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Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,707
   Women 1,067 (62.5%)
   Men 640 (37.5%)
Graduate Students 622
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 1,932 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 520 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 508 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $48,868
  Tuition and Fees $33,344
  Room and Board $11,524
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $23,876
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 125
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
Loretto Population 1,367
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Frankie Friar
Sororities 24% of women participate
Fraternities 23% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
1.4% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.5% White
5.4% Unknown
International Students 1.2% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 61.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 28.0%