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
    A-
  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
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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
79%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1300
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$26,367/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,656/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,767/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,207/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,713/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,442/ 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
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,007Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Good Catholic, kind and smart.
    44%
  • Wholesome
    28%
  • Passionate, Catholic, and excepting
    9%
  • Well intentioned.
    6%
  • Catholic nerd or Catholic wannabe nerd
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Genuine, authentically Catholic and welcoming
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
55%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Passionately Catholic. Academically Excellent.
    61%
  • Authentically Catholic
    33%
  • Authentically Catholic. Passionately Judgmental.
    3%
  • Passionately Catholic. Somewhat judgmental.
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
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
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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!
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Franciscan University is a place rich in Christ. There are very few places like Franciscan and it was truly a blessing to go to college where my faith was put first. The University encourages students to strive to be their best, but through our faith in Christ and the sacraments. In addition to the beautiful presence of Catholicism on campus, the Education Department staff symbolized a small family unit to me. The professors genuinely cared and make strong efforts to get to know each of their students. I highly recommend Franciscan University to those who wish to dive deeper with Christ all while growing and becoming prepared academically.
Students and faculty were very welcoming and the atmosphere was positive everywhere I went. You could definitely see a change in priorities among the students many were concerned with their service project, School, family and prayer life therefore pointing toward the fact that Franciscan University promotes a counter cultural lifestyle that focuses on faith, family, and service.