Distinctive Strengths

  • Tradition
    One of only 23 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.