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The University of St. Francis, changed from College of St. Francis, January 1, 1998, and founded in 1920, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. Its 14-acre campus is located in Joliet, 35 miles southwest of Chicago.

Website: www.stfrancis.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,746
Undergraduate
Students
(66.0%) 1,152 Women
(34.0%) 594 Men
1,333
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 2,273 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.58
SAT Math
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,010
Tuition and Fees
$35,000
Room and Board
$10,210
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$31,462
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$30,274
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
99
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Joliet Population
147,806
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
23% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bernie - St. Bernard Dog
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.1% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
23.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.1% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
2.9% from 14 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
42.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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