Saint Francis University is a private, coeducational Franciscan Catholic institution founded in 1847 by six friars from Ireland. The University offers accredited undergraduate and g raduate education within the context of a liberal arts foundation. The student experience places particular emphasis on developing individuals who will lead or serve with character in their chosen professions and communities.
Located in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania on 600 wooded acres, our scenic campus is just half an hour from Altoona and Johnstown and less than two hours from Pittsburgh.
Our diverse student body consists of approximately 1,700 undergraduates and 2,600 total students.
99% of graduates are employed or in graduate school within nine months of graduation.
Our 23-building campus features 10 residence halls and an athletics center that houses a pool, a fully equipped weight room, and courts for basketball, volleyball, and racquetball. An outdoor athletic complex features a multipurpose, artificially surfaced field and all-weather track. Recent building projects include the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness, housing 4,500 square feet of fitness space, and a state-of-the-art Science Center.
Students can become involved with more than 75 clubs and organizations and attend activities year-round, such as film series, lectures, concerts, and theater productions.
Our intercollegiate athletics program features 21 NCAA Division I sports for men (eight) and women (13) as well as a popular intramural program and club baseball.
Programs of Study
We offer over 50 high-demand majors and programs in three academic schools: the School of STEAM, School of Business, and School of Health Sciences and Education. Top-enrolling programs include Accounting, Economics and Finance, Education, Environmental Engineering, Nursing, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Science.