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ACCEPTANCE RATE

45.62%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

99%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

13:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

48

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$17,571

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

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University of St Francis

511 NE Greenleaf St, Peoria, IL

The University of St. Francis, located in St. Joliet, Illinois, was founded 1920 by the congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate to educated women in the congregation,. The school as originally known as Assisi Junior College, and by 1925 had opened its doors to women beyond the congregation. By 1930 a senior level curriculum was established and the school changed its name to College of St. Francis. By the early 1970's the school became coeducational, and during that time continued to expand its program offerings, introducing master degree curriculums to the school by 1980. In 1997 the school became affiliated with Saint Joseph College of Nursing, and by 1998 had changed its name once more to University of St. Francis.

Academics

University of St. Francis offers a number of academic majors resulting in a bachelor's degree and typically taking four years to complete. All students will participate in the necessary general education courses, taken in conjunction lower and upper division courses related to their major. The variety of majors ensures that students will be able to pursue the major that best suits their interests. In addition, students may pursue a minor in a different field based on personal interest or relation to their major. Master degree programs or more limited in number and require a separate admissions process with its own requirements.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students who have earned a 2.5 GPA, at 20 on the ACT exam, or a 1410 on the SAT and have completed the standard high school curriculum or equivalent are eligible for enrollment at University of St. Francis. Students may apply online, supplying pertinent documents such as transcripts and test scores,. Students will be assisted by an admissions counselor, and if they do not meet the minimum requirements for entry, may be admitted under a provisional basis.

Financial Aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete a USF Profile at the school and submit the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), after which both documents will be used to determine a student's financial need, aid program eligibility, and monetary awards.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants University of St Francis accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of St Francis is around 3,900 students, with undergraduate students making up about 41% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $37,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $940 for part time students
  • on campus dorms & meals are estimated to cost around $12,000, the amount includes the serving of nineteen meals every week

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$21,000
Receiving Student Loans68%$6,723
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of St Francis may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Radiation Therapist Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of St Francis is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Basketball (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Track and Field (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Football (Mid-States Football Association)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Other Sports
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Public Administration and Social Services

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Visual and Performing Arts

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