Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI

Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$29,350

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

27%

male

73%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 974
Declined 298
Total Received 1,272
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Private

1,751

undergraduate students

841

graduate students

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School Facts

Viterbo University, founded in 1890 and sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, is a Catholic, Franciscan University in the liberal arts tradition. Its 72-acre campus is located in La Crosse, WI 150 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,592
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Scholarships

72-acre campus in La Crosse (population: 51,834), 150 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Minneapolis-St. Paul. School operates transportation to outdoor athletic complex. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: La Crosse Regional

Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI
54601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Board (SAB)
  • Viterbo Student Nurses Association (VSNA)
  • Education Club
  • Colleges Against Cancer (CAL)
  • Residence Hall Association

Top Events

  • Courtyard Carni
  • Welcome Back Bash
  • Viterbo Days (family day)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • lighted pathways, emergency evacuation plan, self-defense education programs, security cameras

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
87%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
27%
500-599
59%
400-499
5%
700-800
13%
600-699
18%
500-599
54%
400-499
13%
30-36
3%
24-29
34%
18-23
56%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.57

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 974
Declined 298
Total Received 1,272

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Important

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation

Considered

application essay
geographical residence
recommendation(s)
state residency

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $28,660
Room & board $9,670
Additional fees $690
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $40,020

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biopsychology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Organizational Communication, General
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy
Pre-Chiropractic Studies
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Sustainability Studies
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

2,592

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

1,751
students

Female
73%
1,275

Male
27%
476

32%

841
students

Female
75%
631

Male
25%
210

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

1,433
students

Female
74%
1,051

Male
26%
382

19%

318
students

Female
71%
224

Male
29%
94

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 41%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

174

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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