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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

On campus classes at Viterbo University will resume for the fall 2020 semester barring any government health directives to the contrary. In the meantime, we have a variety of resources to assist you. Viterbo has also moved to test-optional for ACT and SAT scores through at least fall 2022. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601
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NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
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Viterbo University offers more than 40 academic programs (traditional and online) that prepare students for outstanding careers. Whether it be at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree level, classes are taught by faculty members dedicated to the success of their students. Viterbo students are known by name and build strong connections with faculty both in and outside of the classroom. Most programs feature internships, study abroad, service, and field research opportunities that enhance the classroom experience. Viterbo also has a generous transfer-credit policy and accelerated bachelor’s degree completion programs specifically designed for working professionals. Viterbo’s beautiful campus and vibrant community are located in La Crosse—a city nestled between scenic bluffs and the Mississippi River. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Viterbo is a Catholic, Franciscan University in the liberal arts tradition.

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Viterbo University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
1040-1400
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$20,721/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$17,941/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Engineering at Viterbo University

Viterbo’s engineering classes are offered in a cutting-edge inventor workshop where students get hands-on experience. The program features guaranteed internships, research opportunities with faculty, and small class sizes where students get individual attention. Our curriculum was developed with business partners and provides a solid foundation of engineering skills and excellent career prospects.

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,394Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
320
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Nursing Major
    88%
  • They are open and welcoming to new people.
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
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  • Small,private
    85%
  • Service Oriented
    15%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    62%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    97%
    National
    83%
    78%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

    Viterbo University Reviews

    395 reviews
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    Coming from a small high school in a little rural town, Viterbo was the perfect fit. I knew my professors personally, whether they were in the nursing program or not. The professors cared about my learning and were accommodating to unexpected life events. The coursework was rigorous but prepared me to be an excellent, compassionate nurse. I met amazing friends and was able to be very active in a variety of clubs on campus. Doing my nursing synthesis in Alaska was the icing on the cake!
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    The instructors are there to ensure that you are having a quality experience. It appears that they are truly there for students to learn and then after they can assure that has happened, they assign a grade. It is a trend in other educational platforms that a grade is the only indicator of learning, however at Viterbo that is not the case. You can walk away with intangible learning that will last past the test.
    Honestly could not recommend Viterbo more highly -- an extremely rigorous program in a small artistic town. The professors care a lot and will push you when you need it, and also encourage you to take care of your mental health and general wellness. I emerged from this school with a degree and skillset, but also a developed sense of how to care for myself and others through stressful circumstances.