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St. Francis University is a private institution that was founded in 1847. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,746, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 600 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Francis University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 61. Its tuition and fees are $28,878 (2012-13).
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Saint Francis University founded in 1847, is the oldest Franciscan college and one of the first Catholic colleges established in the United States. Saint Francis University offers higher education to individuals of all faiths through its 25 undergraduate and 7 graduate majors, in an environment inspired by Catholic values as expressed through the Franciscan tradition. All programs foster an understanding of ethical issues; promote respect for diversity of people; develop communication, mathematical, critical thinking and computer-based skills; offer a broad range of knowledge, providing an effective counterpoint to the majors, and provide a coordinated set of courses and experiences to meet the special needs of all students.
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to St. Francis University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at St. Francis University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.3%|
|Application deadline||July 30|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at St. Francis University is 15:1, and the school has 48.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Francis University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business Administration and Management, General; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent.
St. Francis University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,746, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 88.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12.0 percent of students live off campus. St. Francis University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
St. Francis University offers a number of student services including health service. St. Francis 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 St. Francis University, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Francis University.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At St. Francis University, 84.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,012.
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|Tuition and fees||$28,878 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,900 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data