Tuition & Fees

$30,520

$30,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
50%
400-499
50%
700-800
0
600-699
34%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
16%
400-499
84%
30-36
11%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
7%
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
57%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 719
Declined + 704
Total Received 1,423
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Private (nonprofit)

1,349

undergraduate students

1,206

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 1130
ACT 1000

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School Facts

The University of St. Francis, founded in 1920, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. Its 34-acre campus is located in Joliet, 35 miles southwest of Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,555
Established in 1920
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Joliet, IL

34-acre, suburban campus in Joliet (population: 147,806), 35 miles from Chicago; off-campus sites in several states. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Chicago. Public transportation serves campus.

University of St. Francis
500 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL 60435

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
51%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
50%
400-499
50%
700-800
0
600-699
34%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
16%
400-499
84%
30-36
11%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
7%
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
41%
12-17
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
57%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 719
Declined + 704
Total Received 1,423

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Interview
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Cynthia Lambert
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 735-7500
F: 815 740-5078
admissions@stfrancis.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,555,313
State $2,390,839
Institutional $8,497,598
Other external $187,614
Total $13,631,364

Non-need-based

Federal $293,746
State
Institutional $5,193,929
Other external $62,872
Total $5,550,547

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bernie the Saint Bernard
School colors
brown and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Biology
Business Administration
Business Management
Computer Science
Criminal Social Justice
Digital Audio Recording Arts
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Elementary Teacher Education
English
English Teacher Education
English/Secondary Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Finance
Health Administration
Health Care Leadership
Health Care Management
History
Individualized Major
Information Technology
International Business
Journalism/Mass Communications
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Secondary Education
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Radiation Therapy
Radiography
Reading
Recreation Administration
Science Teacher Education
Science/Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Studies/Secondary Education
Social Work
Special Education
Substance Abuse Counseling
Teaching/Learning
Theology
Training/Development
Transportation
Visual Arts
Visual Arts/Education
Web Application Development
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Undergraduate

53%

1,349
students

Female
63%
855

Male
37%
494

Graduate

47%

1,206
students

Female
79%
948

Male
21%
258

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,273
students

Female
64%
808

Male
36%
465

undergraduatePart-time

6%

76
students

Female
62%
47

Male
38%
29

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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