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St. Norbert College Praised in Time Magazine Article

From St. Norbert College, April 15, 2015
by Erich Wegenke, erich.wegenke@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College received an approving mention in an article on higher education in the March 30, 2015, issue of Time: "The Elite Squeeze" by Frank Bruni.

The article's central point is that "top schools appear more exclusive than ever. But a high-quality education has never been easier to find." It draws a contrast between large, "prestigious" schools--such as those that make up the Ivy League--that are getting more and more selective about admission, and smaller, less well-known schools that offer a variety of unique educational opportunities without the extremely competitive admission process. The article highlights a number of smaller, more welcoming colleges and universities that bring something unique to the table, noting that there are enough such institutions to fill a whole book.

Among the institutions listed is St. Norbert College, which Bruni singles out for its connection to the Packers: "St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., maintains a close relationship with the Green Bay Packers football team, including regular visits to the campus by players and internships with the Packers organization for students."

In addition to its relationship with the Packers, St. Norbert College boasts a number of other distinguishing features. It is the only college in the world to be affiliated with the Norbertine order. There are more than 70 student organizations on campus, with half of the student body belonging to one organization or another. 32 percent of St. Norbert College students choose to study abroad at some point in their college careers--the national average is four percent. St. Norbert College has also maintained the best four-year graduation rate in Wisconsin over the past 10 years. 95 percent of graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within nine months of graduation.