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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Cardinal Stritch is a private, Catholic university located in Glendale, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 901 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cardinal Stritch acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 45% of students, Cardinal Stritch alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,000.
About Cardinal Stritch University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
6801 N Yates Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217
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Cardinal Stritch University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1160
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,154/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,828/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,602/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,972/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,334/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,947/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
901Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • Friendly
    52%
  • Focused
    41%
  • Concentrate
    4%
  • Diverse
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
56%
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.39 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Small
    30%
  • Serious
    26%
  • Convient
    19%
  • Adventure
    15%
  • Crappy
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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The professors are interesting, fair, and brilliant. I also love the Franciscan atmosphere. There are Franciscan-oriented extracurricular programs and beautiful artwork of St. Francis of Assisi. The Franciscan spirit is tangible on this campus, and I truly appreciate this. The coursework is challenging and brings enlightenment and much growth. The campus has a very diverse population and is a true representation of Milwaukee and our surrounding communities. The campus is easy to navigate and parking is ample at any time of day or night. It is a campus that feels safe; it's quiet, conducive to contemplation, conversation, and study.
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I'm a nursing student at Cardinal Stritch University and it's been a great ride so far! There is no petitioning for the nursing program which is great. The classes are small. The people and professors are friendly and helpful. Although the tuition is about $28,000 a year, it's pretty affordable after all the loans and scholarships given as well.
Small liberal arts college located just north of Milwaukee, WI with a small campus that has a great sense of community. With nearly all of the buildings connected (including dorms- YES!), winters were bareable and rolling out of bed in shorts to class was very easy. Dining options are slim, and facilities could use major updates. Sporting events were often held off campus due to lack of facilities. Teachers and advisors truly wanted to see students succeed in studies, faith, and life beyond college. Small class sizes was great for a learning atmosphere; however, not many offerings per course (usually 1-2 options). Party scene included going downtown every weekend. The dorm options were either a single/double in the building connected to the rest of the school or a separate building on campus with multiple living arrangement options. Dorms could use some updating. Apartment complexes all around the school allowed for students to live off campus after first year.