Tuition & Fees

$34,000

$34,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
16%
700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
62%
400-499
16%
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
25%
400-499
63%
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
30-36
7%
24-29
35%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 864
Declined + 983
Total Received 1,847
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Private (nonprofit)

1,421

undergraduate students

1,107

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 1130
ACT 1000

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Location

School Facts

The University of St. Francis, founded in 1920, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. Its 18-acre campus is located in Joliet, 35 miles southwest of Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,528
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Joliet, IL

18-acre, suburban campus in Joliet (population: 148,462), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
53%
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

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 3% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
26%
500-599
57%
400-499
16%
700-800
4%
600-699
18%
500-599
62%
400-499
16%
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
25%
400-499
63%
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
30-36
7%
24-29
35%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%

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

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 864
Declined + 983
Total Received 1,847

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

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

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,288

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $34,000
Room & board $9,160
Total $43,160
Average Financial Aid - $25,288
Total with Avg. Aid $17,872

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,821,680
State $2,655,066
Institutional $13,077,826
Other external $141,107
Total $18,695,679

Non-need-based

Federal $245,363
State $3,750
Institutional $2,821,848
Other external $22,841
Total $3,093,802
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 866 890-8331
F: 815 740-3822
finaid@stfrancis.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bruce Foote
Director of Financial Aid
bfoote@stfrancis.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Dave Laketa (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Biochemistry
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
Finance
Health Administration
Health Care Leadership
Health Care Management
History
Individualized Major
Industrial Organizational Psychology
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/Sport Management
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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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,528

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

56%

1,421
students

Female
64%
915

Male
36%
506

44%

1,107
students

Female
81%
902

Male
19%
205

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

1,329
students

Female
64%
845

Male
36%
484

7%

92
students

Female
77%
70

Male
23%
22

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
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

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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

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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