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University of St. Francis is a private institution that was founded in 1920. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,402, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 24 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of St. Francis's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 40. Its tuition and fees are $26,824 (2012-13).
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The University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., is committed to quality, to students, to community and the Franciscan values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion and Service. The success of students as individuals is paramount at USF. The university's mission is to educate the spirit as well as the mind, and to help students fulfill their dreams. The years spent at USF, whether as an undergraduate on-campus student, an off-campus student, a graduate or online students, are a time of growth, spiritually, personally and intellectually.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to University of St. Francis, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of St. Francis is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||44.7%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of St. Francis is 12:1, and the school has 61.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of St. Francis include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Mass Communication/Media Studies; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.8 percent.
University of St. Francis has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,402, with a gender distribution of 32.7 percent male students and 67.3 percent female students. At this school, 25.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75.0 percent of students live off campus. University of St. Francis is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
University of St. Francis offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. University of St. Francis 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 University of St. Francis, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of St. Francis.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of St. Francis, 84.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,251.
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|Tuition and fees||$26,824 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,268 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data