St. Norbert College
Year established: 1898
Type of school: college, private (nonprofit)
Programs: 4-year undergraduate, graduate school
Religious affiliation: yes
Campus enrollment: 2,072 students
Coeducational information: coeducational institution, became coeducational in 1952
Location description: in or near a large town (pop. 25,000-75,000)
Application fee: $25

Street address: St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
Mailing address: St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
Main telephone numbers: 920 337-3181
920 403-4008 (fax)

St. Norbert College
Main homepage:
Campus map:

SAT number: 1706
ACT number: 4644
FAFSA number: 003892
FICE number: 3892

St. Norbert College is a Catholic, liberal arts and science college founded in 1896 by the Norbertine Order; an order committed to community and the principle of self-emptying service. The college is located on the banks of the Fox River in De Pere, Wisconsin, a residential community neighboring the city of Green Bay. St. Norbert's location offers students the safety of a historic city of 20,000 with easy access to the amenities of a metropolitan area with a population of about 200,000.

St. Norbert College students contribute their talents and abilities to more than 80 campus organizations, 17 varsity sports, and numerous leadership organizations. During the 1999 academic year, the College's Centennial Anniversary, students built the 500th Habitat for Humanity home, donated 2,500 pints of blood for the Red Cross Blood Drive, and participated in more than 70 community service projects. St. Norbert College is the only institution in Wisconsin included in The John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges.

St. Norbert College offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in more than 40 areas of study. Our renowned General Education Program provides students with a broad knowledge that covers the entire college experience, requiring competency in writing and quantitative skills. St. Norbert also has integrated an international perspective to its curriculum, enhancing its commitment to the creation of a global community. Additionally, a variety of special opportunities enhance your educational experience. An Honors Program offers challenge in areas of general education to those of superior ability, and an honors degree is awarded to those who successfully complete the program. Become one of tomorrow's leaders by minoring in Leadership Studies, or explore the area of military science while developing competence in leadership and management through St. Norbert College's ROTC Program.

The admissions information below is valid for the 2006-07 academic year.

St. Norbert College
Admissions officer: Bridget K. O'Connor,
Dean of Admission and Enrollment Management
Contacting the office: 800 236-4878
800 236-4878 (toll free)
920 403-4072 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? no
Priority filing date for fall: April 1
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 1%
Application fee: $25
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum combined SAT I score of 900 (composite ACT score of 19), rank in top half of secondary school class, and minimum 2.5 GPA recommended.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: recommended
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: recommended
Off-campus interview: can be arranged with admissions representative
Standardized test requirements: SAT I considered if submitted, ACT considered if submitted, SAT I or ACT required, SAT II recommended
School's test preference: no preference
Dates test scores should be received: May 1 for SAT I/ACT, May 1 for SAT II
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 recommended
History: 2 recommended
Lab: 3 recommended
Math: 3 recommended
Science: 3 recommended
Social studies: 2 recommended
Total: 16 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: Success Program, Academic Enhancement Program
School has formalized early decision program: yes
Early decision application deadline: December 1
Number of early decision applications submitted: 28
Number of early decision applications accepted: 28 (100%)
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: yes

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank considered
  • recommendations considered
  • standardized test scores important
  • essay considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview considered
  • extracurricular activities considered
  • particular talent/ability considered
  • character/personal qualities considered
  • alumni/ae relationship considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.3
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 98%
Percent of student body in each high school class rank: Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 56%
Top half: 85%
Bottom half: 15%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 76%
Average ACT: 24 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 22 - 26
Test taken by majority of applicants: ACT
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 96%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis

Number of completed applications received: 1,725
Number of applicants offered admission: 1,513 (88%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 552 (36%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 80%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 34%
Tuition deposit amount: $250, nonrefundable
Room deposit amount: $100, refundable ?
Admission may be deferred: yes, up to 1 year

Semester/term begin dates: in early September and mid-January.
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students held in June and August.
Number and length of summer sessions: Two summer sessions, one of three weeks and one of five weeks.

