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Viterbo University

Viterbo University is a Roman Catholic liberal arts university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States in the Diocese of La Crosse.

Location

Address
900 Viterbo Drive
City
La Crosse
State
WI

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2079
Total Graduate enrollment
683
In State Tuition Fees
22740
Out State Tuition Fees
22740
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.47
Male Female Ratio
28:72
Acceptance Rate
69%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
The Viterbo University community prepares students for faithful service and ethical leadership.
Mascot
Vic The V-Hawk
Colors
Cardinal Silver
Conference
Midwest Collegiate

College History

History

In 1890, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration founded St. Rose Normal School, a school to prepare religious sisters to teach in elementary schools. College courses were introduced in 1923. The school developed a four-year college program, and by the 1931-1932 school year became known as St. Rose Junior College. Lay women were admitted starting in 1934. In 1937, the school was renamed Viterbo College. In 1939, it received approval as a four-year degree-granting institution. The school became co-ed in 1970 when men were allowed to enter. On September 4, 2000 the college was renamed Viterbo University. Viterbo is best known for its nursing and theater undergraduate programs, along with its master's program in education. The college enrolls some 1900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in its 50 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, and 4 graduate programs. Viterbo offers a master's degree in servant leadership. Classes are offered on both the Viterbo campus and in the Minneapolis�Saint Paul area. This program works to build an understanding of servant leadership, as defined by Robert Greenleaf, and to help students build the skills needed to implement servant leadership in their business and life.

College Specialty

Specialty

The Viterbo University community prepares students for faithful service and ethical leadership.

Alumni

Alumni

Thea Bowman, Roman Catholic Religious Sister, teacher and scholar Jorge Espat, Belizean politician Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, Belizean politician Damian Miller, former Major League Baseball catcher Shannon Frid, violinist in the band Cloud Cult Jackie Harvey, Onion columnist

Campus

Campus

Urban

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