Tuition & Fees

$32,320

$32,320

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
50%
500-599
21%
400-499
29%
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
57%
400-499
7%
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
25%
400-499
63%
30-36
10%
24-29
28%
18-23
49%
12-17
13%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
45%
12-17
15%
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
61%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 806
Declined + 754
Total Received 1,560
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Private (nonprofit)

1,371

undergraduate students

1,108

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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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 18-acre campus is located in Joliet, 35 miles southwest of Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,479
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: 148,262), 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
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
45%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
50%
500-599
21%
400-499
29%
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
57%
400-499
7%
700-800
0
600-699
12%
500-599
25%
400-499
63%
30-36
10%
24-29
28%
18-23
49%
12-17
13%
30-36
2%
24-29
38%
18-23
45%
12-17
15%
30-36
4%
24-29
32%
18-23
61%
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

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 806
Declined + 754
Total Received 1,560

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 Freshman Admissions
P: 800 735-7500
F: 815 740-5078
admissions@stfrancis.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,529

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,000
Room & board $9,358
Additional fees $320
Books & supplies $800
Total $42,478
Average Financial Aid - $24,529
Total with Avg. Aid $17,949

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,547,288
State $2,427,856
Institutional $11,839,491
Other external $261,456
Total $17,076,091

Non-need-based

Federal $242,132
State
Institutional $2,338,560
Other external $54,513
Total $2,635,205
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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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Recreational Club

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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

2,479

total students

95%

in-state

5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

1,371
students

Female
63%
859

Male
37%
512

45%

1,108
students

Female
79%
872

Male
21%
236

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,273
students

Female
62%
789

Male
38%
484

8%

98
students

Female
72%
70

Male
28%
28

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
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

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented Australia
China
Germany
India
Italy
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Robert Morley
International Admissions Counselor
800 735-7500
rmorley@stfrancis.edu

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