About Saint Norbert College

Founded in 1898, Saint Norbert College. is a Private college. Located in Wisconsin, which is a city setting in Wisconsin, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,102 full time undergraduate students, and 109 full time graduate students.

The Saint Norbert College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 140 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saint Norbert College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate81%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range960-1230
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at SNC are considered Less Selective, with ,29% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

85% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 58% were in the top quarter, and 25% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Saint Norbert College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
47%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
26%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
58%
“We only party on weekends”
32%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
63%
“There might be people who do”
26%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
16%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
79%
“I feel extremely safe”
21%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
47%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
58%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
26%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
5%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
58%
“We only party on weekends”
32%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
63%
“There might be people who do”
26%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Saint Norbert College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    92 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    69 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    94 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    96 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    96 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 74 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    96 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    96 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    96 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Saint Norbert College?

25 Students rated Saint Norbert College

Erin - 07/30/2023

Saint Norbert College has a feel of home to it. It's small, the professors want to have relationships with you, and there are plenty of extracurriculars to partake in. If you are running late to class, you can make it across campus in less than ten minutes. There are also plenty of resources for mental and physical health facilities. There are times, however, when the campus can feel like you are right back in high school. There are cliques, as well as groups that it is more or less popular to be a part of. The housing program is also pretty difficult to get a grasp of. It is very stressful, and I'd recommend asking about the process before committing to the school.

Sunnie - 12/24/2021

I love it. I am always active on campus from my frequent jobs to frequent clubs. I am able to manage my time well with an academic advisor and academic study team. I love my classes, my peers, and everything around me. st Norbert college is a great place to study and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to go to a small school.

Danielle

I have found that St. Norbert is an amazing college. The faculty and staff care about all those on campus and strive to ensure the students' success while they are at St. Norbert. Even though I have only been here a semester so far, I have come to love the college!

Leah

Saint Norbert College is full of wonderful opportunities that larger schools struggle to deliver. With small class sizes and extremely knowledgeable and experienced professors, personalized advice is easy to come by. The close connections between faculty and students are emphasized in all aspects of the college both in and outside of the classroom. It is not uncommon to schedule a lunch break with a professor to discuss a topic of interest at the local coffee shop. Resources for internships, job offers, and scholarships are strong at Saint Norbert College. Come to SNC and count on challenging courses but a fantastic amount of support from professors and staff who will help you succeed.

Saint Norbert College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Saint Norbert College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Saint Norbert College is 81%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back to myself as a high school senior I would advise myself to take dual enrollment classes while in high school to get some credit out of the way and make the transition more smooth. I would also advise myself not to overload myself the first semester like I did, taking five classes your first semester in college and working thirty five hours a week is not advisable. Also, I would tell myself to really sit back and enjoy senior year and my fellow classmates' company because before I knew it we were graduating and going our seperate ways, which was very sad and hard to look back on. Another piece of advice I would give myself is to stay away from the fast food because the infamous "freshman fifteen" is real and it will get you! Plus, I would tell myself to take advantage of college syllabi and begin studying for tests and working on papers far in advance of the deadlines to avoid unnecessary stress on myself.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I think I would have wished to know exactly what people did in their spare time. many people are very open and friendly, however at the same time there is a culture among freshmen that is 1 of 3 things: 1.) drink 2.) study 3.) stay in and be a loner. Many people do not take these 3 to heart, but there is a core group who only stays in and studies.. a group that is heavily reliant on drinking and another that do not like to come out even during the day it seems.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think the kind of person that should attend this school is an outgoing, friendly and focused person. This school is not very easy to get into to and you dont want to waste the time you have here, so you must be focused on what you want to get out of the school.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A home away from home.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    binge drinking/partying

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about St. Norbert College is the community. Everyone, students and professors, are very friendly. I know tons of people on campus and am always meeting new, friendly people. The professors are great too. I did not expect college professors to be so friendly. They always say hi when you pass them in the hall and work with students all the time.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Lack of tolerance for differing ideas / backgrounds

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are knowledgeable, confident, willing, humorous, and determined.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who should attend this school should be outgoing, ambitious and like the feel of a small close community. People who like personal attention and small classes with very helpful and available faculty and staff should attend St. Norbert College. It is a great school for people looking into the fields of Buisness, education, communicatoins, Sciences and Liberal Arts. People who like the feel of a family will love this school.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    feels like family

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Great profs, open atmosphere, friendly staff

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Saint Norbert College is the cost. The cost of tuition, housing, and a meal plan all add up really quickly. The price can be extremely overwhelming. Luckily, Saint Norbert offers great financial aid! That is honestly the only complaint I have!

