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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
St. Francis - Illinois is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Joliet, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,362 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the St. Francis - Illinois acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Management Sciences and Information Systems. Graduating 62% of students, St. Francis - Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,100.
500 Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association

University of St. Francis - Illinois Rankings

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

USF Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1190
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,418/ 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
$21,000/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
82%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,362Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
267
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Hard Working
    45%
  • Dedicated to education, sports, and their future
    27%
  • Serious
    18%
  • Fun loving
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
47%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Safe
    31%
  • Involved
    23%
  • Versatile
    23%
  • Home away from home
    15%
  • Bible thumping, cliquey, shallow, over-priced.
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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University of St. Francis - Illinois Reviews

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The teachers are gentle and very passionate about making sure every student is doing well. The campus is great and filled with friendly people, we are like a close-knit family. Throughout the campus, you could find an abundance of places to study, eat, relax or hang with friends. Safety is a plus because we have security guards roaming continuously throughout the campus. If you are interested in getting involved there are plenty of clubs and activities for students and many different groups in charge of student engagement. The students here are welcoming and very friendly due to our smaller population especially with campus life. We have an excellent sports team and their games are always fun to watch. Don't worry about being hungry we have multiple different spots to eat at, and vending machines displayed right throughout the campus.
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I really like how every staff member is very helpful. Staff members are always greeting you. Advisors are checking regularly how one is doing with classes. They always want to make sure you're taking the right classes according to your major. Professors are always encouraging students to use the free tutoring resources the university has to offer and many other resources. The whole university has a great vibe!
Overall, I had a really enjoyable education at this University. I was enrolled in the Radiation Therapy program and just recently graduated in 2020. I had a wonderful experience at this school and with this program.
The clinical experience was very beneficial to my education. I feel like this is the perfect school to come to if you want to focus on your education. By no means is this a party school. However, the campus is beautiful and the school offers many extra circular actives for you to meet new people and get involved in the school. I highly recommend this school for anyone who is looking to really focus on school while on a beautiful campus with very helpful staff and professors.