Welcome to the Only Norbertine College in the World
Since 1121, members of the religious order founded by Norbert of Xanten have embraced a tradition of radical hospitality. Today, at St. Norbert College, that same tradition is enthusiastically extended to you. At St. Norbert, all are welcome.
A Place in Your Story
No matter your background, choosing the right college can be overwhelming. It needs to be a good fit for who you are – one that provides stellar academic opportunities and a spirit of service to others, while still maintaining a fun and friendly campus experience.
Our campus is community-driven and focused on the story you’re creating. We are as committed to developing your personal journey as we are to your professional aspirations. St. Norbert College is the place for your story to unfold.
Our History. Your Future.
As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert enjoys a proud history and a foundation rooted in tradition. When Norbert of Xanten founded the Norbertine order of priests in the 12th century, he could little have imagined the impact his life and mission would have on the world nearly nine centuries later. Today, at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert lives through this modern, bustling riverfront community dedicated to transforming and empowering a new generation of world-changers.
The Spirit and Tradition of Communio
Just as Norbert invited others to join him in the pursuits of mutual esteem, trust, sincerity, faith, and responsibility, we invite you to join us.
The word for the deep sense of community you find here at St. Norbert is communio. It is lived through open dialogue, consultation, and collaboration. Communio encourages us to respond individually and collectively to the needs of our local and global communities.
At St. Norbert College, you will hear the word communio quite often, but it is our greater hope that you will experience it every day.
Catholic. Liberal Arts. Norbertine.
We invite you to join us in pursuing and living the three core traditions that form our mission to the world:
The Catholic tradition, which calls us to:
- Uphold the sacred dignity of all persons.
- Seek the truth through an ongoing dialogue among faith, reason, and culture.
- Utilize knowledge to promote a Gospel vision of justice.
The Norbertine tradition, which calls us to:
- Pray and reflect communally and individually, welcoming all to participate.
- Seek peace and reconciliation in the spirit of Norbert.
- Respond to the needs of our global and local communities.
The liberal arts tradition, which calls us to:
- Dialogue with diverse cultures, perspectives, and beliefs.
- Cultivate a love of lifelong learning inspired by excellent teaching.
- Think critically as responsible members of society.
The Development of the Whole Person
The college fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development, both inside and outside the classroom. We promote the development of whole persons by cultivating practices of study, reflection, prayer, wellness, play, and action.
As the only Norbertine institution of higher learning in the world, our roots, traditions, and commitments create a unique educational experience that prepares us to honor God, serve humanity and care for all.
Docere Verbo et Exemplo – To Teach by Word and Example
Great Colleges Get Noticed
No matter how you connect with St. Norbert College, you’ll sense the momentum. We are building the nation’s next great liberal arts college, and as you can see, many others agree.
One of the Best
St. Norbert was named one of the 2018 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review’s Best 366 Colleges. The goal of the Princeton Review is to identify standout colleges and universities within each region of the country.
A Reputation for Building Character
St. Norbert was named to the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges as a college with exemplary programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.
A Leading Catholic Liberal Arts College
In their 2018 guide to “America’s Best Colleges,” St. Norbert was ranked as one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, making it one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation.
Great Teaching, Successful Outcomes
Colleges of Distinction continues to recognize St. Norbert College in 2018-19 for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.
Among America’s Top Colleges
In the Forbes Magazine rankings of “America’s Top Colleges,” St. Norbert College sits at #37 out of 650 ranked colleges and universities in the nation.
A Great Value
With rankings that combine educational quality, affordability and alumni success, Money magazine ranked St. Norbert #294 out of 727 colleges as one of the 2018 “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
Exemplary Community Engagement
St. Norbert College was selected for its exemplary practices of community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
Over 10 years, St. Norbert has graduated a higher percentage of students on time than any other college or university in Wisconsin. That helps students keep debt down and enter the workplace or grad school faster. Our four-year graduation guarantee is simple: If you don’t graduate in four years, through no fault of your own, we’ll pick up the tab for the remaining courses needed to complete your degree.
Support for Underserved Students
St. Norbert College was recognized by the Center for Student Opportunity’s College Access & Opportunity Guide for its commitment to serving and supporting students from first-generation, underserved backgrounds.
Fully Accredited Since 1934
St. Norbert College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). Accreditation is a peer-review process intended to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality.
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