University of St. Francis

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School Overview

The University of St. Francis is a Franciscan Catholic university with locations throughout the country. Also known as USF, the main campus is in Joliet, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

USF is divided into four different academic colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Business and Health Administration and the College of Nursing. Annually, over 90% of students attend graduate school or find career placement.

Graduates of USF’s nursing school routinely earn passing rates above the 90th percentile. The mock trial program, where students compete as trial attorneys, is a nationally ranked program and has advanced to the national championship twice in recent years.

The school’s athletic teams are known as the Fighting Saints, and their mascot is a Saint Bernard named Bernie. Women’s athletic programs include softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, track and field and cross country. Men’s programs include football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, cross country and track and field. The Fighting Saints compete in Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

General Information

Admission Office

500 Wilcox Street

Joliet, IL 60435

(815) 740-5037

(800) 735-7500

Fax: (815) 740-5032



Contact: Julie Klinzing

Director Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

500 Wilcox Street

Joliet, IL 60435

(815) 740-3400

www.stfrancis.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,273

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 203

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,255

Graduate enrollment: 873

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Information Technology B
Web/Multimedia Management B

Education

Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health System Administration B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging B
Recreational Therapy B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of St Francis Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(815) 740-3400
Website:www.stfrancis.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://myusf.stfrancis.edu/apply
Address:500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, IL 60435-6188
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,864
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,587 (41% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$30,840
Out-of-state Tuition:$30,840
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$21,193

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of St Francis Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of St Francis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services693
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3
Education28111
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs384
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts4
Grand total1547191

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of St Francis.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services623
Education121
Health Professions and Related Programs323
Grand total10481

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of St Francis and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$30,840
Out-of-state$30,840
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,677
Out-of-state$13,677

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid181100%
Grant or scholarship aid181100%$21,193
Student loan aid13776%$6,601

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,47688%$16,357
Federal student loans1,15169%$7,831

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of St Francis. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of St Francis students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,560785775
Percent admitted100%46%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%13%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of St Francis Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment3,864
Undergraduate enrollment1,620
Graduate enrollment2,244

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of St Francis Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

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