St. Norbert College

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School Overview

St. Norbert College (abbreviated SNC) is a four-year liberal arts college that is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Church. It was founded in 1898 and is located in De Pere, Wisconsin. The school was named after a Catholic bishop and founder of the Premonstratension order of canons regular, Saint Norbert of Xanten. The college was established as college for men but began accepting women in 1962. Today the college has a total annual enrollment of roughly 2,200 students. While St. Norbert College is primarily an undergraduate institution it does offer a few graduate programs. Currently, the school has about 50 graduate students.

St. Norbert offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in over 40 areas of study but the most popular fields of study are business, education and communication, in that order. The college also offers a Bachelor of Music degree, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The BSN is offered via a partnership with the Bellin College of Nursing.

In addition to a comprehensive selection of bachelor’s degrees, St. Norbert College offers master’s degrees in liberal arts studies, theological studies and education. The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) programs is not offered at the De Pere, Wisconsin campus. It is offered through a branch campus in Albuquerque, Mexico.

Class size at St. Norbert College averages around 21 students and the college boasts a student to faculty ration of 14 to 1. All undergraduate students at St. Norbert College, irregarless of major, are required to complete 48 credit hours of general education programs (about 12 courses in all). St. Norbert has a honors program for students with superior drive and academic performance.

U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Norbert among the top five comprehensive undergraduate colleges in the entire Midwest. It is also ranked 127th among 264 recognized liberal arts colleges in the United States. On the Forbes list of America’s Best Colleges (which includes about 600 colleges), St. Norbert was ranked No.84.

General Information

Admission Office

100 Grant Street

De Pere, WI 54115-2099

(920) 403-3005

(800) 236-4878

Fax: (920) 403-4072

Contact: Bridget O’Connor

Enrollment Management and Communications
Main Address

100 Grant Street

De Pere, WI 54115-2099

(920) 337-3181

Total undergrads: 2,084

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 532

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,036

Graduate enrollment: 53


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 81%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer Science B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Religious Education B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Saint Norbert College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(920) 337-3181
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,211
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):74%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,211 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$35,381
Out-of-state Tuition:$35,381
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$20,580

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Saint Norbert College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Norbert College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics43
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences4
Theology and Religious Vocations111
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total7593

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Norbert College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$950

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid599100%
Grant or scholarship aid599100%$20,580
Student loan aid41769%$8,305

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,06098%$19,116
Federal student loans1,39066%$6,397

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saint Norbert College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saint Norbert College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants3,6051,5352,070
Percent admitted100%77%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%16%17%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saint Norbert College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,211
Undergraduate enrollment2,102
Graduate enrollment109

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saint Norbert College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

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