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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
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 1,291 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the St. Francis - Illinois acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Nursing, Healthcare Management, and Biology. Graduating 63% of students, St. Francis - Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,100.
About University of St. Francis - Illinois...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association
Address
500 Wilcox St
Joliet, IL 60435

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$18,766/ 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
$21,121/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,291Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
308
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Hard Working
    56%
  • Serious
    22%
  • Dedicated to education, sports, and their future
    11%
  • Fun loving
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
49%
Poll
56%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Safe
    40%
  • Versatile
    30%
  • Involved
    20%
  • Bible thumping, cliquey, shallow, over-priced.
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
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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Regarding professionalism as a student, the most critical factor is the ability to communicate effectively to faculty, and patients. The complex needs of patients will vary on a given day, and it is important to listen to patients without prior judgment. Students must be able to communicate with a patient who may be emotionally vulnerable or distressing at times to handle. They can not learn proper communication skills through a book; it is a quality of professionalism that must be gained through experiences. My four year undergrad college was what helped me gain this level of professionalism that I needed to get into a graduate school.
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St. Francis is an excellent university and is a great institution for learning for college of nursing. The nursing program has very stringent guidelines for professional development throughout the course of the program. Overall, the university provides a nurturing learning environment for students.
I absolutely love all the faculty and students! The professors really care about the students. At USF they know us by name, we are not just a number to the professors.