St. Norbert College, a Catholic liberal arts college embracing the Norbertine ideal of communio, provides an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development. Communio is characterized by mutual esteem, trust, sincerity, faith and responsibility. It is lived through open dialogue, communication, consultation and collaboration. It encourages us to respond individually and collectively to the needs of our local and global communities.
Today St. Norbert College, formed in the Catholic, liberal arts and Norbertine traditions, embodies Norbert’s ideal of communio by embracing all people while maintaining its own identity. When pursued through the lens of communio, our mission challenges us to educate the whole person intellectually, spiritually and personally.
Our three core traditions promote student learning outcomes that include skill development in critical and analytical thought, quantification, synthesis, problem solving and communication. Our students learn to apply these skills as responsible citizens of a diverse, interdependent and changing world. In all aspects of campus life, students are encouraged to identify, test and strengthen their moral convictions; act with personal integrity; develop meaningful personal goals; and build relationships based on mutual respect.
St. Norbert College offers more than 30 major fields of study and 3 graduate programs. There is an emphasis on: honors program, student-faculty collaborative research (as early as freshman and sophomore years), professional internships and study abroad. Classes are taught by full professors rather than graduate teaching assistants.
The College enrolls 2,200 total students. There are 139 full-time and 58 part-time faculty; 87% with a Ph.D. or highest degree.
The College is located on the banks of the Fox River in De Pere, Wis. (a residential community of 22,000) just five miles south of Green Bay (greater Green Bay area named one of the 2008 "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance) in Brown County (population of more than 230,000).
Great Colleges Get Noticed
No matter how you connect with St. Norbert College, you’ll sense the momentum. President Tom Kunkel has often stated that “we are building the nation’s next great liberal arts college,” and as you can see, many others agree.
One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest
St. Norbert was named one of the 2012 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review's Best 366 Colleges. The goal of the Princeton Review is to identify standout colleges and universities within each region of the country.
A Reputation for Building Character
St. Norbert was named to the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges as a college with exemplary programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.
A Leading Catholic Liberal Arts College
Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Norbert College among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. In their 2012 guide to “America’s Best Colleges” St. Norbert was ranked as one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges and one of the Top-10 Catholic Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation.
Among America’s Top Colleges
In the Forbes Magazine rankings of “America’s Top Colleges,” St. Norbert College sits at #113 out of 650 ranked colleges and universities in the nation.
Exemplary Community Engagement
St. Norbert College was selected for its exemplary practices of community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Best-in-State Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
St. Norbert graduates a higher percentage of students on-time than any other college or university in Wisconsin. That helps students keep debt down and enter the workplace or grad school faster. Our four-year graduation guarantee is simple: If you don’t graduate in four years, through no fault of your own, we’ll pick up the tab for the remaining courses needed to complete your degree.
Support for Underserved Students
St. Norbert College was recognized by the Center for Student Opportunity's College Access & Opportunity Guide for its commitment to serving and supporting students from first-generation, underserved backgrounds.
Fully Accredited Since 1934
St. Norbert College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). Accreditation is a peer review process intended to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality. St. Norbert was re-accredited in the fall of 2011.