Edgewood College
Year established: 1927
Type of school: college, private (nonprofit)
Programs: 4-year undergraduate, graduate school
Religious affiliation: yes, Dominican Catholic
Campus enrollment: 2,525 students
Coeducational information: coeducational institution, became coeducational in 1971
Location description: in or near a small/medium city (pop. 75,000-300,000)
Application fee: $25

Street address: Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711-1997
Mailing address: Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711-1997
Main telephone numbers: 608 663-4861
608 663-3291 (fax)

Edgewood College
Main homepage: www.edgewood.edu
Athletics homepage: www.edgewoodcollegeeagles.com/
Undergraduate studies homepage: www.edgewood.edu/students/
Graduate studies homepage: www.edgewood.edu/students/
Campus map: www.edgewood.edu/

SAT number: 1202
ACT number: 4582
FAFSA number: 003848
FICE number: 3848

With a progressive and challenging curriculum, Edgewood College offers the advantages of a small private college - personal attention, small classes, direct access to faculty, and opportunities for leadership - plus all the benefits of a state capital - cultural diversity, a wide range of internships and jobs and a nearly unlimited opportunity to prepare you for your own lifelong search for truth. Edgewood College is a community that affirms both our Dominican Catholic heritage and our respect for other religious traditions. We welcome women and men who reflect the rich diversity of the world's cultures and perspectives. Edgewood College will prepare you for a meaningful personal and professional life by developing your intellect, spirit, imagination and heart.


The admissions information below is valid for the 2007-08 academic year.

Edgewood College
Admissions officer: Christine Benedict,
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Contacting the office: 608 663-2294
800 444-4861 (toll free)
608 663-2294 (fax)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Priority filing date for fall: March 15
Final filing date for fall: August 15
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall: yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall: 3%
Application fee: $25
Can the application fee be waived? yes
Are refunds available on the application fee? no
Is the Common Application form accepted? yes
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application: no
Admissions requirements:
Minimum composite ACT score of 18, rank in top half of secondary school class, and minimum 2.5 GPA recommended.
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is: recommended
Campus visit is: recommended
Interview is: required of some
Standardized test requirements: SAT I not used, ACT not used, SAT I or ACT not used
School's test preference: ACT
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for: counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received: August 1 for SAT I/ACT
High school units required or recommended:
English: 4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign language: 2 required, 2 recommended
History: 1 required, 1 recommended
Lab: 1 required, 1 recommended
Math: 2 required, 2 recommended
Science: 2 required, 2 recommended
Social studies: 2 required, 2 recommended
Total: 16 required, 16 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible: conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report very important
  • class rank very important
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview important
  • extracurricular activities considered
  • particular talent/ability important
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation considered
  • volunteer work considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.3
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 98%
Percent of student body in each high school class rank: Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 75%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 83%
Average SAT I: 525 verbal, 525 math
Average ACT: 22 composite
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 19 - 25
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 2%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 97%

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: no set date

Number of completed applications received: 1,102
Number of applicants offered admission: 885 (80%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 305 (34%)
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 87%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 9%
Tuition deposit amount: $100, refundable May 1
Room deposit amount: $150, refundable May 1
Admission may be deferred: yes, up to 12 months

Semester/term begin dates: Fall 2008 - August 27, 2008
Calendar system: 4-1-4 system (two semesters & one-month January interterm)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students held in August and January.
Number and length of summer sessions: One summer session of eight weeks.

Majors with the highest enrollment: Education, Nursing, Business
Average freshman GPA: 2.94 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 74%
Student:Faculty ratio: 13:1
Graduation rate: 55% within six years

Edgewood College
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: not required for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: yes

Undergraduate studies homepage: www.edgewood.edu/students/
Graduate studies homepage: www.edgewood.edu/students/
Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, dual degrees, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning, evening courses, adult education programs
Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-theology
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education, bilingual/bicultural
Cooperative education programs:
Combined 2-2 programs available:
Dual-degree pre-engineering programs with Marquette University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Study abroad opportunities:
Exchange program abroad in the Czech Republic (Masaryk U). Study abroad also in Italy and other countries.
Army ROTC: offered on-campus
Navy ROTC: not offered
Air Force ROTC: offered on-campus

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Art Therapy
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Life
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cytotechnology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • French
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Individualized Program
  • International Relations
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science/Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology

Credit placement options:
  • credit and/or placement for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • placement for CLEP general
  • placement for CLEP subject
  • neither credit nor placement for Regents College Exams (RCE)
  • neither credit nor placement for ACT PEP
  • placement for DANTES
  • neither credit nor placement for school's own challenge exams
  • placement for relevant military experience
  • placement for relevant life experience
  • credit and/or placement for international baccalaureate

The financial aid information below is valid for the 2007-08 academic year.

Financial aid officer: Kari Gribble,
Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office: 608 663-2305
800 444-4861 (toll free)
608 663-3291 (fax)
FAFSA number: 003848

Undergraduate tuition: $19,080; $19,080 out-of-state
Comprehensive tuition/room/board fees: $25,366
Tuition notes: comprehensive tuition/room/board fees, in-state tuition based on $601 per credit hour for 24 hrs/yr, out-of-state tuition based on $601 per credit hour for 24 hrs/yr
Book fees: $800
Miscellaneous expenses: $2,655
Other expenses: Please keep in mind you will be responsible for any persoanl costs such as transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
Combined room and board expenses: $5,862 - $6,580


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
FAFSAMarch 15yesN/A
Institution's own financial aid formMarch 15noN/A

Date award notification begins: December 15
Applied for financial aid:
86% of first-year students
87% of full-time undergraduates
88% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
84% of first-year students
88% of full-time undergraduates
86% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
100% of first-year students
100% of full-time undergraduates
100% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
99% of first-year students
95% of full-time undergraduates
69% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
87% of first-year students
92% of full-time undergraduates
98% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
11% of first-year students
7% of full-time undergraduates
1% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
20% of first-year students
19% of full-time undergraduates
17% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
79% for first-year students
75% for full-time undergraduates
61% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$12,712 for first-year students
$12,229 for full-time undergraduates
$8,004 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
$9,156 for first-year students
$7,391 for full-time undergraduates
$4,102 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$4,169 for first-year students
$5,602 for full-time undergraduates
$5,087 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
$2,941 for first-year students
$4,360 for full-time undergraduates
$4,497 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
23% of first-year students
18% of full-time undergraduates
20% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
$8,534 for first-year students
$8,895 for full-time undergraduates
$7,102 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
0% of first-year students
0% of full-time undergraduates
0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
$0 for first-year students
$0 for full-time undergraduates
$0 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program: yes

Types of loans available:
  • FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • FFEL PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • State Loans
  • College/University Loans
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs: 73%
Average student debt upon graduation: $22,710
Types of payment plans:
  • school's own payment plan(s)
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students: 0%

Total undergraduates: 546 men, 1,477 women, 2,023 total
Full-time undergraduates: 401 men, 1,116 women, 1,517 total
Part-time undergraduates: 145 men, 361 women, 506 total
Total graduate students: 219 men, 404 women, 623 total
Full-time graduate students: 29 men, 48 women, 77 total
Part-time graduate students: 190 men, 356 women, 546 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 21
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Midwest
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 7%
First-year student breakdown:
5.2% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian or Pacific Islander
2.6% Hispanic
87.5% White (non-Hispanic)
2.0% total international (nonresident aliens)
0.7% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown
Undergraduate breakdown:
2.1% Black (non-Hispanic)
0.4% American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian or Pacific Islander
1.8% Hispanic
77.4% White (non-Hispanic)
1.2% total international (nonresident aliens)
15.1% race/ethnicity unreported/unknown

Campus size: 55 acres
City or town school is located in: Madison
Population of city/town: 200,000
Nearest major city: Milwaukee
Distance of nearest major city: 75 miles
Population of nearest major city: 600,000
Online campus map: www.edgewood.edu/

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (73%)
  • women's dorms (18%)
  • men's dorms
  • sorority housing
  • fraternity housing
  • single-student apartments (9%)
  • married-student apartments
  • special housing for disabled students
  • special housing for international students
  • cooperative housing
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing: 90%
Percent of students who live in school housing: 37%
Percent of students who live off campus: 63%
Students required to live on campus: All unmarried students under age 21 not living near campus with relatives.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus: 60%
Student conduct policies:
class attendance policies set by individual instructors, smoking prohibited, Smoking prohibited in buildings.
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: yes

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: yes
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 146
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service
Counseling services:
career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
Career placement services:
co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special housing, adaptive equipment, braille services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: 100%

