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University of St. Francis
Joliet, IL
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,362
   Women 848 (62.3%)
   Men 514 (37.7%)
Graduate Students 1,216
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 49% of 1,560 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.44
SAT Math 470-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 440-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 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 $43,724
  Tuition and Fees $30,840
  Room and Board $9,084
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $24,374
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 100
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
Joliet Population 147,806
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 51% of freshmen, 26% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Bernie - St. Bernard Dog
Sororities 2% of women participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
8.4% Black/African-American
20.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.6% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students 2.9% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 44.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.0%