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Viterbo University

Quick Facts

1,600 undergraduate; 890 graduate
Financial aid
Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 99%
Student/faculty ratio

A Viterbo Univeristy education is one of the best investments a student can make in their future. Our graduates have a 99% placement rate within six months of graduation, which proves they have the experience employers are looking for. We offer a four-year graduation guarantee that lays out a clear path to on-time graduation, and substantial scholarships that show we’re serious about affordability. Our students benefit from small class sizes and work one-to-one with faculty members and advisors. Internships, study abroad, co-op opportunities, and field research projects enhance the classroom education. Viterbo also offers leading graduate programs in business, education, leadership, mental health counseling, nursing, nutrition, and school counseling - which many undergraduate students choose to pursue through our 4+1 pathways. Our beautiful campus is located in La Crosse, named a top college town in Wisconsin by the American Institute for Economic Research. Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration over 130 years ago, Viterbo is a Catholic, Franciscan University that stands out for its commitment to the holistic success of each student.


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: 1,600 undergraduate, 890 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. Unofficial transcripts may be used for admission. Official transcripts will be needed prior to enrolling. Viterbo is test optional for the 2022-23 academic year.


How AP/IB credits are handled

Credits are granted for AP and IB exams taken in high school. Awarded credits vary by subject and test score. Visit for more information.


Degrees offered

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Graduate Programs

Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Community Medical Dietetics, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Master of Science in School Counseling, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision


Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 99%
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: $32,350
Room and Board: $10,670


Conference/division affiliation: North Star Athletic Association, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, dance, esports, golf, soccer, track & field, volleyball

Women’s athletics

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

Intramurals offered


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.

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La Crosse, WI 54601-8804 ,