Viterbo University

Viterbo University

Viterbo University is a Roman Catholic, liberal arts university located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. It was founded in 1890 as St. Rose Normal School by Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. The college began offering classes from 1923. It was granted university status on September 4, 200, and was renamed Viterbo University. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Viterbo University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in a wide variety of sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer. The athletic teams are nicknamed the V-Hawks. The university is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

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Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse , WI 54601-8804
General Phone: (608) 796-3000

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Viterbo University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching439curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, art education, business teaching, English teaching, industrial arts teaching, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine160registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Business and Management98business management, business administration, accounting, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts49Spanish language, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, sociology
Science18biology, biochemistry, biopsychology, natural sciences, chemistry
Family and Social Work13social work
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy and religious studies, theological and ministerial studies, theology and religious vocations
Music9music, music performance, music pedagogy
Art Studies9visual and performing arts, art studies, arts management
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8dietitian
Security and Law Enforcement6criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Design2design and visual communication, graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Viterbo University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree37548
Postbaccalaureate certificate122
Master's degree4219
Post-master's certificate222
Associate's degree51

Viterbo University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Viterbo University had a total enrollment of 3,088 students (3,312 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 30%
Women 70%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 17%
Graduate 83%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 19%
20-21 15%
22-24 12%
25-29 12%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 7%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Viterbo University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 67 %

Viterbo University Room and Board (2007)

Viterbo University offers campus housing for 561 of its 3,312 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of La Crosse, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Viterbo University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2024

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Viterbo University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,490
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,490
Room and board $ 6,380
Room charge $ 2,910
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,470
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 2,500

Financial Aid:
Viterbo University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 391100)

Viterbo University Faculty

Viterbo University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1221
Non-tenured and not on tenure track35

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$68,3347$64,269
Associate professoracademic year24$55,94426$56,605
Assistant professoracademic year12$48,54422$48,536
Instructoracademic year1*5$39,745
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year46$56,16161$52,840

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Viterbo University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Midwest Classic Conference
Baseball Midwest Classic Conference
Track Midwest Classic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports112738

Viterbo University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Viterbo University Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Top 17%Viterbo University % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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