Viterbo University is a private, liberal arts university offering more than 40 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Founded in 1890, the university is affiliated with Roman Catholic and Franciscan values.
Viterbo offers admission in more than 40 majors for students tostudy in the USA. The main campus is situated in La Crosse city in Wisconsin and has an international student population of about 3%. Students are offered a range of services on campus such as career services and international student services. Accommodation is available on campus in both residence halls as well as apartment buildings.
International students must apply online and as early as possible in order to allow time for processing of their applications. Several types of scholarship awards are open to international students who meet all the requirements.
Viterbo University has been ranked in the year 2019-20:
|Type of University||Private|
|Majors and programs offered||40+|
|Mode of the programs||Full-time, Part-time|
|Placement rate of graduates||99%|
|% of undergraduates receiving financial aid each year||98%|
|Number of students||2610|
|Average class size||16|
|Average full-time undergraduate tuition & living costs||41,915 USD|
Viterbo University offers various programs at undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Students can choose from over 40 majors and programs, offered by the - College of Nursing, Health and Human Behaviour, College of Education, Engineering and Sciences and the College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership/ There are more than 1539 unique courses to choose from at Viterbo.
The university also offers brief, study abroad programs under the guidance of the Viterbo University faculty to locations such as - South Africa, China, Costa Rica, Belize, etc.
The main campus of Viterbo University is located at La Crosse, Wisconsin which has been voted by Outdoor magazine as #11 amongst the Top 16 cities to reside in, in the US. The university has satellite centers in West Allis, Wisconsin and in Des Moines, Iowa.
A wide range of student services is available on campus including, health and emergency services, counseling services and a special International student services center.
There are recreational facilities on campus such as athletics and sports and numerous clubs. For those inclined towards serving the community, there are various options for doing voluntary activities and the campus also has its own San Damiano Chapel and campus ministry. There are all the necessary amenities on campus, such as a library, bookstore, campus store, and cafeterias.
Viterbo offers on-campus housing in 2 residence halls – Bonaventure and Marian. Usually, freshmen students are allocated these for the purpose of residence. Students can also look for off-campus studenthousing to stay in the US.
Bonaventure Hall is a 6 story hall capable of housing 200 students. It is well furnished and well equipped with amenities such as internet access, cable TV, laundry facilities as well as a kitchenette, microwave, TV, DVD player, and study space with a computer on each floor.
Marian Hall has 3 floors with a housing capacity of 90. Each of the rooms has internet and cable TV connection and the hall has laundry facilities.
Apart from these residence halls, the campus has 6 apartment buildings for senior students. These are - La Verna Apartments, Canticle House, Clare Apartments, McDonald Terrace, Rose Terrace, and Treacy Apartments.
On-campus resident students need to select a meal plan from the 3 available meal plans through the Residential Life office.
Viterbo University offers admission to International students who need to follow a set of guidelines laid down specifically for them, at the time of application. Admissions are granted on a rolling basis. However, international students are advised to apply as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for processes connected to international applications.
Application process –
|Test||Minimum required scores UG||Minimum required scores PG|
The estimated cost of attendance for each year of study (2019-2020), for undergraduates, is tabulated below. This takes into account expenses in addition to tuition fees –
|Tuition and Fees||28,650 USD|
|Tuition and Fees||5,490 USD - 8,730 USD|
|Accommodation including dining||9,295 USD|
|Books, Supplies, and Health Insurance||3,970 USD|
Viterbo University offers financial aid to students in the form of scholarships. All international students may apply for freshman academic scholarships, provided they meet the specific requirements.
The following are the kinds of available scholarships –
All awardees must be full-time students with a minimum of 12 traditional undergraduate non-ESL credits and are compulsorily required to volunteer as United Nations of Viterbo (international club) leaders, failing which, their renewals may get canceled.
Viterbo University has a strong alumni network and provides certain benefits to its alumni. Some of these are listed below –
Some of the notable alumni are:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$14,100 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Viterbo University Enrollment||6859|
|Average Graduation Rate||45.7%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$14,100 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$8,760 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,500 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$8,760 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,500 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary