Saint Francis University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Loretto, PA

$39,278

Avg tuition

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About Saint Francis University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Saint Francis University is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Loretto, Pennsylvania. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,769, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 59%. The university offers 69 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 63%, and a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Tuition and fees for students are $39,278.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

59% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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96% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

63% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1010-1220

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

49%

Online student enrollment

14:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

82%

Unknown

5%

Black

5%

Hispanic

2%

Two or more races

2%

Asian

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

63%

Socio-economic diversity

19% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

1,369

Student Location Breakout

49% 51%

Percent of Programs Online

93% On-campus

7% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate Check Bold 36% online

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate X Bold Not offered

Master's Check Bold 13% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

19%

State Grant Aid

31%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

19%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,470
State Grant Aid $3,269
Institution Grant Aid $22,631
Pell Grant Aid $4,276

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$49k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.