Edgewood College

Graduates: 1036
Undergraduates: 1998
Graduates: 1036
Setting: Small four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $24,666.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,666.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:01
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1213 / 24 / 3.4
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 30:70
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 76%

Edgewood College is a Dominican Catholic liberal arts college in Madison, Wisconsin, in the Diocese of Madison. Overlooking the shores of Lake Wingra, it occupies 55 acres on Madison's near west side.

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.

The Edgewood College property was bought in 1855 by Mr. Ashmead from Governor Leonard J. Farwell, and later developed by Samuel Marshall. He beautified the land by planting trees, formal gardens, and climbing grapevines on trellises. Governor Cadwallader Washburn purchased Edgewood villa in 1873, making it his home. Later he donated it to the Dominican Sisters for educational purposes. In 1881, St. Regina Academy, a private boarding school for girls, was opened, and on September 15, the first 16 boarding and day students were welcomed. During the first years of the school, tuition was $165 per year and music lessons an additional $8 to $12 per quarter. In 1893, because of increased growth, construction of a new building was undertaken. It incorporated a granite cornerstone inscribed with the word "Veritas," ("truth"), the motto of the Dominicans. Shortly after its completion, on the night of November 16, a devastating fire took the lives of three of the youngest children attending Regina Academy. The villa and a nearly completed new building were also destroyed. The future of the school was in doubt after this fatal fire, but the Sisters were determined to �stick and hang�. A benefit concert was quickly organized by friends of the Dominican Sisters at the Fuller Opera House on the Capitol Square the night of November 28; the success of the benefit inspired the Sisters to rebuild at once. Rebuilding started in 1894, at a cost of $36,719. The new school, now called Sacred Heart Academy, admitted its first 40 students on September 5, 1894 (Paynter 1,21,23,26). The campus was subsequently expanded to include a high school and an elementary school. In 1927, Edgewood staff requested support for the academic recognition of a junior college for women in Madison from the President of the University of Wisconsin�Madison. In May, 1927, they received approval for the college. Because student enrollment continued to increase, a new building was completed in 1927.

Suburban, 55 Acres (22 Ha)

Chief_administrator: Daniel Carey (President)
Fax: 6086632214
Phone: 6086634861
Geographic region: Great Lakes IL IN MI OH WI
Website: www.edgewood.edu
Financial aid office website: www.edgewood.edu/ProspectiveStudents/Undergraduate/Freshman/FreshmanFinancialAid.aspx
Net price calculator web address: www.edgewood.edu/ProspectiveStudents/FinancialAid/FreshmanCalculator.aspx
Online application website: www.edgewood.edu/apply.aspx
Admission office website: www.edgewood.edu/prospective/default.aspx
Undergraduate application fee: $30.00
Graduate application fee: $30.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No