Quincy University

2014 Quick Stats
1800 College Avenue

Quincy, IL 62301

Phone: (217) 228-5432
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
rolling admission

More Information


U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#77 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

More About U.S. News Rankings


Quincy University is a private institution that was founded in 1860. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,226, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 70 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Quincy University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 77. Its tuition and fees are $25,834 (2013-14).

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

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Known as a caring and engaged learning community, Quincy embraces its Franciscan heritage while promoting the values of inclusion, nonviolence, reverence for creation, and celebration. Students of all faiths and beliefs are welcomed and encouraged to grow personally and serve others. In addition, approx. 98 percent of all full-time undergraduate students from all family income levels receive need or merit-based financial aid. Nestled within Quincy, Ill., a city situated on limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Quincy's campus offers a combination of comfortable living, modern technology, and natural beauty. Francis Hall, the main academic building, features classic architectural elements with a Tower. An adjoining building houses the Main Chapel designed in Romanesque-style and 2 smaller chapels. The campus is green in the summertime and bursting with color in the fall and spring. Every resident room is equipped with high-speed Internet access and students have access to 6 computer labs plus campus-wide Wireless Internet. More than 1,600 students from 23 states and 3 other countries enroll in 40 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate programs. Students gain insight not just from their major but from many fields of study, helping them to think critically and see issues from different points of view. Learning is grounded in the real world, taught by faculty members who are leaders in their fields and supplemented by significant internships in the workplace. For instance, nursing students practice procedures in a simulated hospital lab, prior to their clinical work; freshman aviation students fly in the air after attending school for just 2 weeks; and courses for education majors are held at area elementary and high schools. Class sizes average 20 students, where professors not only know students' names, they care about students' intellectual and personal growth. Our Learning Communities give students in like majors an opportunity to live and learn together by enrolling in similar courses and creating study groups in residence halls. Students in Learning Communities develop their QU-family support system immediately and become more involved on campus. Internships are integral to a Quincy education. Students intern as early as their first year gaining valuable work experience. Organizations and businesses that hire Quincy students include ESPN, Walt Disney World, St. Louis Cardinals, Archer Daniels Midland, and the National Association of Broadcasters. Our alumni, in all 50 states and 12 countries, are eager to help new students and graduates succeed. Recent grads include a New York environmental analyst, an Emmy Award-winning St. Louis news reporter, a Seattle Mariners pitcher, an RN at Mayo Clinic, and a senior national accounts manager at USA Today. Graduate, law, and medical schools attended by recent grads include Carnegie Mellon, Washington University School of Law, Loyola, and the Adler School of Professional Psychology. Student-athletes compete at the NCAA Division II level in 15 sports, where academic success is emphasized along with athletic achievement. Students choose from more than 40 clubs and organizations, including student newspaper, performing arts, 3 national Greek organizations, and professional organizations. Our intramural program and state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Center are also popular. Quincy University is about learning, caring and connecting. It's about living your education. Individual visits can be scheduled weekdays and Saturdays, and we also host group visits throughout the year.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1860
Religious affiliation Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $15,418,071


When applying to Quincy University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Quincy University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 91.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 91.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

More About Applying

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Quincy University is 14:1, and the school has 68.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Quincy University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Education 15%
Health Professions and Related Programs 12%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%

More About Academic Life

Student Life

Quincy University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,226, with a gender distribution of 42 percent male students and 58 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus. Quincy University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,632
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

More About Student Life

Campus Info & Services

Quincy University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Quincy 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Quincy University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Quincy University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

More About Campus Info & Services

Paying for School

At Quincy University, 85 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,152.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $25,834 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,880 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

More About Paying for School

* Overview details based on 2012 data

College Rankings

Best Regional Universities - Narrow your search with the U.S. News rankings of Regional Universities, schools that offer undergrad programs and some master’s.

More College Rankings & Lists

National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Colleges, Best Values, more

U.S. News College Compass - My Fit

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Sign Up Now

Calculating this school's fit to see if it meets your personal preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

Find out how this school measures up based on your preferences.

Save This School

Edit Your Preferences

College Search

Advanced Search

Students Also Applied To

St. Louis, MO

Now Hiring

Now Hiring Powered by After College



See more jobs »

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Finding the Right School
Paying for College
Applying to College

Follow U.S. News Education