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University of St Francis

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Joliet, IL

$35,000

Avg tuition

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About University of St Francis

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.

The University of St Francis is a small private university located on a suburban campus in Joliet, Illinois. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,572, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 68%. The university offers 48 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 65%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $35,000.

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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.

68% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 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

73% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

65% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. 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.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 20-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 920-1170

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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3k

Students enrolled

82%

Online student enrollment

13:1

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

Demographics

White

62%

Hispanic

20%

Black

9%

Asian

4%

Two or more races

2%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

75%

Socio-economic diversity

49% 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

29

Total Online Enrollment

2,821

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

69% On-campus

31% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 6% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 82% online

Master's Check Bold 53% online

Doctorate Check Bold 100% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $35,000 $35,000
Graduate $13,464 $13,464

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $800
On-campus room and board $10,210
On-campus other expenses $3,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,200
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,120
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,120

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $49,010 $49,010
Off-campus without family $47,120 $47,120
Off-campus with family $39,920 $39,920

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

50%

State Grant Aid

47%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

49%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,873
State Grant Aid $4,878
Institution Grant Aid $21,493
Pell Grant Aid $4,691

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$47k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NAIA Division I

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Other Sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

7

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC