From the School

With a liberal arts foundation that teaches critical-thinking, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills, St. Norbert College offers academic excellence, individual attention and faculty members focused on student success.

St. Norbert is a private, coeducational institution with more than 40 fields of study, including several pre-professional programs, all of which can be enhanced by our honors program, student-faculty collaborative research (as early as your first year), professional internships and our study-abroad program. With a four-year graduation guarantee, St. Norbert offers students a true value when considering the personal attention that a St. Norbert education offers, and the high graduate school and career placement that our graduates achieve.

Founded in 1898, St. Norbert has become one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation. St. Norbert is open to students of all faiths and committed to a well-rounded education fueled by the Norbertine tradition of communio (a deep-rooted, heartfelt sense of community). At St. Norbert, our goal is to help you connect your passions with the needs of the world.

Overview

Applicants
2,149
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

Experiential learning is the norm at St. Norbert. Research fellowships, as early as freshman year, give students hands-on opportunities to experience graduate-level research from Day One. Those opportunities for collaborating with St. Norbert faculty continue throughout their four years, and students often have the opportunity to present their work at local, regional or national conferences.

Students are also privileged to experience one of the more prolific study-abroad programs in the country offering six continents, 29 countries and more than 75 program sites for St. Norbert students to experience a global perspective. In fact, an average of 30 percent of St. Norbert students study abroad each year more than double the national average.

And that international perspective is part of the fabric at St. Norbert. Our Center for International Education on campus encourages a diverse student body, with more than 100 students representing an average of 30 countries typically on campus. An additional 60+ students are in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program, many who stay to complete their bachelor's degree.

All students are assigned an adviser, who helps them chart their academic career and ensure they can graduate in four years. Students have the option of designing a personal major to help them achieve their academic objectives.

For high-achieving students, a challenging honors program provides plenty of opportunity for academic engagement. Honors students have been particularly fond of participating in the living-learning community of intellectually curious and creative students.

The metropolitan Green Bay area offers students nearly unlimited opportunities for internships. More than just cheese and the Green Bay Packers, the region boasts Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, schools and service organizations that play host to many student internships. Of course, students also regularly intern for the world-champion Packers, who hold their summer training camp on campus.

New in 2015, the Medical College of Wisconsin's northeast Wisconsin campus is located in St. Norbert's new $40 million Gehl-Mulva Science Center.

For those students more interested in volunteering, the Norbertine philosophy of self-emptying service is a perfect fit. Local, national and international service opportunities are one of the hallmarks of a St. Norbert education.

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.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
204
with Terminal Degree
140

119
Men
85
Women
13
Minority
7
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Prominent Alumni


Michael Ariens
Ariens Company

Chris Ayers
Concept Artist, Author and Character Designer for Dreamworks

John O'Brien
O'Brien International, LLC

Hon. Mary Mullarkey
Colorado Supreme Court

Michael Van Asten
Liberty Hall Conferencing

Tim Romenesko
AAR Corporation

Michael Foley
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Overview

From The School

Full-time undergraduate students (3 or more full courses/12-18 credits): $32,408 2014-15 academic year tuition
$ 615 Fees
$ 8,455 Average room and board

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
83
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,946

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,545

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,595

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,661

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,910

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,266
Required Fees
$600
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

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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
Yes

Overall

From The School

Students quickly adjust to campus with a welcoming community of faculty, students and staff. First Year Experience (FYE) programming helps students acclimate to campus and to college life in general. The Norbertine principle of radical hospitality is immediately evident when arriving on campus.

Students at St. Norbert tend to be very involved. Because it's a residential campus, activities and opportunities are close at hand. The college offers more than 70 student organizations and clubs that provide a rich co-curricular campus environment. Organizations range in type and variety from independent social groups to religious groups and Greek life to intramural sports. St. Norbert College works hard to provide a wide variety of organizations that appeal to all. Students can find opportunities in academic, diversity, ethnic and cultural, Greek, social, special interest, governing, programming and media, recreation, and service and faith organizations. And if students are looking for a particular interest that hasn't found its place on campus yet, they can create a new student organization.

A Division III school, we offer 10 men's and 10 women's varsity sports, and our athletes have been named Academic All-Americans more times than any other school in the Midwest Conference. Additionally, our men's and women's hockey teams compete in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. The Green Knights are frequent conference champions averaging about four per year. Nearly one quarter of our students are involved in varsity sports, with many others participating in intramurals.

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. About two-thirds of the students are Catholic.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,112
Out of State
24%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

57% female
43% male
24% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

From The School

Located on the banks of the Fox River in De Pere (a residential community of 23,000) in northeastern Wisconsin, the St. Norbert campus comprises 39 buildings on 93 beautifully landscaped acres. Students also have easy access to the neighboring all-American city of Green Bay and its suburbs, with a metropolitan population of about 230,000. With a safe, supportive atmosphere on campus and a thriving corporate, cultural and entertainment industry close at hand, St. Norbert is a place that students love so much that they often refer to it as "home."

St. Norbert continues to experience great momentum with record high enrollment and increasingly high achieving students. And as the students come, so do the facilities to support them. A new state-of-the-art library was opened in 2009, as well as a new student services building where students have a one-stop-shop. Here they can go to the bookstore, registrar, financial aid, academic advising, campus ministry and many other services, all under one roof.

New in 2010, an outdoor athletics complex serves as the practice and competition venue for Green Knights football, soccer, and track and field. And the most recent additions during the 2011-12 academic year are a remodeled visitor and welcome center, and a $7.7 million completely renovated student dining facility Michels Commons. Planning is also well underway for a new $40 million state-of-the-art science facility.

A campus center and marina located on the Fox River offers students a relaxing environment to grab a bite to eat, sit out on the deck or in the gazebo, work out in the fitness center or gym, or gather for a concert or movie. The campus coffee shop-Ed's-is another favorite student hangout.

Only a five-minute drive from campus, students can easily access Green Bay and all the restaurants, shopping malls, museums and performing arts opportunities when they've exhausted the shops and boutiques of charming De Pere.

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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
75%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
79
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
83

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
69
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
3

13% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

40% participate in intramural sports
23% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Green Knights)
10 Sports

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

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
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

Green Rating
81

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
9

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell CDWG Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mark Selin
Acting 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
Austin E Cofrin Hall
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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Key Stats

2,149
Applicants
2,112
Size
82%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists