Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI

Cardinal Stritch, founded in 1937, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 40-acre campus is located in the Fox Point suburb, 10 miles from downtown Milwaukee.

Website: www.stritch.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,543
Undergraduate
Students
(67.7%) 1,045 Women
(32.3%) 498 Men
812
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 642 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.16
SAT Math
527 average
463-595 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
503 average
443-568 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$38,622
Tuition and Fees
$29,998
Room and Board
$8,624
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$28,810
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,526
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
83
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Milwaukee Population
598,916
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Milwaukee
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
10% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Wolves
Sororities
 
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
18.6% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.4% White
17.8% Unknown
International Students
11.3% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
16.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
6801 North Yates Road
City, State, Zip
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985
Phone
(414) 410-4040
Fax
(414) 410-4239
E-mail
admissions@stritch.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
 

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 642 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 453 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 189 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
423 (84%) of 503 admitted students enrolled
Women
281 (79%) of 357 admitted students enrolled
Men
142 (97%) of 146 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.16
3.75 and Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
527 average
463-595 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
44%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
503 average
443-568 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
50%
Score of 300 - 400
6%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
17%
Score of 18 - 23
70%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 52%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$38,622
Tuition and Fees
$29,998
Room and Board
$8,624
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003837
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
92 (66.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
85 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
84 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4 (4.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$28,810
Need-Based Gift
Received by 84 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,884
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 80 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,171
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1 (1.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
54 (38.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,678

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
693 (74.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
623 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
619 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
63 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$23,056
Need-Based Gift
Received by 609 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,528
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 546 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,473
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 41 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
241 (25.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,306

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,526
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
819
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
36
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
378
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,093
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Divinity/Ministry
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
83
Part-Time Faculty
228
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
268,516
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
458
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religion
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Urban Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Urban Education

Location and Setting


Milwaukee Population
598,916
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Milwaukee
Campus Size
40 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.6 average low in January, 74.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Milwaukee

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
10% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
90%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Wolves
School Colors
Burgundy and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, national fraternities, student government, student programming board, hispanic club, university ministry, circle k international
Sororities
 
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,543
Women
1,045 (67.7%)
Men
498 (32.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
901
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
18.6% Black/African-American
17.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
40.4% White
17.8% Unknown
International Students.
11.3% from 39 countries
Average Age
34
All Graduate Students
812

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
16.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
38%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
42.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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