721 reviews
  1. Steubenville, OH
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Franciscan University of Steubenville is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Address
1235 University Blvd
Steubenville, OH 43952

Franciscan University of Steubenville 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
78%
SAT Scores Range
1070-1290
ACT Scores Range
23-29
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Franciscan University of Steubenville

Cost

Net Price
$25,003/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,087/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,246/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,003/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,110/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,874/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.52 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,002Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Good Catholic, kind and smart.
    45%
  • Wholesome
    29%
  • Passionate, Catholic, and excepting
    10%
  • Catholic nerd or Catholic wannabe nerd
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Genuine, authentically Catholic and welcoming
    3%
  • Stubborn catholic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
54%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Passionately Catholic. Academically Excellent.
    63%
  • Authentically Catholic
    34%
  • Authentically Catholic. Passionately Judgmental.
    3%

After Franciscan University of Steubenville

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Franciscan University of Steubenville Reviews

721 reviews
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A fantastic education combined with a fantastic atmosphere make for a wonderful experience! Best programs are Theology, Catechetics, Education, and Nursing, but all of the programs are wonderful. Campus is very safe, with the city being less safe but not horribly dangerous. The only downside is that there is not much to do nearby, but Pittsburgh is 45 minutes away!
The student life here is very excellent, with Households (Christian "fraternities" and "sororities") at the centre. Franciscan has exceptional academics with professors who are dedicated to their students. I am also a participant in the Great Books Honors program here which I think is an excellent example of what our liberal arts are like. We are very strong in Theology, which I think is wonderful, although sometimes I think the administration needs to remember to not sacrifice other programs just because Theology is what we are well known for. Overall, I think FUS does a superb job forming lay disciples to go forth and sanctify the temporal order.
I have been blessed and given so many opportunities through franciscan. I was able to study abroad in Austria in the foothills of the Austrian alps for a whole semester. It was one of the most life changing semesters from spiritual pilgrimages, learning to travel on your own, the amazing classes, and the people. The philosophy and theology courses in Austria opened my eyes to seeing the human person in its true dignity and form, and marriage was taught to be so pure and seen in the eyes of Christ and mediated by the Holy Spirit. On main campus I was also able to take amazing classes such as human embryology, Christian moral principles, and more life changing classes. I was also given an opportunity to serve the poorest of the poor in Honduras. The experience is unforgettable, and it was one of the happiest moments of my life. Franciscan is full of opportunities but what makes it amazing is the faculty and staff. The Friars are your friends, and they will even be seen playing frisbee with students around campus. The people are happy, caring, and friendly. The people I have met at franciscan are some of the best and influential people I have ever met! There is no other place like Franciscan, and I am honored to call it home.