University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$35,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
700-800
5%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
15%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
50%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

male

66%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,037
Declined 1,236
Total Received 2,273
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Private

1,746

undergraduate students

1,333

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,079
Established in 1920
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

24-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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International, Chicago Midway

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Justice League
  • International Club
  • Alpha Phi
  • Black Student Association (BSA)
  • Unidos Vamos a Alcanzar (UVA)

Top Events

  • Convocation
  • Homecoming
  • Relay for Life
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • First Response trained security personnel

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
29%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
700-800
5%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
15%
30-36
8%
24-29
39%
18-23
50%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,037
Declined 1,236
Total Received 2,273

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
interview
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,430

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,000
Room & board $10,210
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $2,000
Total $48,010
Average Financial Aid - $5,430
Total with Avg. Aid $42,580
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Table tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Table tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Technology
Music, General
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Special Education and Teaching, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,079

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

1,746
students

Female
66%
1,152

Male
34%
594

43%

1,333
students

Female
79%
1,058

Male
21%
275

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

1,427
students

Female
64%
906

Male
36%
521

19%

319
students

Female
78%
246

Male
22%
73

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 42%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

238

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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