St. Norbert College

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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.

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