Viterbo University

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School Overview

Viterbo University (commonly referred as “Viterbo”) is a private four-year liberal arts university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It is located in Diocese of La Crosse in the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. It was founded as the St. Rose Normal School in 1890 by the Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, a Catholic congregation for women. In 1923, the school began offering four-year colllege degree programs at which time it changed its name to St. Rose Junior College. In 1937, the college changed its name once more; this time to Viterbo College. In the fall of 2000, the institution’s name one changed to Viterbo University to reflect its status as a state university.

Viterbo offers a large selection bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in a variety of disciplines. Some of the more popular programs at Viterbo include its bachelor’s degree in nursing and bachelor’s degree in theater. At the graduate level, several programs, including the Masters of Servant Leadership, are quite popular among students. In all, Viterbo offers over 77 undergraduate majors and minors, and 4 graduate degree programs.

Currently, Viterbo has a total annual enrollment of roughly 3,100 students (2,200 undergraduate and 900 graduate). Even though the university offers a decent select of graduate programs, it is still considered an undergraduate institution.

General Information

Admission Office

900 Viterbo Drive

La Crosse, WI 54601-8804

(608) 796-3010

(800) 848-3726

Fax: (608) 796-3020



Contact: Roland Nelson

Vice President for Enrollment
Main Address

900 Viterbo Drive

La Crosse, WI 54601-8804

(608) 796-3060

www.viterbo.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,093

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 365

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,997

Graduate enrollment: 851

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 86%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General B
Arts Management B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Pedagogy B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Organizational management B

Communications & Journalism

Organizational Communication B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
English and theatre arts B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Individualized learning B
Natural Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B
Religious studies/philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Ministry 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.

Viterbo University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(608) 796-3001
Website:www.viterbo.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.viterbo.edu/admission/apply-online
Address:900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601-8804
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,699
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):47%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,911 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$26,150
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,150
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,588

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Viterbo University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Viterbo University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services171
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education29144
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics21
Health Professions and Related Programs565
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies3
Physical Sciences2
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations11
Visual and Performing Arts12
Grand total3716611

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Viterbo University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services31
Education7
Health Professions and Related Programs3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Grand total7191

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Viterbo University 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
In-state$26,150
Out-of-state$26,150
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,936
Out-of-state$7,936

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid279100%
Grant or scholarship aid279100%$16,588
Student loan aid21577%$6,954

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,59085%$13,140
Federal student loans1,32171%$8,046

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,7706751,095
Percent admitted100%51%70%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%14%20%

Admissions Considerations

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

Viterbo University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,699
Undergraduate enrollment1,875
Graduate enrollment824

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

Viterbo University Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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