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Saint Norbert College

St. Norbert College is a private Catholic liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin. Founded in October 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Norbertine priest and educator, the school was named after Saint Norbert of Xanten.

Location

Address
100 Grant St
City
De Pere
State
WI

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2160
Total Graduate enrollment
74
In State Tuition Fees
31266
Out State Tuition Fees
31266
ACT Score
25
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.46
Male Female Ratio
43:57
Acceptance Rate
81%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Green Knight
Colors
Green Gold
Conference
Midwest

College History

History

St. Norbert College was established when Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Dutch immigrant priest from the Premonstratensian Berne Abbey of Heeswijk, the Netherlands, founded the college to train young men for the priesthood. Frances I. Van Dyke, a seminarian, was the first and, at the time, the only student. St. Norbert is the first and only institution of higher learning in the world sponsored by the Premonstratensian order. Abbot Pennings later started a commerce program at the college for lay students before retiring in 1955. St. Norbert's second president, Father Dennis Burke, expanded the college, anticipating the student population would eventually reach 2000. Dr. Robert Christin, who became president in 1968, implemented the current course system and the academic divisional structure. In 1973, Neil Webb, a former faculty member and vice president, became president. With his strong fiscal management abilities, Dr. Webb established the first substantial permanent endowment for the school. Serving as the college's president from 1983 to 2000, Thomas Manion brought national recognition to the institution and led the expansion of facilities and the development of additional academic programs. Under his leadership, the enrollment topped 2000, and extensive renovations and construction activities expanded the college's physical facilities. Mr. Thomas Kunkel, former Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, became the seventh president of the college on July 1, 2008.

College Specialty

Specialty

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.�

Alumni

Alumni

Chris Ayers, Hollywood cartoonist Nicholas J. Bichler, Wisconsin State Assemblyman Vernon Biever, photographer and author Robert John Cornell, member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin N. Patrick Crooks, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice William J. Duffy, Wisconsin jurist and legislator Tom Durkin, sportscaster James H. Flatley, U.S. Navy war hero Lawrence J. Fleming, U.S. Air Force Major General Ted Fritsch, Jr., football player Chester A. Gerlach, Wisconsin State Assemblyman Herbert J. Grover, educator and politician John C. Hanley, U.S. Army general David E. Hutchison, Wisconsin State Assemblyman Larry Krause, NFL player Joe LaFleur, NFL player Myron P. Lotto, Wisconsin State Senator Dale McKenna, Wisconsin State Senator Terry Meeuwsen, Television Host and Miss America 1973 Michael Monfils, Mayor, City of Green Bay William R. Moser, politician and jurist Mary Mullarkey, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court Leo P. O'Brien, Wisconsin State Senator Tip O'Neill, NFL player Paul J. Rogan, Wisconsin State Senator James J. Schmitt, mayor, City of Green Bay Tadashi Yamamoto, founder of the Japan Center for International Exchange and the Shimoda Conference Don Schneider, president of Schneider National, Inc. and philanthropist Rory "Milo" Ferreira, rapper and producer

Campus

Campus

Suburban,93 Acres (38 Ha)

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