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Viterbo University

A Viterbo University 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.

Located in the heart of La Crosse, Viterbo University offers an empowering environment for you to embark on a journey of academic excellence. As a V-Hawk, you’ll encounter a service-oriented mindset that encourages you to explore your passions with guidance from faculty who uphold these core principles and values. A Viterbo education fosters growth in intellect, physical well-being, and spiritual depth to prepare you for diverse career opportunities. With a legacy rooted in the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration for over 130 years, Viterbo University distinguishes itself as an institution dedicated to your holistic success.


At Viterbo, you will discover an intimate atmosphere with small class sizes, where professors are deeply invested in your success, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our campus proudly showcases the cutting-edge School of Nursing building and hosts exciting events at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, featuring top artists from around the world. As a student, you’ll also become part of a top 10 thriving college town in Wisconsin, recognized by the American Institute for Economic Research, alongside over 15,000 students across three institutions.

Explore more than 40 programs and open doors to guaranteed paid internships, study abroad expeditions, and immersive research opportunities. With our exceptional 99% job placement rate within six months after graduation, your education propels you toward success beyond the classroom. Viterbo is a place that’s built for you to thrive. You will receive personalized guidance from faculty and engage in hands-on learning experiences that will shape your college journey with a lasting impact.

Quick Facts
2,301 students
(1,443 undergraduate, 858 graduate)
Tuition & fees
Food & housing
Average cost after aid
$17,177 (2021-22 average)
Student/faculty ratio

Did You Know?

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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Admission requirements

Individually evaluated based on GPA, coursework, and optional submission of ACT or SAT.

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 Teaching, 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, Doctor of Education in Ethical Leadership

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
Housing and Food: $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