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    There are a number of students who attend St. Norbert College because their parents paid for it, but there are also students who have come here with scholarships from SNC or awarded at their high school, not to mention the student loans that tend to grow with interest until after graduation. As for being cliquey, it is a small campus and usually the friends you meet freshmen year are the friends you have for the next three years and beyond college. They become your family. And whether you like to party or drink, it is completely up to you what you do. There are parties every weekend and sometimes even during the week, if you want to go. Otherwise, students do their own thing to stay away from the party scene.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The benefits of being at a smaller college are the smaller class sizes and my professors know my name. All students have an adviser to help them through registering for classes and making sure they are doing well not only in class, but with roommates and adjusting to college too. My adviser is also one of my communications professors and very easy to talk to. As a communications major, I would like more professors. Our three largest areas of study are communications, business and education. The business and education departments have three times as many professors, which makes it harder to get into the classes I need. As a liberal arts college though, students are required to take general studies classes outside of their major and/or minor, including philosophy and a religious studies class. So definitely come in with college or AP credit if you want to pick your classes before everyone else. The library and the campus center (a place where students hang out) are two favorite places to study on campus, otherwise there are study rooms available. You’ll see a lot of people with books on Sundays and generally throughout the week. My favorite classes are typically my communications classes, but I also really enjoyed my middle eastern history class and introduction to the bible. The professor really makes the class and once you’re on campus you’ll be advised to take this professor and this professor. Get to know the students who have been here for awhile, they will let you know which classes to take and with whom. And if you want to try something different, I recommend any of the art classes.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The college provides entertainment every so often, such as movies in the campus center, comedians and musicians. They typically have more going on first semester to discourage freshmen from drinking. Students who don’t drink usually do things together like go to the local shopping mall, go out to eat, or catch a movie. It’s definitely easier to get around when you have a car on campus or know someone that does. But, when the weather is nice people love to be outside. Freshmen are encouraged to have an open door policy to meet new people and they usually keep the friends they make their first year. If students date or anything else, it’s safe to say most people on campus will know about it by the end of the week. Otherwise students come to school with a relationship. Greek life is a great way to get involved on campus with it’s opportunities for leadership, community service, philanthropies and friends for a lifetime. We currently have three fraternities and four sororities. We also have social groups. Basically they are a group of people who have something in common and like to party. Some are more tasteful than others, but usually everyone finds a niche somewhere. Homecoming in the fall is not only an athletic event, but a competition between the Greek organizations and social groups. There is a parade, intramural volleyball and flag football, skits, and much more. If Greek life or social groups are not for you, there are also a ton of clubs, organizations and intramural sports to join. Sporting events are a pretty big deal especially football and hockey.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    People tend to think most students are rich, cliquey, and like to party.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I think the best thing about St. Norbert is its size. I grew up in a smaller town and was looking for a smaller college. Some students do think it’s too small, especially if they’re from Milwaukee or Chicago. It could be because De Pere really isn’t a college town, despite how many bars there are. Most students are not a fan of the four year on-campus residency requirement and housing has been a big issue due to this requirement. Seniors especially do not like it because they feel it does not prepare them for life after college. The caf food is also not the best, but they do have their good days. SNC administration really tries to keep student involvement high. We have a student-run government and residence hall representatives to handle any comments or complaints students may have. When I tell people I go to St. Norberts, I get one of two reactions: ‘wow, that’s a tough school’ or ‘big partier, hey?’ The fact is we study hard and we still get to have fun. What I love about SNC is the gorgeous campus. It’s right on the Fox River and even though it’s the punch line of most jokes here on campus (you might grow a third arm if you swim in it), I love to sit on the docks when the weather is nice to do homework or just hang out with friends. You can even watch the water ski club go by as they do tricks up and down the river. It’s mostly the student athletes who have SNC pride, especially the hockey and football teams, but the community also carries a lot of SNC pride. Our local church, Old St. Joe’s, is located right on campus and everyone there takes a lot or pride in being part of the college. They love student involvement of any kind. Some professors also attend mass and quite a few of the Norbertine priests are professors or hold administrative positions on campus. If you want to get involved, SNC is the right place to be.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

2,102

Total Undergrad Enrollment

109

Total Grad Students

19%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

71

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

75%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
87%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Saint Norbert College receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 68% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$35,381

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$950

Books and Supplies

$9,144

Room and Board

45,475

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$18,531
$30 - $48K
$18,957
$48 - $75K
$21,194
$75 - $110K
$26,209
$110K & UP
$29,166

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