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A. Banners that highlight our commitment to the Dominican values of truth, justice, compassion, partnership and community line our beautiful campus.

B. Incoming freshmen work together during orientation to create a stone path to represent the Year of Partnership.

C. Beliefs in action. Many Edgewood College students volunteer B



their time throughout the Madison community.

You can make a difference at Edgewood College. Through service-learning and hands-on activities, we will connect your beliefs and what you learn with action.

Fast Facts Locati on Mad ison , WI - Pop ulat ion 205, 000 55 beautiful acres on the shore of Lake Wingra,

minutes from the Capitol.

Enr ollmen t Undergraduates: 1,500 Total: 2,400 The Ave rag e App licant Average high school GPA: 3.34 Average ACT: 22 Stu den t-to -Faculty Rat io 13:1 Ave rag e Class Siz e 15 Aca dem ics Over 40 majors & 40 minors (see page s 3–4

for more information)

Sch ola rsh ips : Scholarships range from $500 to $11, 000 per year. Awards are available for excellence in academics, leadership and service, as well as art, business, foreign language, music, nursing, science, thea tre and writing. Stu den t Org ani zat ion s More than 50 student-led social, educ ational, professional and service orga nizations. Sup port Servic es Academic advising, career and personal counseling, learning support services, disability services, tutoring, college ministries, writing center, math lab, chapel, center for diversity & inclu sion, center for global education. Ho usi ng Close to 90% of freshmen live on cam pus in one of four residence halls. Stud ents are required to live on campus for their first two years. Gett ing Aro und Ma dis on Edgewood College students have FRE E access to the following: • Over 100 miles of bike paths in the city of Madison • The Madison Metro Bus System • Boats, canoes, sail boats, and kaya ks from Wingra Boats • College shuttle service between cam pus and downtown Madison on week ends Stu dy Abr oad Students have recently studied in Arge ntina, Australia, China, Finland, Irela nd, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom . Inte rns hip s Internship opportunities are available throughout Madison for students in all majors. Job Placem ent 88% of graduates have a job related to their field within 1 year of graduatio n. Spo nso rsh ip Sponsored by the Dominican Catholic Sisters of Sinsinawa, Edgewood Coll ege is committed to the values of truth, justi ce, compassion, partnership and com munity.

95% of new freshmen receive grants or scholarships. We will work with you and your family to make an Edgewood College education affordable. 2


Most Popular majors Education Edgewood College was founded as a school for teachers—we’ve been preparing caring, dedicated educators for over 80 years. In-classroom experiences begin as early as the sophomore year, allowing you to develop confidence and expertise through direct experience.

Business The School of Business offers a wide range of concentrations and majors such as Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Computer Information Systems and Business Teaching. These allow you to specialize in an area of interest while acquiring a foundation in the liberal arts and a broad knowledge of the business world.

Nursing A

Our 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio and access to state-of-the-art clinical facilities have shaped the strong reputation of Edgewood College’s Nursing Program. Edgewood College has recently partnered with Meriter Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital to create the Center for Nursing Excellence which features the latest in nursing equipment and technology.

Majors and Minors Accounting Art Art History* Art Therapy Biology Broad Field Natural Science Broad Field Social Studies Business Chemistry Child Life


Communication Studies Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Cytotechnology Economics Education English Environmental Studies* Ethnic Studies* Film Studies*

French Graphic Design History Individualized majors and minors International Relations Mathematics Music Nursing Philosophy* Photography*

Physics* Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Theatre Arts Women’s and Gender Studies* * Minor only

Preprofessional programs Dental Engineering Law Medicine Pharmacy Physical Therapy Social Work Veterinary Medicine

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no teaching assistants at Edgewood College. All professors are committed to high-quality teaching.

• More than 65% of classes have fewer than 20 students and the average class size is 15. D

• 85% of Edgewood College students receive hands-on experience through an internship or clinical experience.


have you heard of these Majors? Art Therapy Art Therapy is a profession that engages people in the creative process as a way to bring about change, growth, and healing. Art Therapists practice in a wide range of settings with people of all ages and backgrounds. Students take courses in art therapy, studio art and psychology in a hands-on environment.

Child Life Child Life Specialists provide academic and emotional support for children and their families during extended hospital stays and other life-changing health-care related events.

Individualized Majors You are able to customize a major by taking classes in areas of study that interest you and combine them into a program that meets your needs.

• You will experience an integrated, Dominican-inspired curriculum which will prepare you to connect your learning, beliefs and actions. • You will have the opportunity to work on independent research projects with faculty members. • An academic advisor will work with you to develop your 4-year academic plan and help you schedule your classes every semester. • Unique classes are offered through our Honors Program and academic success is recognized through our Dean’s List. • Through study-abroad and service-oriented trips, you will gain global perspectives.

Deciding on a Major?

Not sure what you want to major in? That’s okay! Edgewo od College has professional advisor s and career counselors that will help you explore your op tions and find an academic pr ogram that’s a great fit for you.

