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Our History. Your Future.
As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert enjoys a proud history and a foundation rooted in tradition. When Norbert of Xanten founded the Norbertine order of priests in the 12th century, he could little have imagined the impact his life and mission would have on the world nearly nine centuries later. Today, at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert lives through this modern, bustling riverfront community dedicated to transforming and empowering a new generation of world-changers.
Docere Verbo et Exemplo – To Teach by Word and Example
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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 2015 “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, then among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. In their 2014 guide to “America’s Best Colleges,” St. Norbert was ranked as one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges making it one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation.
Great Teaching, Successful Outcomes
Colleges of Distinction continues to recognize St. Norbert College in 2014-15 for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.
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.
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
Over 10 years, St. Norbert has graduated 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.