Our average class size of 15 students and direct instruction from professors, not teaching assistants, gives you the opportunity to deeply engage in your academic experiences.

At Edgewood College, we integrate the values of truth, justice, compassion, partnership and community, inherited from our Sinsinawa Dominican founders, into our distinctive liberal arts curriculum. Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, we seek to develop intellect, spirit, imagination, and heart. Our general education program has been designed to help cultivate the knowledge, skills, commitments and habits of mind necessary for helping you create a rewarding life of personal fulfillment, professional achievement and public service.

You will be encouraged to examine the connection between learning, beliefs, and actions in order to build a more just and compassionate world.  Throughout your curriculum you will be challenged to explore three key questions:

  • Who am I and who can I become?
  • What are the needs and opportunities of the world?
  • What is my role in building a more just and compassionate world?

What will be your Edgewood College story?

"Not just the teachers but the students are amazing"
Grayson Glazer
Hometown: Oak Park, IL // Major: Art Therapy
Our mission calls us to educate students for meaningful personal lives

What Employers Want

The Top 5 skills and qualities employers seek (as identified by the Job Outlook 2017 report from the National Association of College and Employers) are:

  • Ability to Ability to work in a team
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Verbal communication skills


Edgewood College graduates confirm their education taught them these skills and abilities.

  • 87% learned to work effectively with people different than themselves
  • 90% developed their logic and critical thinking skills
  • 85% furthered their written and oral communication skills
  • 85% made ethical choices
  • 85% developed an inclusive and diverse perspective


"Everything I've done has shaped me and fulfilled some things that I really wanted to focus on"
Vivian Washington
Hometown: Madison, WI // Major: Communications

Trevon Ampe '17

“Being on a job where every day is something new, running into different problems, you get to meet so many different people. It’s pretty cool.”


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Ben Pratscher '16

“I think from a student perspective the most important aspect of sustainability is student involvement.  When we do the plant starts in the spring, for kids to even watch a seed turn into a plant…I think it’s really cool…So the educational opportunity behind all the sustainable things on campus for students is huge.”


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Adam Driscoll '09

“An internship proved to be paramount to my learning in school and beyond. Even a few hours a week can open your eyes to what it really means to work in the field. I’ve found that a college education can teach you how to study and learn, but nothing compares to what you can gain from on-the-job training.”

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Here are some

Fast Facts



of new students feel confident their instructors will help them outside of class


of graduating seniors value the quality of teaching and accessibility of the faculty
"I like to teach in an environment where I get to know the students"
Fazel Hayati
Associate Professor // School of Business

Luke Pralle '13

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the College. The education I received brought me here and has given me the tools to do good things.”


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Ariel Arneson '16

“The Communication Studies professors not only encourage you to succeed in classes, but they also want you to succeed in life by supporting your obligations outside of class, such as work and community involvement.”


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Travel to One of more than 50 Countries

Explore a new culture for a full semester, summer, or a two-week study abroad or service learning program. Recent Eagles have studied in Australia, Austria, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, el Salvador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Scotland, South America, and Spain.

Zander Rothering '16

“Experiencing a different culture… not being able to speak the language, not being able to take for granted how easy I have it (here in the U.S.), I think everyone should experience that because it was a great learning opportunity.”


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Sam Wendt '17

“Overall, my largest takeaway is the enjoyment I get from conversing with people all over the world. It’s interesting to hear their way of life, their cuisine, life, culture…you name it, it’s all amazing.”

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Know what you want to study?

View Our Majors & Minors

With more than 40 different majors to pick from, you’re sure to find the perfect program to develop your passions and uncover your dreams at Edgewood College. Still figuring it out? That’s okay, too. Either way, we’ll help you write your story.

Majors & Minors

Art History*
Art Therapy
Broad Field Natural Scienceˆ
Broad Field Social Studiesˆ
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systemsˆ
Criminal Justice
Earth Science*
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies*
Ethnic Studies

Film Studies*
Global Studies*
Graphic Design
International Relations
Latin American Studies*
Medical Science
– Radiography, Sonography
Political Science
Religious Studies
Science Communication*
Theatre Artsˆ
Web Design and Development
Women’s and Gender Studies*

*Minor only
ˆTeaching Major Available

Pre-Professional Programs

Physical Therapy
Social Work
Veterinary Medicine


You can self-design
an individualized
major or minor.