University Facts and Statistics

Viterbo is located in beautiful La Crosse, Wis. (see our La Crosse video)—a city with a population of 52,000 in a metropolitan area of over 150,000, amid majestic bluffs and scenic valleys on the ­Mississippi River. U.S. News & World Report named La Crosse as one of the nation's 10 Best Places to Live and USA Today named it #7 of the top 25 best small college towns. Campus academic and residential ­facilities are located on approximately two acres on the city's south side. Viterbo's soccer, softball, and baseball fields are located ­approximately 3.5 miles north of the main campus.

Here at Viterbo (see our video), we believe learning is a life long process involving more than just academics. It’s also about experiencing life and growing intellectually, culturally, and spiritually. Students can expect to be challenged and supported. We have a 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, state-of-the-art facilities, and a faculty that cares deeply about the success of each and every student.


Glena Temple, Ph.D.

Viterbo's main campus is located in La Crosse, Wis., with satellite centers in West Allis, Wis., and Des Moines, Iowa

Origin of Name
The city of Viterbo, Italy, is the namesake of the university. Viterbo was home to St. Rose of Viterbo. This young Franciscan woman is the patroness of the FSPA, the order of sisters which founded Viterbo.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (1890)

Academic Calendar
Viterbo has term, semester, and weekend ­sessions throughout the calendar year. Current academic calendar.


Full-time - 79%   Part-time 21%
Female - 73%   Male - 27%


2,846 overall students fall 2017
1,735 total undergraduate headcount
1,073 total graduate headcount

Student Outcomes
PDF iconUndergraduate Retention Rates
PDF iconUndergraduate Graduation Rates

$38,544,000 budget
285 full and part-time permanent employees

Financial Aid
98% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid; more than 100 scholarship funds and an array of aid packages; average financial aid need met is 85%.

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Average class size is 16; no classes are taught by teacher assistants or graduate studentsP

Total Alumni

Full-time undergraduate tuition and fees: $34,660

School Colors
Viterbo Red and Viterbo Navy


Programs of Study
More than 70 undergraduate degree programs, five graduate degrees, two associate degree programs, multiple certification programs

Academic Structure

  • College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership
    Dahl School of Business
    School of Performing Arts
    D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
    Master of Arts in Servant Leadership
  • College of Education, Engineering, Letters, and Sciences
    School of Education
    School of Humanities
    School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • College of Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior
    School of Nursing
    School of Health and Human Behavior

Graduate Programs

  • Graduate Programs in Education
  • Master of Arts in Servant Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Graduate Programs in Mental Health Counseling
  • Graduate Programs in Nursing

1:11 Faculty to Student Ratio (FTE)
16 average class size

Overall placement rates exceeding 96% for more than the past decade and a 99% rate for the most recent graduating class
PDF iconUndergraduate Placement Report 2015–2016

Campus Facilities
  • San Damiano Chapel (1914)
  • Student Development Center (1926)
  • Murphy Center (1941)
  • Brophy Center (1954)
  • Marian Hall (1957)
  • Bonaventure Hall (1965)
  • Fine Arts Center (1970)
  • Treacy House (1975)
  • McDonald Terrace (1975)
  • Varsity Athletics Center (1987)
  • Rose Terrace (1997)
  • Outdoor Athletics Complex (1998)
  • Physical Plant Building (2001)
  • D.B. and Marge Reinhart Center for ­Ethics, Science, and Technology (2003)
  • Amie L. Mathy Center for Recreation and Education (2005)
  • School of Nursing Building (2011)
  • Clare Apartments (2012)
  • Weber Center for the Performing Arts (2013)

Viterbo is a member of the NAIA, North Star Athletic Association.

The university offers:

  • men’s and women's basketball
  • baseball and softball
  • men's and women's bowling
  • men's and women's cross country
  • men's and women's golf
  • men's and women's soccer
  • men's and women's volleyball
  • men's and women's track (indoor/outdoor)
  • co-ed competitive dance

We are committed to the true spirit of competition. Viterbo embraces the five core character values of the NAIA Champions of Character program which are respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship.

Recently, the V-Hawks announced that 106 Viterbo athletes were recognized as “Academic All Conference,” posting a GPA of 3.2 or higher.