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Viterbo University

Quick Facts

1,826 undergraduate; 851 graduate
Financial aid
Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Student/faculty ratio

Looking for a beautiful place to call home for the next four years? Consider Viterbo University in La Crosse, a city located between the Mississippi River and the surrounding bluffs. It’s a place where there is plenty to see and do.


Viterbo features small classes taught by excellent faculty dedicated to student success. The university also has terrific facilities, including a state-of-the-art School of Nursing building and the new Weber Center for the Performing Arts, a premiere theatre facility located on the Mississippi. Viterbo offers more than 70 programs of study, many of which offer guaranteed paid internships, study abroad, and research opportunities to enhance your classroom experience.


Enrollment: 1,826 undergraduate, 851 graduate
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1


Admission requirements

At least 16 academic units of study: English (4), math (3), natural science (3), social science or history (3), and elective credits (3); satisfactory scores on the ACT or SAT test. Students must submit official transcripts and test scores.


How AP/IB credits are handled

Credit is granted for AP and IB classes taken in high school. Awarded credits vary by subject and test score.


Degrees offered

Associate of Arts/Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Art Education, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Individualized Learning, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Doctorate of Nursing Practice



Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 95%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Admissions Office at 608.796.3010 or

FAFSA code: 003911

Tuition and Fees: $26,150
Room and Board: $8,510


Conference/division affiliation: North Star Athletic Association

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, track & field

Women’s athletics

Basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball

Intramurals offered


Dr. Glena Temple

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900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601-8804


Students on Viterbo campus

The city of Viterbo, Italy, is the namesake of the university. Viterbo was home to St. Rose of Viterbo, the young Franciscan woman who is the patroness of the FSPA--the order of sisters which founded Viterbo University.