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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Fontbonne is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Clayton, Missouri in the St. Louis Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,105 undergraduate students. The Fontbonne acceptance rate is 97%. Popular majors include Business, Special Education and Teaching, and Speech Language Pathology. Graduating 54% of students, Fontbonne alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
6800 Wydown Ave
St. Louis, MO 63105
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Fontbonne University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
97%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1001-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$18,514/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,271/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,105Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
128
Undergrads Over 25
35%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Average, ordinary.
    55%
  • Fun, exciting
    36%
  • Diverse
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
24%
Poll
64%
of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Accepting of all
    25%
  • Caring
    25%
  • Family
    25%
  • Quiet
    13%
  • Catholic
    6%
  • Mediocre
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
99%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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Fontbonne is a decent school. The education in and of itself is above average simply due to the fact that you get to know all of the professors as well as them having that 1 on 1 time with you. The scheduling of classes is horrific. There aren’t enough professors there as they are constantly hiring adjuncts. The food is alright. Parking permits are absurdly priced and tuition is ridiculous. I’m happy that I came in with plenty of scholarships. Wouldn’t live on campus if you paid me. Dorms are tiny and cramped and they always have problems with furnace and AC. No Greek life. Parties are always held off campus. Athletics are decent... D3 level. No football team. This is definitely a commuter school so if you are looking for a school with that big “collegey” hype behind it, don’t go here. The place is small and not like other schools. I cannot imagine living there. I think it would get boring fast since Fontbonne is in a business district.
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I love Fontbonne University! It's a small campus which makes getting around to classes super easy. It also means that everyone knows everyone else, and everyone on campus, staff, faculty, and students are friendly! The buildings are nice and classrooms are comfortable. Fontbonne recently added a new parking lot which helped a lot. Fontbonne also offers a lot of activities and fun events. The only thing I would change is the cost of parking passes. FBU is a private University so tuition is crazy expensive and so are parking passes. I feel like since we already pay a ton in tuition, parking passes should be cheaper, if not free! But overall I'm proud to be a Griffin!
Fontebonne is filled with very helpful and kind professors and employees. However, it is quite expensive for the level of of education offered in my opinion. The food and dorms could use an upgrade as well!