Number of social fraternities on campus: 0
Number of social sororities on campus: 0
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine
School newspaper(s): On the Edge, Cerebral Cafe, The Scoop
Total number of registered organizations: 38
Campus-based religious organizations:
Campus Ministry
Minority student organizations:
International Club
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Campus community concert and pep bands, jazz and wind ensembles, pep band, chamber symphony chorale, campus community choir, concert chorale, drill team, team managers, Cerebral Cafe, Esperanza, ambassadors, Amnesty International, Circle K, Club 26, E-Cats, Edgewood College-Las Vegas (El Salvador) Partnerships, Friends Like Us, Habitat for Humanity, Gender Issues Voiced at Edgewood (GIVE), student athletic advisory committee, student programming board, residence life association, Sportainment, Child Life Pre-Professional Organization, student nurse association, student education association, Bioscope, business, criminal justice, philosophy, and psychology groups

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Al Brisack,
Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics: Bethany Brewster,
Senior Women's Administrator
Athletics homepage: www.edgewoodcollegeeagles.com/
School colors: black, red, white
School mascot: Eagles
Athletic conference memberships: Northern Athletics Conference(NCAA Division III)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballno 
Men's basketballno 
Men's cross-countryno 
Men's golfno 
Men's soccerno 
Men's track and field (indoor)no 
Men's track and field (outdoor)no 
Women's basketballno 
Women's cross-countryno 
Women's golfno 
Women's soccerno 
Women's softballno 
Women's tennisno 
Women's track and field (indoor)no 
Women's track and field (outdoor)no 
Women's volleyballno 

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 20%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports: 15%
Athletic facilities:
Todd Wehr Edgedome (basketball, volleyball)
McKee Farms Park (tennis)
Stampfl Field (baseball)
Breese Stevens Field (soccer)
McGaw Park (softball)
Intramural/Recreational sports:
indoor soccer

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Milwaukee (75 miles)
Nearest other airport: Madison (8 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Madison (1 mile)
Nearest passenger bus service: Madison (1 mile)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: good
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: no

The transfer admissions information below is valid for the 2006-07 academic year.

Transfer applicants are accepted: yes
Number of transfer applications received: 439
Number of transfer applicants offered admission: 327 (74%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled: 180 (55%)
Percent of all new students who were transfers: 28%

Terms for which transfers may enroll: fall, spring, summer
Minimum number of credits applicant needs to apply as a transfer student: 12
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript required of all
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • standardized test scores recommended of some
Minimum high school GPA required for transfer applicants: 2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants: 2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Priority filing date for transfer applicants: March 15 for fall, October 15 for spring
Closing date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for winter, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Notification date for transfer applicants: rolling for fall, rolling for winter, rolling for spring, rolling for summer
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit: C
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred: 60 credits from a two-year institution, 88 credits from a four-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school: 32 to receive an associate's degree, 32 to receive a bachelor's degree

International student contact: Larry Laffrey,
Director of the International Students Office
Contacting the office: 608 663-2277

Most represented countries: Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, China, Costa Rica

Application closing dates: July 15 for fall, November 15 for spring
Advance deposit is required of foreign applicants: no
Test requirements: TOEFL required
Minimum SAT I score: 440 verbal, 440 math, 880 combined
Minimum ACT score: 18 English, 18 math, 18 composite
Test preference: none
Minimum TOEFL score: 525 paper, 197 computer
Special services offered for international applicants: special counselors/advisors, international student center

Nonfederal aid is offered to international students: no
Number of international applicants who received aid: 1

Learning disabled program contact: Deborah Tobin,
Disabilities Services Coordinator
Contacting the office: 608 663-8347

According to the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, "learning disabilities" is a "general term that refers to a heterogeneous group of disorders manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities." A learning disability is presumably due to central nervous system dysfunction, and is not primarily due to other handicapping conditions, environmental, or cultural influences. It is not a form of mental retardation, or an emotional disorder.
Institution accepts students according to the above definition: yes
Learning disabled program available: support services but no program
Services available to LD students:
remedial math, remedial English, note-taking services, oral tests, readers, reading machines, tape recorders, learning center, extended time for tests, Dragon Speek
LD students are tutored: individually
A lighter course load is allowed for LD students: yes
Additional time to complete degree is allowed for LD students: no
There are additional costs for LD students: no

Requirements for LD applicants: diagnostic test(s)
An essay is required: no
Untimed tests are accepted: yes


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