Majors with the highest enrollment: business administration, elementary education, communication/media/theatre
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 80%
Student:Faculty ratio: 14:1
Total faculty: 109 men, 68 women, 177 total
Full-time faculty: 70 men, 39 women, 109 total
Part-time faculty: 35 men, 35 women, 70 total
Graduation rate: 72% within six years

St. Norbert College
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: required of some for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: yes

Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, independent study, honors program, internships
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Minors offered in most majors and in American studies, classical studies, Japanese, leadership studies, peace and justice, Philippine studies, and women and gender studies.
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, bilingual/bicultural
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: no
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs: Washington Semester (American University)
Study abroad opportunities:
Australia, Austria, Botswana, Cameroon, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom
Other special or unique academic programs:
Foundation for International Education (London)Internship
Army ROTC: offered on-campus
Navy ROTC: not offered
Air Force ROTC: not offered

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Communication/Media/Theatre
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • French
  • German
  • Health Care Administration
  • History
  • Humanities/Fine Arts
  • International Business/Language Area Studies
  • International Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Paralegal
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Renewable Resources
  • Sociology

Credit placement options:
  • placement for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • credit and/or placement for CLEP general
  • credit and/or placement for CLEP subject
  • placement for DANTES
  • credit for relevant military experience
  • credit and/or placement for international baccalaureate

The financial aid information below is valid for the 2007 academic year.

Financial aid officer: Jeff Zahn,
Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office: 920 403-3071
888 786-6721 (toll free)
920 403-4086 (fax)
FAFSA number: 003892

Undergraduate tuition: $24,253; $24,253 out-of-state
Tuition notes: in-state tuition based on per credit hour
Additional required fees: $400
Book fees: $500
Miscellaneous expenses: $1,100
Combined room and board expenses: $6,579 - $6,579


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
FAFSAMarch 1noN/A

Date award notification begins: March 15
Applied for financial aid:
84% of first-year students
78% of full-time undergraduates
95% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
78% of first-year students
82% of full-time undergraduates
84% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
100% of first-year students
100% of full-time undergraduates
100% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
97% of first-year students
97% of full-time undergraduates
81% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
77% of first-year students
81% of full-time undergraduates
94% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
4% of first-year students
3% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
38% of first-year students
43% of full-time undergraduates
12% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
92% for first-year students
90% for full-time undergraduates
72% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$17,598 for first-year students
$17,303 for full-time undergraduates
$8,624 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
$13,541 for first-year students
$12,337 for full-time undergraduates
$4,824 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$4,130 for first-year students
$5,273 for full-time undergraduates
$4,084 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$3,420 for first-year students
$4,723 for full-time undergraduates
$3,893 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
29% of first-year students
31% of full-time undergraduates
10% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
$7,520 for first-year students
$7,341 for full-time undergraduates
$2,750 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
0% of first-year students
0% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
$0 for first-year students
$0 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program: yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study: 19%

Types of loans available:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • College/University Loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need: yes
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 65%
Average student debt upon graduation: $24,808
Types of payment plans:
  • Key Education Resources (formerly Knight Tuition Plans)
  • deferred payment plan
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • state scholarships/grants
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • special characteristics
  • ROTC scholarships
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students: 0%

Total undergraduates: 882 men, 1,133 women, 2,015 total
Full-time undergraduates: 851 men, 1,107 women, 1,958 total
Part-time undergraduates: 31 men, 26 women, 57 total
Total graduate students: 23 men, 34 women, 57 total
Part-time graduate students: 23 men, 34 women, 57 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 20
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Midwest
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 28%
First-year student breakdown:
1.1% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.9% American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian or Pacific Islander
2.4% Hispanic
90.9% White (non-Hispanic)
0.7% total international (nonresident aliens)
1.6% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown
Undergraduate breakdown:
0.8% Black (non-Hispanic)
1.0% American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian or Pacific Islander
1.6% Hispanic
92.1% White (non-Hispanic)
1.7% total international (nonresident aliens)
1.0% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown

