St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus
St. Norbert College campus

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 students pursue their passions and become engaged, informed global citizens.


From The School

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.

First-year domestic student important dates:
August 15 admission office begins reviewing applications
September 1 admission office begins notifying students of their application status
October 1 apply for financial aid at; St. Norbert’s FAFSA school code is 003892
January 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


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


From The School

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 students’ four years, and they 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 spanning 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, typically including more than 100 students, representing more than 20 countries.

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 their own living-learning community of intellectually curious and creative students.

The metropolitan Green Bay area offers students nearly unlimited opportunities for internships. 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 Green Bay 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 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:
American Studies
Art Education
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Classical Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Computer Science
English and Creative Writing
Environmental Science
Graphic Design
Graphic Design and Implementation
Humanities and Fine Arts
Human Services
International Business and Language Area Studies
International Studies
Leadership Studies
Military Science
Modern Languages and Literatures
Music Education
Natural Sciences
Peace and Justice
Political Science
Special Education
Theatre Studies
Theology and Religious 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

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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.



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Full-time undergraduate students (3 or more full courses/12-18 credits):
$35,878 Tuition
$ 9,860Average room and board
$ 715 Fees

Financial Aid

More than 96 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 January 1. The St. Norbert FAFSA code is 003892. Financial aid awards typically go out in mid to late January.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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 90 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.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



57% female
43% male
21% 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.


From The School

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 111 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 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. Also new is the $26 million Mulva Family Fitness and Sports 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.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Theme 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

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

10% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division III

24% participate in intramural sports
29% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Green Knights)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Green Knights)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

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


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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell CDWG Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

Mark Selin
Executive Director of Enrollment

Office of Admissions
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115



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

Information Sessions

During formal visit programs

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Limited to Sunday-Thursday evenings


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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