Saint Francis University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
Box 600
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA 15940
(814) 472-3100
(800) 342-5732
Fax: (814) 472-3335

Contact: Erin McCloskey
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address
PO Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940
(814) 472-3000

Total undergrads: 1,612
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 408
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,571
Graduate enrollment: 598

Rural setting
Rural community (under 2,500)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 75%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
French Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems A,B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Psychology Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Exercise physiology B
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Forest Management B
Forestry – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology 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.

Saint Francis University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (814) 472-3000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, PA 15940
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,930
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 63%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,948 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $38,170
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,170
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,592

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Saint Francis University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Francis University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 592
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 3293
Engineering 25
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 186
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 11
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Grand total 4136313

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Francis University 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $38,170
Out-of-state $38,170
Books and supplies $2,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $25,500
Out-of-state $25,500

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 348 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 348 99% $23,592
Student loan aid 246 70% $11,188

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,576 75% $21,912
Federal student loans 1,144 54% $7,866

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,748 702 1,046
Percent admitted 100% 71% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 23% 23% 23%

Admissions Considerations

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

Saint Francis University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,930
Undergraduate enrollment 2,373
Graduate enrollment 557

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

Saint Francis University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • 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

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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