Campus size: 93 acres
City or town school is located in: De Pere
Population of city/town: 22,679
Locations of branch/satellite campuses: Graduate courses in Theological Studies are offered at Albuquerque, NM.
Nearest major city: Green Bay
Distance of nearest major city: 5 miles
Population of nearest major city: 102,726
Online campus map:

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (65%)
  • women's dorms (11%)
  • sorority housing
  • fraternity housing
  • single-student apartments (7%)
  • special housing for disabled students (1%)
  • other housing including Townhouses, College Owned Houses, Living/learning residence hall experience for freshmen seminar (16%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing: 90%
Percent of students who live in school housing: 74%
Percent of students who live off campus: 26%
Students required to live on campus: All unmarried students under age 22 must live on campus unless living with family near campus.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus: 54%
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: yes

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: no
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s)
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 221
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes
Additional library facilities/collections:
The St. Norbert College library provides access to a vast amount of periodical literature in all available media and formats. In addition to the 700 journal subscriptions held locally, the library subscribes to a number of online database indexing and abstracting services. These databases provide citations/abstracts for approximately 35,000 journals and full text articles for 9000 of these journals. The library also has a curriculum and children's and young adult literature collection as well
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:
Riverfront campus center, on-campus hotel and conference center, fine arts and performing arts centers, art galleries, center for international education, peace and justice center, center for leadership and service, center for adaptive education and assistive technology, children's center associated with early childhood education program, women's center, men's center, spaces reserved for prayer and reflection in many campus buildings, survey center, center for Norbertine studies.

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:
minority student, military, veteran student, older student, birth control, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
Career placement services:
internships, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, special housing, adaptive equipment
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: 68%

Number of social fraternities on campus: 3
Number of fraternities that have chapter houses: 1
Percent of men who join fraternities: 7%
Number of social sororities on campus: 5
Number of sororities that have chapter houses: 1
Percent of women who join sororities: 7%
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s): SNC Times, Graphos
Total number of registered organizations: 68
Campus-based religious organizations:
Campus Ministries, Athletes for Life, Campus Crusade for Christ, Circle K
Minority student organizations:
Discoveries International, Rainbow Alliance, Beyond Borders, Japan Club, Viva Espanol
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Aikido Club, Society of Human Resource Management, Society of Physics Students, Student Alumni Association, Student Education Association, Student Government Association, Student in Free Enterprise, WSNC Radio, Your Entertainment Service, Colleges against Cancer, Lions Club, Chemistry Club, Pen and Ink Club, Environmental Club, Film Club, Rugby Club, Ski and Snowboarding Club, Zen Club, Computer Science Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, Habitat for Humanity, Knight Theatre, MENC, Pre-Health Science Club, Residence Hall Association

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Tim Bald,
Director of Athletics
Director of women's athletics: Connie Tilley
School colors: green and gold
School mascot: Green Knight
Athletic conference memberships: ;Midwest Conference (Division III);Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (Division III)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's basketballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Men's footballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's golfnoNCAA Div. III
Men's ice hockeynoNCAA Div. III
Men's soccernoNCAA Div. III
Men's tennisnoNCAA Div. III
Men's track and field (indoor)noNCAA Div. III
Men's track and field (outdoor)noNCAA Div. III
Women's basketballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's cheerleadingno 
Women's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Women's golfno 
Women's soccernoNCAA Div. III
Women's softballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's swimmingnoNCAA Div. III
Women's swimmingno 
Women's tennisnoNCAA Div. III
Women's track and field (indoor)noNCAA Div. III
Women's track and field (outdoor)noNCAA Div. III
Women's volleyballnoNCAA Div. III

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 10%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports: 10%
Athletic facilities:
baseball, softball complex; basketball, volleyball center; football, golf course, park, soccer stadium, and swimming pool
Intramural/Recreational sports:
basketball, flag football, volleyball

