Edgewood College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Edgewood College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Edgewood College are not highly selective; just over three-quarters of those who apply will be admitted to the school. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, as well as high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Edgewood College Description:

A Catholic liberal arts college in the Dominican tradition, Edgewood College calls Madison, Wisconsin, its home. The college is dedicated to the pursuit of truth regardless of spiritual beliefs, and Edgewood seeks to create students who will be part of a global community that strives for a just and compassionate world. With an average class size of 15 and a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Edgewood can offer its students small classes and ready access to their professors. Students in all majors are strongly encouraged to do an internship while at Edgewood because the college believes in learning both within and outside of the classroom. The college is committed to sustainability and has an eatery on campus that in 2009 was the first to earn a 'Green Restaurant Certification' from the Green Restaurant Association. Student life is active with over 50 clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Edgewood Eagles compete in the NCAA Division III Northern Athletics Conference. The college fields nine women's and seven men's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,552 (1,661 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 28% Male / 72% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $27,530
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,870
  • Other Expenses: $2,896
  • Total Cost: $41,096

Edgewood College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 90%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,899
    • Loans: $7,605

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Communication, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 28%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 40%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Softball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Edgewood College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.edgewood.edu/About/MissionIdentityVision.aspx

"Edgewood College, rooted in the Dominican tradition, engages students within a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world. The College educates students for meaningful personal and professional lives of ethical leadership, service, and a lifelong search for truth."

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