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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
About Viterbo University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
North Star Athletic Association
Address
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601
From Viterbo University

Viterbo University offers more than 70 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.

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
61%
SAT Range
1020-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$20,457/ 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
$17,147/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,394Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
379
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
23%
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
    55%
    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
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    Viterbo University 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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    Viterbo University is a great environment to learn in. The school offers grants and scholarship for students to help pay for tuition. The students have great relationships with professors. Majority of the professors care about the students and will reach out if you seemed off that day in class to make sure you are okay. The school offers free tutoring sessions for the first few semesters. But once you reach junior and senior year, unless you are a nursing student, the tutor sessions kinda stop because those classes are only offered every other year.
    Viterbo University's greatest assets are the people - students, professors, staff, alumni. The people who leave Viterbo are fantastic people looking to make a difference in the world no matter how big or small. The campus is small, but absolutely beautiful. It is a place an incoming freshman will quickly call "home."