St. Norbert College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of St. Norbert College

St. Norbert College River is a Catholic liberal arts institution in De Pere, Wisconsin. Students can select from over 30 majors, and academics are backed by a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 22. The institution has over 60 student organizations and clubs on the student life front, including many honor societies, musical groups, and fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the St. Norbert College Green Knights play in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 2,228 (2,132 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male/59% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,529
  • Books: $950
  • Room and Board: $10,435
  • Other Expenses: $1,100
  • Total Cost: $52,014

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,595
    • Loans: $6,899

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business/Commerce, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; and Psychology, General

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 22%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of St. Norbert College Admissions

St. Norbert had an acceptance rate of 78% in 2019; the school is generally accessible to most applicants each year. The institution is test-optional, meaning that students can select whether or not to submit scores from the SAT or ACT. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Norbert College Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 520/620
    • SAT Math: 510/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 22/27
    • ACT English: 21/27
    • ACT Math: 21/27
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for St. Norbert College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If St. Norbert College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for St. Norbert College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Temple University, Seton Hall University, Howard University, University of Houston, San Diego State University, University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than St. Norbert College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

Stony Brook University, University of Texas at Dallas, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy

Applying to St. Norbert College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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