St. Norbert College (SNC) is a private Catholic liberal arts college in De Pere, Wisconsin
Founded in October 1898 by Abbot Bernard Pennings, a Norbertine priest and educator, St. Norbert College was named after Saint Norbert of Xanten. In 1952, the college became coeducational. The school currently enrolls about 2,160 students.
St. Norbert College offers undergraduate programs in more than 40 areas of study, leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is also offered through a joint effort with the Bellin College of Nursing. The most popular undergraduate majors are Business Administration (16%), Education (14%), and Communication (10%). In addition to its undergraduate offerings, St. Norbert College offers three masters-level graduate programs in education, theological studies, and liberal studies. The Master of Theological Studies department hosts a branch program in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Program studies take place at the Norbertine Abbey of Santa Maria de la Vid in Albuquerque. Students on that campus can earn the full MTS degree. In the fall of 2015, the college is planning on offering an MBA program through its new School of Business and Economics and will begin to accept students into its medical education program in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, which is locating its Green Bay extension in the new science building at St. Norbert.
St. Norbert College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1 and an average class size of 21. Regardless of their major, students enrolled at St. Norbert College complete a 12-course (48 credit) General Education Program that emphasizes writing and the liberal arts. The school places an emphasis on its honors program, student-faculty collaborative research (as early as freshman and sophomore years), professional internships and study abroad.
Over the past 15 years, St. Norbert has been ranked as one of the top five comprehensive (bachelor’s-level) colleges in the Midwest by U.S.News & World Report. In 2008, St. Norbert moved into the national liberal arts colleges category and is now ranked 123rd of the 264 schools in the nationwide category. The college is also listed among the “Best in the Midwest” by Princeton Review, and is ranked 267th of out 650 by Forbes on their list of America’s Best Colleges.