A. Students studying together in the newly renovated Oscar Rennebohm Library.

B. Nursing students gain clinical experience in our on-campus simulation lab.

• Edgewood College graduates hold leadership positions throughout the Midwest; as teachers, nurses, business owners, lawyers, artists and more.

C. Professor Denis Collins, PhD, is an award-winning management and business ethics instructor in the School of Business. Nearly 90% of professors at Edgewood College have their PhD or highest degree in their field.

D. Sayeeda Mamoon, PhD, associate professor of French, speaks several languages and has travelled extensively around the world; she has also published and presented research at many universities worldwide.

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intercollegiate athletics

NCAA Division III - Northern Athletics Conference (NAC)

Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Volleyball

Men’s Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Soccer and Track


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Chris Handrick, ’12 Informa Business and Computer



Campus Involvement

Over 50 student-led organizations including:

ed me to play soccer, us and in Madison, plan a retreat through nd work towards a pportunities never mselves.

ation Systems Major

Accounting Club • Achievement in Medicine • Ambassadors • Amnesty International • Association of Latino(a) Students • Black Student Union • Campus Activities Board • Child Life Association • Circle K • Communication Studies Club • Commuter Student Association • Criminal Justice Association • Debate Society • Dominican Young Adults • Edgewood Business Association • Edgewood College Art Therapy Students • Edgewood College Democrats • Edgewood College Republicans • Edgewood Review • Habitat for Humanity • History Club • International Club • On the Edge Newspaper • Peace Group • Peer Educators • Philosophy Discussion Circle • Psychology Club • Residence Hall Association • Rotaract • Sports Marketing Association • Sports Ministry • Student Athlete Advisory Committee • Student Government Association • Student Nurses Association • Student Wisconsin Education Association • The French Circle • The Wood’s Edge • Theatre Assembly A. St. Joseph Chapel is a beautiful place for quiet reflection, communion, and prayer services. B. Kat Gatewood frolics in the pool that was created for our production of Metamorphoses.

on campus is one of “Living the best decisions I have made. It has enhanced my entire college experience.

Paige Polzer, ’11 Resident Assistant


College is located in an “Edgewood amazing city. Madison offers everything:

outdoor activities, shopping, dining, career opportunities, and so much more. A small, friendly school in a large, vibrant city is the perfect combination for a successful & memorable college experience.

Kailey Volm, ‘13 Art and Art Therapy Major Edgewood Campus School Student Employee

Coming to Edgewood College was “the best thing I ever did. The small

community was the perfect fit for me.

Jason Diaz, ‘10 Nursing Major US Army Ranger UW Hospital Trauma Nurse

John Maniaci/UW Hospital and Clini


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ortant ort as I learned how to study the imp manage my time and provided supp “Edgewood College taught me how to school.” concepts that prepared me for graduate or of Veterinary Medicine Rachel Yohn, ’05, Biology Major, Doct lty, ests, supportive and open-minded facu classes that cover my wide-ranged inter “Edgewood College offers a variety of utilize my artistic skills.” and work opportunities where I can or and Photography Minor Hiroko Sakaba, ’10, Graphic Design Maj met on campus has been awesome – I’ve and part of the community! Living “Edgewood has made me feel connected I always know what’s going on.” great friends, I’m close to classes and Mitch Mogensen, ’11, Business Major wood College. Different experiences at Edge diversity that is present at Edgewood and lty facu that h “I love the sense of community and touc for the personal rtunities to thrive. I am very grateful provide the students with so many oppo staff members provide the students.” ication Studies Major Emy Gandara, ’11, French and Commun


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Second Best City for College Grads The Daily Beast, 2010


A Top Ten Most Innovative City Forbes, 2010



A. Wisconsin’s State Capitol building is just 2 miles from campus and offers outstanding internship opportunities to Edgewood College students.

B. Over 100 miles of bike trails weave throughout Madison and the surrounding area!

C. With Madison’s skyline as their backdrop, students and faculty enjoy a canoe trip on Lake Monona during new student orientation.


visit Edgewood College

If you’d like to learn more about life at Edgewood College, there’s nothing better than a campus visit.

Individual Visits Individual visits are available Monday through Friday. We’ll arrange a visit to match your interests. You can tour the campus, sit in on a class, meet with a professor or coach, eat in Phil’s Dining Hall, and even stay overnight with a student host.

Setting up an individual visit is easy! • Call us at 608-663-2294 or 1-800-444-4861 ext. 2294 • Email • Use our online visit request form at

Edgewood College Preview Days

Experience campus by attending a Preview Day. October 27, 2011 • October 28, 2011 • April 21, 2012 At Preview Day, you will meet students and faculty, learn about financial aid and go on a student-led tour of campus. Registration for Preview Day will be available three weeks before the event date at

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A commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability resonates deeply at the College, a legacy begun by the native people who first cared for this very special 55-acre campus on the shore of Lake Wingra. The College is honored to be part of the legacy of sustainability that we inherit. This viewbook is printed on paper containing 30% post consumer waste fiber and is made with wind generated electricity.

Edgewood College Viewbook 2011  

Learn more about life as an Edgewood College student through our viewbook. It's full of fast facts, photos and advice from current students...