University of St. Francis

Fort Wayne, IN

Saint Francis, founded in 1890, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 73-acre campus occupies a former estate centered on a Romanesque manor house, dating from 1887, and listed with the National Register of Historic Places. The campus is located in Fort Wayne.

Website: www.sf.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,906
Undergraduate
Students
(71.2%) 1,357 Women
(28.8%) 549 Men
416
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 1,249 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.38
SAT Math
524 average
480-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
535 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,970
Tuition and Fees
$30,430
Room and Board
$9,840
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$18,231
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,428
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
135
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Fort Wayne Population
256,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
0.7% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning
71.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
38.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.9%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

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 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2 3
History 1  
Academic Electives 1 4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2701 Spring Street
City, State, Zip
Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3994
Phone
(260) 399-8000
Fax
 
E-mail
admis@sf.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins August 1
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
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
99% of 1,249 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 800 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 449 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
454 (37%) of 1,233 admitted students enrolled
Women
294 (37%) of 790 admitted students enrolled
Men
160 (36%) of 443 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.38
3.75 and Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
524 average
480-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
535 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
26%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
15%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 14%
Top quarter: 40%
Top half: 80%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$43,970
Tuition and Fees
$30,430
Room and Board
$9,840
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$2,500
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 March 10
Final deadline June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001832
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
302 (97.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
269 (89.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
269 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (19.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$18,231
Need-Based Gift
Received by 267 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,867
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 242 (90.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,862
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 30 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
34 (10.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,807

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,477 (97.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,316 (89.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,315 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
258 (19.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$16,158
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,301 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,247
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,169 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,546
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 154 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
146 (9.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,446

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
98%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$28,428
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
8.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins 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
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Health Fields
Number of Awards
808
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Number of Awards
224
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
43
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
44
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,411
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physician Assistant
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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
135
Part-Time Faculty
164
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
20%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 81% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 1% 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
290,006
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
120
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science, Master of Environmental Health, Master of Business Administration, Master of Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
256,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.3 average low in January, 80.9 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Fort Wayne
Nearest Train Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Garrett

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
78%
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
video surveillance system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Royal blue, white, silver, and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, student activities council, student government association, intramural sports, residence hall association, artists in action
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,906
Women
1,357 (71.2%)
Men
549 (28.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,523
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
7.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students.
0.7% from 7 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
416

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
71.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
38.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
52.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.9%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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