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.

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Students can apply using either the St. Norbert College online application or the Common Application.

Because St. Norbert reviews applications on a rolling basis and gives preference to students according to the date of admission and enrollment deposit, it benefits students to apply as early as possible during their senior year.

Notification of the admission decision is made on a rolling basis beginning in late September. After St. Norbert receives all of the required admission information, students receive notification via mail of their admission status within 2-4 weeks. A nonrefundable $350 deposit is required to confirm enrollment.

U.S. applications require a $10.00 online application fee. International applications require a $50.00 application fee.

First-year domestic student important dates:
September 15 admission office begins reviewing applications
October 1 admission office begins notifying students of their application status
January 1 apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov; St. Norbert’s FAFSA school code is 003892
March 1 financial aid priority deadline
May 1 priority date for enrollment deposit
June summer orientation

For more information, prospective students are encouraged to contact:
St. Norbert College
Office of Admission
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115-2099

Phone: 920-403-3005 or 800-236-4878 Fax: 920-403-4072
Email: admit@snc.edu Web: www.snc.edu

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

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Academic Programs

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 well above 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 more than 20 countries, typically on campus. An additional 50+ students are in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program; many 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 13-time world champion Packers, who hold their summer training camp on campus.

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.

Majors and Degrees Offered

We offer Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Music (BM) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) undergraduate degrees.

Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
American Studies
Art – fine arts and graphic design
Biology biomedical and organismal
Business Administration
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Classical Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Science business information systems and graphic design & implementation
Economics
Education
English and Creative Writing
Environmental Science
French
Geography
Geology
German
History
Human Services (Social Work)
International Business and Language Area Studies
International Studies
Japanese
Leadership Studies
Mathematics
Military Science/ROTC
Modern Languages and Literatures
Music
Natural Sciences
Peace and Justice
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Dental
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Veterinary
Psychology
Theology and Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Teacher Education
Theatre Studies
Women's and Gender Studies

Graduate Programs
Master of Business Administration
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Master of Science in Education
Master of Theological Studies

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
202
with Terminal Degree
140

112
Men
90
Women
17
Minority
8
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
90%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
70%


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

Michael Archer
President, Applebee's International, Inc.

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

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Full-time undergraduate students (3 or more full courses/12-18 credits):
$33,622 2014-15 academic year tuition
$ 615 Fees
$ 8,793 Average room and board

Financial Aid

More than 97 percent of St. Norbert students receive some form of financial aid, with the average award being more than $24,500. To achieve our goal of helping students obtain an affordable and quality college education, St. Norbert allocates funds each year for distribution to students whose families lack necessary funds. More than $50 million in financial aid is available annually at St. Norbert College in the form of scholarships, grants, student employment and loans. We encourage students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, and preferably by March 1. The St. Norbert FAFSA code is 003892. Financial aid awards typically go out in mid-March.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
83
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,342

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,342

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,661

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,438

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,142

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,408
Required Fees
$615
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
 

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
Yes

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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. 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
22%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

57% female
43% male
22% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

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Campus Facilities & Equipment

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 40+ buildings on 108 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 300,000. 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 in recent years, as well as increasingly high-achieving students. And as the students come, so do the facilities to support them. New in 2015 is St. Norbert's $40 million Gehl-Mulva Science Center, also home to the Medical College of Wisconsin's northeast Wisconsin campus. Integrated facilities for hands-on learning, collaborative research and interdisciplinary study abound in this LEED-certified, state-of-the-art science center.

The past several years have also seen the opening of the Cassandra Voss Center, for women's and gender studies, and Dudley Birder Hall, a performing-arts space, both in renovated, historic buildings. In 2011, a remodeled visitor and welcome center, and a $7.7 million completely renovated student dining facility Michels Commons were added to the campus.

Built in 2010, an outdoor athletics complex serves as the practice and competition venue for Green Knights football, soccer, and track and field. The Miriam B. and James J Mulva library was dedicated in 2009, and in 2013 its lower level became home to a high-tech collaborative workspace for students.

Among other facilities, a campus center and marina located on the Fox River offer 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, Green Bay and all its restaurants, shopping malls, museums and performing arts opportunities can be easily accessed by students when they've exhausted the shops and boutiques of charming De Pere. Metro bus services offer free transportation throughout the metropolitan area with a student ID.

Student Organizations & Activities

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. 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

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
82%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
79
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Suburban
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
76
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
3

12% join a fraternity
11% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

47% participate in intramural sports
22% 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

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