Viterbo University: Narrative Description

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VITERBO UNIVERSITY M-4

900 Viterbo Dr.
La Crosse, WI 54601-4797
Tel: (608)796-3000
Free: 800-VIT-ERBO
Admissions: (608)796-3010
Fax: (608)796-3050
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.viterbo.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 72-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $11.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6961 per student. Total enrollment: 2,690. Faculty: 199 (116 full-time, 83 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,261 applied, 85% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 1,495 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 427 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 14 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Western Wisconsin Technical College, Viterbo Centers: West Demoine, West Allis, WI. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT. Required for some: essay, 1 recommendation, interview, audition for theater and music; portfolio for art. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,090 includes full-time tuition ($16,240), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($5430). College room only: $2340. Part-time tuition: $475 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Viterbo Student Nurses Association, Viterbo Education Students Club, Connect (AODA peer counselors), campus ministry (volunteer services and service trips), Sigma Pi Delta. Major annual events: Homecoming, Hypnotist show, Courtyard Carni. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security officers on campus 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m, lighted pathways, emergency evacuation plan, self-defense education programs. 561 college housing spaces available; 521 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Todd Wehr Memorial Library with 92,591 books, 233,467 microform titles, 491 serials, 6,229 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $609,318. 278 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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