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Saint Francis University, founded in 1847, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 600-acre campus is located in Loretto, 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Website: www.francis.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,111
Undergraduate
Students
(65.3%) 1,378 Women
(34.7%) 733 Men
450
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
75% of 1,748 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.65
SAT Math
570 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
575 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,960
Tuition and Fees
$39,378
Room and Board
$12,472
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$26,924
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$40,676
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
113
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Loretto Population
1,367
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Frankie Friar
Sororities
22.9% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
1.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.6% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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