Fontbonne University

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6800 Wydown Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: (314) 862-3456
2012-2013 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#102 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Fontbonne University is a private institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,342, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 16 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fontbonne University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 102. Its tuition and fees are $21,220 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Fontbonne University is a vital institution where quality education and caring go hand-in-hand and where some 2,900 students are part of the "Fontbonne Family." We have a longstanding tradition of high quality academic programs offered in a values-based environment established by our founders and sponsors, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our 35 majors, 18 minors and 15 master's degree programs span a wide range of offerings, from the nationally known Deaf Education major to top notch programs in Fine Arts, Education, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Business, English and Communications, and more.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1923
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $21,760,716


When applying to Fontbonne University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Fontbonne University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.9 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Fontbonne University is 11:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.8 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 16%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Fontbonne University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,342, with a gender distribution of 32.8 percent male students and 67.2 percent female students. Fontbonne University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,075
Student gender distribution
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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Fontbonne University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. Fontbonne University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Fontbonne University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Fontbonne University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $21,220 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,884 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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