About Viterbo

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Distinctive Strengths

  • Tradition
    One of only 24 Franciscan universities located in the U.S., Viterbo’s Franciscan values-based education features opportunities for leadership linked to service and a strong emphasis on ethics.
  • Academic Distinction
    Superb science, arts, education, and health care programs. For example, our School of ­Nursing enjoys a superlative reputation. Viterbo ­graduates more four-year nurses than any other private ­university in Wisconsin. Nearly one in five ­Wisconsin private college nursing graduates was a Viterbo student.
  • Engagement
    Viterbo University was named to a list of Military Friendly Schools—one of only 15 percent across the nation to earn that distinction—by G.I. Jobs.
  • Student Engagement
    Viterbo University was admitted to the 2016 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. To be admitted to the Honor Roll, a school must demonstrate that its students, faculty, and staff are engaged in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
  • Success
    The university’s graduate programs enjoy an excellent reputation; over 800 students are enrolled in master’s level programs in education, nursing, business, and servant leadership.
  • Integrity
    Speakers of all persuasion experience the hospitality of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, discussing compelling issues of the day while searching for common ground and a better insight into the most urgent challenges of our time.
  • Cultural Showcase
    The magnificent Fine Arts Center attracts over 90,000 patrons annually—adults and children alike—to concerts, shows, lectures, and theatrical ­performances.

Viterbo University is recognized by the State Department of Public Instruction for the certification of teachers in the elementary and secondary schools and for the training of veterans.

Viterbo University holds membership in the:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Attorney General’s List for Foreign Students
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Council on Postsecondary Accreditation
  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Military Friendly School