Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH

Franciscan University of Steubenville, founded in 1946, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 124acre campus is located in Steubenville, 42 miles west of Pittsburgh.

Website: www.franciscan.edu

Private
Co-ed
2,090
Undergraduate
Students
(60.2%) 1,258 Women
(39.8%) 832 Men
669
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 1,760 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
26 average
22-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$36,130
Tuition and Fees
$27,630
Room and Board
$8,500
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$17,368
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,222
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
127
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Steubenville Population
18,355
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburg, PA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Barons
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
0.7% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.8% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students
0.6% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History   1
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1235 University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Steubenville, OH 43952-1763
Phone
(740) 283-6226
Fax
(740) 283-6472
E-mail
admissions@franciscan.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 1,760 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,138 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 622 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
522 (38%) of 1,386 admitted students enrolled
Women
297 (34%) of 870 admitted students enrolled
Men
225 (44%) of 516 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.63
3.75 and Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
22-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
16%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 81%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$36,130
Tuition and Fees
$27,630
Room and Board
$8,500
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003036
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
370 (77.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
287 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
287 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (18.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$17,368
Need-Based Gift
Received by 287 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,474
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 244 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,404
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 40 (13.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
135 (28.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,126

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,582 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,281 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,281 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
221 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$17,301
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,275 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,194
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,133 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,713
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 136 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
634 (31.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,928

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,222
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Theology and religious vocations, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
127
Part-Time Faculty
113
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
43%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 71% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
450,773
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
126
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Philosophy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Steubenville Population
18,355
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Pittsburg, PA
Campus Size
235 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.4 average low in January, 77.4 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Steubenville
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
20%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Barons
School Colors
Kelly green and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,090
Women
1,258 (60.2%)
Men
832 (39.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,995
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
0.7% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.8% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students.
0.6% from 10 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
669

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
73.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
76.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 2%
Theology 3%
Arts and Sciences 2%
Medicine 2%
Education 2%
Other 16%

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