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Viterbo University

La Crosse, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%

Viterbo University Admissions

Viterbo University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 77% of all applicants in 2017. Out of 1,282 applications received in 2023, 993 students were offered admission.

Check in with Viterbo University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who submit their applications to Viterbo University for fall semester should anticipate a decision by July 1.

Viterbo University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Viterbo University's admissions stats.

Viterbo University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 48%
Waitlist No

Viterbo University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Viterbo University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Viterbo University?

Viterbo University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Viterbo University directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Viterbo University Admissions

Transferring to Viterbo University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Viterbo University

Viterbo University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Viterbo University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Viterbo University

Wondering what factors are considered by Viterbo University 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Volunteer Work Very Important
Work Experience Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
First Generation Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Application Essay Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered

Make sure to check with Viterbo University for more information on admission factors.

Viterbo University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Viterbo University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Viterbo University'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)
Other Requirements audition for theater and music, portfolio for art
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Viterbo University?

Students admitted to Viterbo University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. Viterbo University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 64% submitted a class rank. At Viterbo University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Viterbo University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13.74%
3.75 and 3.99 29.77%
3.50 and 3.74 20.23%
3.25 and 3.49 14.5%
3.00 and 3.24 10.69%
2.50 and 2.9 7.25%
2.00 and 2.49 3.82%

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 Viterbo University 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

Viterbo University 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 2017, 2% of Viterbo University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 48% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Viterbo University?

To be competitive with other Viterbo University applicants, you should aim to score between 920 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Viterbo University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 920, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Viterbo University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Viterbo University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

To be most competitive at Viterbo University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Viterbo University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Viterbo University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Viterbo University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Viterbo University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Viterbo University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Viterbo University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Viterbo University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Viterbo University.

Does Viterbo University accept transfer credits?

✅ Viterbo University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Viterbo University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Viterbo University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Viterbo University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Viterbo University?

❌ No, Viterbo University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Viterbo University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Viterbo University is 77%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Viterbo University?

🟨 Viterbo University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Viterbo University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Viterbo University? Viterbo University is a somewhat selective institution. The Viterbo University acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.


Viterbo University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Viterbo University is Sep 1.

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

Viterbo University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1310


Math SAT Range

410 - 660


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630

Viterbo University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Viterbo University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. 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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