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Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Cardinal Stritch University overview
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Online stritch.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Cardinal Stritch University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Cardinal Stritch University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, providing a serene suburban campus atmosphere while maintaining proximity to the urban amenities of Milwaukee. Established in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Stritch University maintains Franciscan values and welcomes a diverse student body. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs, with a particularly strong emphasis on education, nursing, and business disciplines. Cardinal Stritch has a moderately selective admissions process. The campus features residence halls for students who choose to live on campus. While not particularly renowned for its athletic programs, Cardinal Stritch participates in the NAIA as the Wolves.

In the most recent statistical year 728 prospective students applied, and 674 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 102 enrolled in the school.  490 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 842 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,744 plus fees of $700. Stritch is ranked 561 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Stritch is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
Cardinal Stritch University overview
SAT 1010/1220
ACT 18/21
GPA 3.18

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Cardinal Stritch University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$700
Room and Board $8,900
Budget for Other Expenses$4,992
Total One Year Cost$50,236

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Cardinal Stritch University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 72%
Health Professions 15%
Education 4%
English and Literature 2%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1%

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