Convocation celebrates the first gathering of a diverse and capable student body.
More people than ever seek a St. Norbert education
U.S. applications for admission to St. Norbert reached an all-time high this fall. The 2,270 total applications for a first-year place mark a 12.32 percent increase over the previous high of 2,021 (set in 2008) and a 12.76 increase from last year.
The Office of Admission went on to enroll the second-largest group in college history. The incoming group totals 659, a sum that includes 580 new U.S. first-years, 56 new U.S. transfer students and 23 international students.
Ed Lamm (Admission) says, “More families than ever are seeing the value of a St. Norbert College education. The record enrollment numbers are a sign of the momentum the college is building, but what's most impressive is the quality of students the college is attracting from a diverse background. It's an exciting time to be a part of St. Norbert College.”
A solid academic profile
The new cohort is the most selective ever and also includes the largest number of students of color.
- 52 students in the first-year class scored 30 or higher on the ACT and 48 graduated from high school with a 4.0 or higher GPA. 26 percent of the class also ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. 151 entering first-year students earned the Trustee Distinguished Scholarship for 2011.
- A record number of incoming students applied for the St. Norbert College Honors Program. 80 first-year students will participate in the program. This marks the first year the program had to be capped and a wait-list instituted. This group has an average ACT of 28.6, with a 3.91 GPA.
- The 598 total first-year students come from 16 U.S. states and 12 countries.
- The college’s 45 new students of color represent 7.8 percent of the U.S. first-year class.