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Saint Francis University
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  • 4 Year
  • LORETTO, PA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Saint Francis University remains at the forefront of being fully operational and offering in-person instruction throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Through careful planning, our health and safety strategies since the beginning of the pandemic have kept our faculty, staff, students, and visitors safe. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade D+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

117 EVERGREEN DR
LORETTO, PA 15940
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
From Saint Francis University

We are nestled on a beautiful 600-acre mountaintop vista in Loretto, Pennsylvania, just 90-minutes East of Pittsburgh.

Faith, generosity, respect, discovery, and joy are in our DNA attracting students (like you) with a passion to shape the world. We are the oldest Franciscan university in the nation and like our namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, students discover a path of mission, purpose, and personal values.

High-demand programs are offered in health sciences, business, education, arts, and STEM fields. Our programs combine rigorous, career-directed studies with a focus on personal and professional ethics.

Our students go on to become leaders, visionaries, teachers, and healers in a wide array of professions and industries -- and they carry their Franciscan values with them always. In fact, in a recent survey of our Class of 2020, 90% of graduates feel that Saint Francis University was instrumental in developing their faith and/or values for life after college!

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,188 / 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
$23,592 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 34 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 40 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 40 responses

Majors

Varsity Esports (scholarships available)

Saint Francis University offers collegiate scholarships for students to compete in our varsity Esports program. Scholarship evaluations will take the following into consideration: player ability and skill, projectability into the current needs of the program, academic performance, team dynamics in the arena, and commitment to the program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    71%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,466 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
907
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Comfortable in being themselves
    58%
  • Studious
    37%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 45 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Always willing to help students succeed
    36%
  • Boring
    20%
  • Good student to professor ratio
    20%
  • Helpful
    16%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Money Hungry
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 19 responses

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