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Academics

Edgewood College is a "small and welcoming" school with a "beautiful" campus "located on Lake Wingra" in Madison, Wisconsin. "The class sizes are small, so you get to know everyone, including professors," which makes for "a small tight-knit education" while still allowing students to experience "a big city and the opportunities presented there." "It's a small campus, but you get all the benefits of living in "the large, vibrant city of Madison." Edgewood is a Catholic school and employs the "Dominican values of truth, justice, compassion, partnership, and community in every area of the college." However, some see Edgewood as "a slightly more advanced version of a high school," but there is "a rather large price tag." "Half of the students are lazy slackers, and while the diligent learners are awarded financially, they are stuck fighting against a barrage of low expectations and sub-par adjunct faculty," suggests one student. Others say "professors at Edgewood are very passionate and have a wide range of knowledge and experience on their subject." "While I have not been thrilled with every class I've taken," one English major says, "the vast majority of my courses have been and are fun and meaningful while providing a good challenge for me."

Student Body

There are many different types of students at Edgewood, explains one student, "it reminds me of a high school setting with cliques and popularity." Others say "we have so many types of students and everyone can fit in" and students "just [need to] get involved and be willing to meet new people." "Because of Edgewood College being a private institution, there is a mix of students…from very privileged and wealthy families to full scholarship students," although "the majority of students are great people." "A true Edgewood student is involved, active, friendly, driven, and passionate," although students can "range from apathetic to outstanding." Partying is very common at Edgewood, despite the dry campus, because students head off campus to bars in Madison. The drinking culture and apathy of some students can "negatively impact the academic atmosphere," and there is a significant problem with students "skipping class." "People skip [classes] due to hangovers or shopping trips, or they just feeling too lazy to leave their room."

Campus Life

Because of Edgewood's proximity to the University of Wisconsin—Madison student life is pretty similar off campus, as students may head to University of Wisconsin—Madison's campus—which is "more fun"—or mingle with its students at bars. "The campus is dry" at Edgewood due to its religious nature, "but that deters very few people from leaving campus to drink. Thursday nights are a ghost town because everyone is at bars." Students say the school has "lots of partiers for a private Catholic school, but there are quite a few students that make school a priority." "Most of my time is occupied with extracurriculars, clubs, work, and studying," says one student. "I've always been a busybody, and Edgewood makes it possible for me to do a wide variety of things and still do well in school and keep a job." The "nightlife in Madison, Wisconsin is outstanding. The city overall is extremely liberal and welcomes college students." Overall, it is "an amazing college town" where "you can walk down the street to Camp Randall for a Badger football game or get on a bus and go to State Street to shop and eat out." "We are right off Lake Wingra and in walking distance to the Vilas Zoo, a boat house, and ice skating in the winter," among many other activities.

Overview

Applicants
1,035
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 553
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
465 - 525

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

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

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Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9.5:1
Total Faculty
290
with Terminal Degree
155

179
Women
111
Men
30
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Religious Education

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Lori B. Droster, MBA ’92
CFP, Senior Vice President – Financial Consultant, RBC Dain Rauscher

Kim Sponem, MBA ’98
President/CEO Summit Credit Union

Dr. Michael Ritchie, Ed. D. ’04
Superintendent of the Northland Pines School District, Eagle River, WI

Mary Virginia Larson, BS ’84, MBA ’88
Director, Office of Credit Unions, Department of Financial Institutions

Joe Gothard, BS ’99, MA ’04, Ed.D. ‘15
Superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board in Minneapolis,

Christina Bell, BS ’84, MS ’06
Senior Lecturer Edgewood College School of Nursing

Thomas J. Burke, BS ’77
CEO, Primorigen Biosciences, LLC

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
40%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,036

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,227

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,558

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,104

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$14,177

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,530
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$960

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,870
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)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,661
Foreign Countries Represented
27

Demographics

2.54%
Asian
2.54%
African-American
5.82%
Hispanic
78.95%
Caucasian
3.22%
Unknown
3.84%
International

72% female
28% male
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
34%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Lilian O'Connell

