For those who wonder
Founded in 1860, Quincy University is a Catholic, coeducational, residential university committed to a thoughtful, hands-on liberal arts education rooted in the Franciscan values of servant leadership.
Located in western Illinois on the Mississippi River and accessible from St. Louis, Missouri, and Chicago, Quincy, Illinois, has all the comforts and security of a small town, but because we’re a regional hub, we have big-city benefits too.
Around 1,300 students attend Quincy from 26 states and six foreign countries.
Making a quality private Catholic university education accessible is one of our highest priorities. It is for this reason that our tuition costs are highly competitive—the cost of a QU education is comparable to some state institutions. Our highly personalized academic experience along with our lower tuition costs provides a great value to students and their families.
Approximately 100% of students from all family income levels receive need- or merit-based financial assistance.
Over 70% of full-time faculty have the highest degrees in their fields. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and the average class size is 20 students.
Over 13,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 16 other countries. Approximately 92% of graduates find jobs in their fields or enroll in graduate school within six months of graduation.
With over 40 clubs and organizations, seven on-campus residence halls, plenty of community service projects, competitive intramurals, a dedicated Campus Activities Board, cross-country mission trips, multicultural events, and 16 D-II sports teams to cheer for, there is always something going on at Quincy—and never a reason to be bored.
Each year 100% of students participate in community service through campus ministry and mission trips.
Our Honors Program offers academically gifted students a creative, stimulating, and challenging course of study. Academic excellence is promoted through critical thinking, original research, exceptional writing, and public presentation of scholarship. Honors housing offers an opportunity for students to establish a community of learners who share a commitment to education and to one another.
Students are encouraged to consider global study. Short-term programs in countries such as Italy and Costa Rica are available as well as semester-long programs in Rome and London. Additionally, Quincy participates in the College Consortium for International Studies, which allows students to choose from 48 programs in 29 countries.
Wireless Internet access is available campus wide, including in every residence hall. There are seven computer labs on campus, each averaging 20 computers and a printer for student use.
Quincy was named a 2016–2017 National College of Distinction and a Top 100 Regional University by U.S. News & World Report.
School of Business
The challenging curriculum in the Quincy University School of Business provides both the technical and professional skills you need to succeed, while allowing you to explore the various elements of business to determine your own future goals.
Students can choose from degree programs in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing as well as a minor in Entrepreneurship. Our business core classes ensure students gain a thorough knowledge of all areas of business and are well prepared for their future careers.
Our dedicated faculty provide students with practical experiences of what makes the business world work, and what makes it fail. Classes are small, so you have the unique opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with our talented faculty as well as fellow students.
Internships are widely available and encouraged-—some students even participate in an internship during their freshman year. Over 125 companies provide internship opportunities to QU students, which not only allows for the development of professional skills and experience but also ensures a professional network of contacts for the future. Additionally, our Career Services department located in the QU Center for Professional Excellence will assist you every step of the way through your career search.
Outside of the classroom, students have the opportunity to participate in business-focused student-run clubs and organizations, including Collegiate Entrepreneurs Association (CEO), which promotes entrepreneurial initiatives across campus and in the community; Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), which promotes free enterprise practices through community involvement; and the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA), which is affiliated with the national IMA organization to promote the leadership and teamwork of accounting and finance professionals.
School of Business