St. Norbert College: Narrative Description

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100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
Tel: (920)337-3181
Free: 800-236-4878
Admissions: (920)403-3005
Fax: (920)403-4088
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1898. Setting: 92-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $49 million. Research spending 2003-04: $588,974. Educational spending 2003-04: $6319 per student. Total enrollment: 2,103. Faculty: 161 (103 full-time, 58 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,639 applied, 84% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars, 15 class presidents, 14 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,959 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 61 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 21 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision. Preference given to children of alumni, siblings of current or former students, dependents of employees.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,490 includes full-time tuition ($21,210), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($5980). College room only: $3160. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level. Part-time tuition: $2651 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Yes Your Entertainment Service, Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend/Fall Fest, holiday dinner in dining room. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention programs. 1,525 college housing spaces available; 1,488 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Todd Wehr Library with 217,248 books, 29,318 microform titles, 648 serials, 6,411 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $917,276. 219 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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