Club sports for men:
crew, rugby
Club sports for women:
crew, rugby

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Green Bay (7 miles)
Nearest other airport: Appleton, WI (25 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Milwaukee, WI (120 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service: Green Bay (6 miles)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus: 37%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: fair
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: no

Percent of graduates who pursue further study: 16% immediately
List of graduate schools most often selected by recent graduates:
Culinary Institute of America (NY);DePaul University (IL);Florida State University (FL);Hamline University (MN);Iowa State University (IA);John Marshall Law School (IL);Loyola University Chicago (IL);Marquette University (WI);Miami University--Oxford (OH);Michigan State University (MI);Northern Illinois University (IL);Pennsylvania State University--University Park (PA);Southern Illinois University--Springfield (IL);St. Louis University (MO);St. Xavier University (IL);University of Chicago (IL);University of Iowa (IA);University of Michigan--Ann Arbor (MI);University of Minnesota--Twin Cities (MN);University of Notre Dame (IN);University of San Diego (CA);University of Tennessee (TN);University of Vermont (VT);University of Washington (WA);University of Wisconsin--Green Bay (WI);University of Wisconsin--Madison (WI);University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee (WI);University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh (WI);Valparaiso University (IN)
Percent of graduates who enter job market in field related to major: 74% within one year of graduation
List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:
Associated Bank, M & I Bank, Americorps, Green Bay Public Schools, Schneider Logistics, Schneider National, Schreiber Foods, Wells Fargo, Green Bay Area Private Schools, Humana, Acuity Insurance
List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Honorary Mary Mullarkey, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court Donald J. Schneider, Chairman of the Board, Schneider National, Inc.

The transfer admissions information below is valid for the 2006 academic year.

Transfer applicants are accepted: yes
Number of transfer applications received: 127
Number of transfer applicants offered admission: 93 (73%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled: 50 (54%)
Percent of all new students who were transfers: 8%

Terms for which transfers may enroll: fall, spring, summer
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript required of all
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement required of all
  • interview required of some
  • standardized test scores required of all
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) not required
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants: 2.50 using a 4.0 scale
Priority filing date for transfer applicants: April 11 for fall, December 1 for spring
Closing date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for spring
Notification date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Dates transfer applicants must accept offer of admission by: May 1 for fall, January 1 for spring
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit: C
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred: 72 credits from a two-year institution, 96 credits from a four-year institution

International student contact: Sarah Griffiths,
Director of International Students
Contacting the office: 920 403-3263

Number of foreign countries represented: 51
Most represented countries: Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan

Preapplication form is required of foreign applicants: no
A separate international application form is required: yes
Application closing dates: August 1 for fall, November 15 for spring
Advance deposit is required of foreign applicants: yes
Test requirements: TOEFL required
Test preference: ACT
Minimum TOEFL score: 550 paper, 213 computer
Special services offered for international applicants: special counselors/advisors, ESL program/classes, special orientation, Airport pickup, Immigration Counseling, Social and Education Program, Housing During Summer Months

Nonfederal aid is offered to international students: yes
Number of international applicants who received aid: 54


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
Institution's own aid formMarch 1yesN/A

Learning disabled program contact: Karen Goode-Bartholomew,
Director of Academic Support Services
Contacting the office: 920 403-1326

According to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, "learning disabilities" is a "general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities." A learning disability is presumably due to central nervous system dysfunction, and is not primarily due to other handicapping conditions, environmental, or cultural influences. It is not a form of mental retardation, or an emotional disorder.
Institution accepts students according to the above definition: yes
Learning disabled program available: support services but no program
Total number of students in LD program: 34
Services available to LD students:
remedial math, remedial English, remedial reading, note-taking services, readers, tutors, talking books, tape recorders, learning center, extended time for tests
LD students are tutored: individually and in small groups
A lighter course load is allowed for LD students: yes
Additional time to complete degree is allowed for LD students: yes
There are additional costs for LD students: no

An essay is required: yes
Untimed tests are accepted: yes
GED is accepted: yes


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