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Individuals requesting accommodations on the basis of a specific learning disability must provide documentation from a professional who has undergone comprehensive training and has relevant experience in differential diagnosis of a full range of cognitive and psychiatric disabilities (for example, licensed clinical psychologist, educational psychologist, or neuropsychologist). An IEP/504 plan alone is not sufficient documentation, but may be helpful. This documentation must include, but is not restricted to the following: Diagnostic Interview A diagnostic interview including a description of the presenting problem(s); relevant developmental, medical, psycho-social and employment histories; family history (including primary language of the home and the student’s current level of English fluency); and a discussion of co-morbidity where indicated. Assessment A neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation is required and must provide clear and specific evidence that a learning disability exists and that alternative explanations for lower than expected performance have been ruled out. Assessment, and any resulting diagnosis, must consist of and be based on multiple forms of evidence (i.e., standardized test results, informal assessment results, observational and historical data) that supports a learning disability diagnosis. Evidence should be precise, objective, valid and acceptable in the field. Reports should follow statistically sound and widely accepted practices for interpreting data. Identifying a discrepancy between or among test scores is not sufficient to warrant the diagnosis of a learning disability or establish eligibility for accommodations. Evidence must establish a clear link between specific deficit areas and the functional limitations experienced by the individual. For the evaluation to illustrate a substantial limitation to learning, the comprehensive assessment battery must assess the following domains: Aptitude / Cognitive Ability Academic Achievement Information Processing Clinical Summary The clinical summary must (a) indicate the substantial limitations to major life activities posed by the specified learning disability, (b) describe the extent to which these limitations impact the academic context for which accommodations are being requested, (c) suggest how the specific effects of the learning disability may be accommodated, and (d) state how the effects of the learning disability are mediated by the recommended accommodations. Currency To establish the need for accommodation, documentation must reflect the current impact of the learning disability. Testing should have been conducted within the past three (3) years for a high school student entering college and within the past five years for an adult.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Individuals requesting accommodations on the basis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) must provide documentation by a professional who has undergone comprehensive training and has relevant experience in differential diagnosis and the full range of psychiatric disorders (e.g., licensed clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist and other relevantly trained medical doctors). The documentation must include the following: Evidence of early impairment. The condition must have been exhibited in childhood in more than one setting. Evidence of current impairment. An assessment of the individual’s presenting attentional symptoms and evidence of current impulsive/hyperactive or inattentive behaviors that significantly impair functioning in two or more settings must be provided. In an academic setting, functional impairment is most often expressed in poor academic performance across a variety of academic tasks. In adults, work history may demonstrate an inability to retain or maintain employment. A diagnostic interview. The interview must contain self-report and third-party information pertaining to developmental history, family history of ADHD or other learning or psychological difficulties, relevant medical and medication history, a thorough academic history, a review of prior psychoeducational test reports to determine whether a pattern of strengths or weaknesses is supportive of attention or learning problems. Evidence of alternative diagnoses or explanations being ruled out. The documentation must investigate and discuss the possibility of dual diagnoses and alternative or coexisting mood, behavioral, neurological and/or personality disorders that may confound the ADHD diagnosis. Neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment is needed to determine the current impact of the disorder on the individual’s ability to function in an academic setting, and to establish eligibility for classroom accommodations including alternative testing, note takers and/or alternative media (taped books/electronic text). Such data should include subtest and standard scores. A specific psychological diagnosis as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV (DSM-IV). Symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity that were present in childhood, and the current symptoms which have been present for at least the past six months and which impair functioning in two or more settings (e.g., school, work, home) must also be identified. An indication of whether or not the student was evaluated while on medication and the degree to which the prescribed treatment reduces the level or degree of impairment. A clinical summary which (a) indicates the substantial limitations to major life activities posed by the disability, (b) describes the extent to which these limitations would impact the academic context for which accommodations are being requested, (c) suggests how the specific effects of the disability may be accommodated, and (d) states how the effects of ADHD are mediated by the recommended accommodations.

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
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
48
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
0

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

31% participate in intramural sports
14% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Eagles)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: For the LGBT support, we have a student organization on campus named SAFE and our lesbian and gay students also utilize the Center for Diversity & Inclusion. http://diversity.edgewood.edu/Student-Diversity

Minority Support Groups: For minority students, we have the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and a variety of students groups: Association of Latin@ Students, Black Student Union, and the Asian Student Association. http://diversity.edgewood.edu/Student-Diversity

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UW-Madison
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UW-Madison
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: UW-Madison

Sustainability

Edgewood College has proudly placed itself at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Of course, that’s no surprise given that the school is a Founding Circle member of the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, a revolving fund that offers financing for sustainability projects around campus. Among the many environmental steps Edgewood has taken is the construction of Dominican Hall, a dorm that was the first LEED Silver-certified residence hall in the state of Wisconsin. Fortunately, the college didn’t stop there. The Visual and Theater Arts Center has achieved LEED Gold certification. This environmental gem features rain gardens, a geothermal heating and cooling system, extensive natural lighting, and high-efficiency fixtures. And there’s plenty of environmental action happening elsewhere on campus as well. For example, Phil’s Cafeteria (a campus dining facility) has earned Green Restaurant Certification. The café provides scrumptious locally sourced food, supplemented by both a kitchen garden and a hoop house. Perhaps even more importantly, Edgewood requires undergraduates to take at least one course pertaining to environmental perspectives. Classes are available on a range of topics, from sustainability to “Eco-fiction.” Finally, students and faculty alike are encouraged to go green on their commutes. They can take advantage of a free shuttle and free bus passes for the Madison Metro bus. As if the free passes weren’t incentive enough, individuals who participate in the Alternative Transportation Program are eligible for gym discounts, free campus meals, and even personal time off. With perks like that who could say no to going green?

85/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
40%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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
99

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
10

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Software and hardware discounts through Dell, WAICU, and JourneyEd.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Derek Johnson
Director of Freshman Admissions

Address
1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, WI 53711

Phone
608-663-2294

Email
admissions@edgewood.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Wingra Cafe, Commons
Phil's
Lake Wingra Boardwalk
The Stream
Sonderegger Science Center
Pockets of gathering spaces in academic buildings and in residence halls

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Wisconsil State Capitol
University of Wisconsin-Madison Unions
State Street
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Arboretum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
608-663-2294

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am, and 2pm.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@edgewood.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus, taxi, plane, and nearest airport (Dane County Regional Airport, code:MSN).

Local Accommodations
Best Western - InnTowner HotelRED


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