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Fast Facts

General
Established in 1898
Coed since 1952

Students: 1,939
Undergraduates: 1,867

Male: 41%
Female: 59%

ACT average score: 25
SAT average score: 1118
Academic GPA: 3.58

On-campus residents: 86%.
Students who have cars on campus: 60%
On-campus residents who remain on weekends: 80%.

States represented: 26
Countries represented: 10

Academics
80+ programs of study, three graduate programs

Students by most popular majors:
  • Business – 26%
  • Biology – 15%
  • Education – 9%
Student/faculty ratio: 13-to-1.
Average class size: 19 students.
Faculty: 91% with Ph.D. or highest degree.

Financials
  • Students receiving financial aid: 97%
  • Average annual student financial aid award $26,361
  • Students graduating with no loan debt: 30%
  • Average indebtedness of graduates receiving loans: $35,774
  • Loan Default Rate: 1%
Involvement
  • Student organizations: 106.
  • Students who join organizations: 50%.
  • Athletics: 23 NCAA Division III sports
  • Varsity student-athletes: 26%
  • Intramural athletes: 21%
  • National Honor Society chapters: 11.
  • Student publications: 2.
  • Musical ensembles (band and choral): 19.
Ethnic Breakdown
  • Non-resident aliens 1%
  • Hispanic-American: 5%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%
  • Black/African-American: 1%
  • Asian-American: 1%
  • White/Caucasian: 88%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Unknown: 1%
International Students: 3%.

Religious Preference
  • Roman Catholic: 34%
  • Protestant: 19%
  • Jewish: <1%
  • Muslim: <1%
  • Hindu: <1%
  • Buddhist: 0%
  • Unknown: 32%
  • Other: 2%
  • Claim no preference: 11%
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Theological Studies
Value/Outcomes
  • First-year student retention rate: 82%
  • 6% of our students graduate in 3 1/2 or fewer years.
  • More than 70% of the aid offered is money that doesn’t have to be repaid.
  • 92% of graduates, for whom we know about, are employed, attending graduate school or engaged in full-time volunteer or military service one year after graduation.
  • We have one of the best 4-year graduation rates in the Midwest.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
We believe so strongly that you should be able to finish your undergraduate degree within four years that we’ll waive your additional tuition if, through no fault of your own, you cannot get through in that time. While there are some small exceptions, we mean it.

Last updated October 1, 2020

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