” The football team is historically pretty good and “hockey games are a blast.” Religion is noticeable, but it’s not pervasive. A plethora of “service opportunities” allows students to volunteer locally as well as around the country and abroad. The party scene here is “somewhat lively.” There are “those who party hard and others who don’t at all.” For the drinking crowd, bars and parties thrown by the localized Greek system are popular. “Alternative nightlife” includes movies, concerts, and a decent array of on-campus activities. “There is no need for a car” at SNC but, if you’ve got one, Green Bay is just down the road.

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Corey Ciesielczyk

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

The names and scores of psychological and psycho-educational instruments used in arriving at the diagnosis, if appropriate.

Documentation Required for ADHD

A written diagnosis by an appropriate licensed professional. The names and scores of psychological and psycho-educational instruments used in arriving at the diagnosis, if appropriate. All appropriate and necessary academic, access and other accommodation recommendations.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
105
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

10% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

25% participate in intramural sports
26% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Green Knights)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Green Knights)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Sustainability

69/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell CDWG Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mark Selin
Executive Director of Enrollment

Address
Office of Admissions
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115

Phone
920-403-3005

Email
admit@snc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Ray Van Den Heuvel Campus Center
The Bush Fine Arts Center
The F.K. Bemis International Center
Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center
New Mulva Library with Coffee Shop

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
The National Railroad Museum
The North East Wisconsin Zoo
Bay Beach Amusement Park
Lambeau Field

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00-4:00
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During formal visit programs

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admit@snc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Limited to Sunday-Thursday evenings

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Austin Straubel International Airport is a short 5 minutes from campus. Taxi service is available from the airport to the campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the South: From Chicago, take I-94 north to Milwaukee, Wis., then take I-43 north to Green Bay. Exit on Hwy 172 (exit no. 180) and watch for the St. Norbert College sign (Webster Ave.). Turn left on Webster, go about 2 miles, turn right on George St., and cross the Claude Allouez Bridge, where you will catch your first glimpse of the St. Norbert campus. Turn left at the first stoplight (Fourth St.) Go 3 blocks and turn left on College Ave. You'll see the campus at the end of the block. From the North From Iron Mountain, Mich., take Hwy 141 south, and from Marinette, Wis., take Hwy 41 south. Hwys 141 and 41 converge at Abrams and continue on to Green Bay. On the outskirts of Green Bay, take Hwy 41 south and follow the directions outlined below for travelers coming from the west. From the West From Minneapolis-St. Paul, take I-94 east to Menomonie, Wis., then take Hwy 29 to Green bay. On the outskirts of Green Bay, take Hwy 41 south to the De Pere Hwy G (Main Ave.) exit. Turn left on Main (Main veers to the right and becomes Reid St.), continue on Reid to the second stoplight (Fourth st.). Turn right, go 3 blocks, and turn left on College Ave. You'll see the campus at the end of the block. From the Air Austin Straubel International Airport is just ten minutes from the St. Norbert campus and is served by four major airlines.

Local Accommodations
The Kress Inn


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