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St. Norbert College

De Pere, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%

St. Norbert College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into St. Norbert College. Around 84% of applicants get into St. Norbert College each year. Out of 3,918 applications received in 2023, 3,275 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to St. Norbert College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

St. Norbert College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of St. Norbert College's admissions stats.

St. Norbert College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Mean SAT Score 1144
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 10%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 52%
Waitlist No

St. Norbert College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St. Norbert College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to St. Norbert College?

St. Norbert College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St. Norbert College Admissions

How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to St. Norbert College?

It is moderately difficult to get into St. Norbert College. St. Norbert College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, St. Norbert College accepted 84% of students, approximately 3,275 from 3,918 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like St. Norbert College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to St. Norbert College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to St. Norbert College

St. Norbert College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does St. Norbert College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at St. Norbert College

What does St. Norbert College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with St. Norbert College for more information on admission factors.

St. Norbert College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to St. Norbert College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with St. Norbert College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into St. Norbert College?

Students admitted to St. Norbert College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At St. Norbert College 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At St. Norbert College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17.15%
3.75 and 3.99 27.62%
3.50 and 3.74 20.92%
3.25 and 3.49 11.51%
3.00 and 3.24 12.34%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 1.46%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to St. Norbert College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

St. Norbert College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 10% of St. Norbert College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 52% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

The mean composite SAT score for a St. Norbert College student is 1144.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St. Norbert College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St. Norbert College students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at St. Norbert College, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St. Norbert College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St. Norbert College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to St. Norbert College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to St. Norbert College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in St. Norbert College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

St. Norbert College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. Norbert College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St. Norbert College.

Does St. Norbert College accept transfer credits?

✅ St. Norbert College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St. Norbert College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does St. Norbert College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ St. Norbert College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St. Norbert College?

❌ No, St. Norbert College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is St. Norbert College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for St. Norbert College is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St. Norbert College?

❌ St. Norbert College does not offer early decision.

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St. Norbert College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into St. Norbert College? St. Norbert College is a somewhat selective institution. The St. Norbert College acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


St. Norbert College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St. Norbert College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St. Norbert College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

St. Norbert College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 630


Reading SAT Range

500 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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St. Norbert College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At St. Norbert College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.58. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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