Edgewood College

1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison, WI 53711-1997

School Details

Edgewood College was founded in 1927 in Madison Wisconsin. The college is a private, 4-year liberal arts institution with about 2,650 undergraduates. This campus is primarily a commuter campus with an average collective student age of 23-years-old and full-time student age of 22-years-old. Edgewood’s vision is to transform students within a “highly engaged, integrated learning community committed to personal fulfillment and the common good.” This college expects its students to engage with others on campus who are committed to creating a fair and caring community and world.

Edgewood College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, business programs have programmatic accreditation with the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, and the nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and also approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The average class size at Edgewood College is 15 students, and 75 percent of the classes have fewer than 20 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. Over 90 percent of the student population declares in-state residency status. First-time students must live on campus the first two years. Edgewood housing options include co-ed housing, women only housing, apartments for single students, and special housing for disabled individuals. This college is affiliated with NCAA Division III and participates in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC). Both men and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field are offered. Other sports include men’s baseball and women’s softball, dance, and volleyball. More than 50 student-led educational, professional, and service organizations are supported on campus, including Student Government, College Ministries, and Habitat for Humanity.

Edgewood College currently offers more than 60 majors and more than 40 minors to enrolled students. Popular fields of study include Business/Marketing and the Health Profession sector. Adult accelerated programs are also offered in fields of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, and Nursing. Certificates are available in Accounting and Organizational Behavior. Edgewood’s graduate program supports master’s degrees in fields of business, education, nursing, marriage and family, organizational development, sustainability leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Online programs are also available in topics such as business, organization development, education, and TESOL/Bilingual Education.

In the 2012-2013 academic year, 98 percent of freshman received grants or scholarships from Edgewood College. Merit-based scholarships are awarded in academics, leadership, and fine arts, and need-based aid is also available. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed for possible need-based assistance. Students applying to Edgewood are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships such as Presidential, Dominican, Founder, Heritage, and Voyager. Students may also apply for external scholarships.

In addition to scholarships, Edgewood College supports a wide range of financial assistance, some of which include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal PLUS Loans
  • Wisconsin Tuition Grant
  • Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program
  • Aid through Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Furthermore, Edgewood College has been cited as a “Military Friendly School” by GI Jobs and supports veterans benefits for eligible students, including credit given for prior learning.

Prospective students must submit high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and/or a GED (if no high school transcript is available). The average GPA at Edgewood is 3.35 and the average composite ACT score is 22. Nursing and education may require extra admission requirements. Transfer students need to submit college transcripts in addition to high school transcripts or GED.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctor's degree
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