Fontbonne University

6800 Wydown Blvd, Clayton, United States
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Overview of Fontbonne University

About this school

Fontbonne, founded in 1923, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 13-acre campus is located in a residential area of St. Louis. Campus architecture includes buildings of Red Missouri granite, trimmed with Bedford stone.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,099
    • Men:346 (31.5%)
    • Women:753 (68.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Fontbonne University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
6800 Wydown Boulevard
City, State, Zip
St. Louis, MO  63105-3098
Phone
(314) 889-1400
Fax
(314) 719-8021
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25|Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
97% of 494 applicants were admitted
Women
98% of 271 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 223 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
310 (65%) of 478 admitted students enrolled
Women
200 (75%) of 265 admitted students enrolled
Men
110 (52%) of 213 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.43
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
60%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $25,460 (62.460134438938226%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,506 (23.320739904813305%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (2.4532652961091213%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,796 (11.765860360139346%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Fontbonne University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 30
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002464
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
126 (90.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
104 (82.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
104 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$17,325
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 56 (53.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,148
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 86 (82.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,526
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 104 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
31 (22.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,648

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
690 (89.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
606 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
606 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$15,640
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 413 (68.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,753
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 535 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,648
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 599 (98.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
150 (19.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,656

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,281
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Computer Science, English
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


75

Part-Time Faculty


126

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


26%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 44% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 10% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 100% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
298,442

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
215
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Fontbonne University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Advertising
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Taxation

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, social work, occupational therapy with Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (21)


  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Health Communication
  • Middle School Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


318,172

Nearest Metropolitan Area


13 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


St. Louis

Weather


Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 85.2 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Griffin
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Fontbonne University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, future teachers association, students for the enhancement of black awareness, fontbonne athletic association, fontbonne in service and humility, student government association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


902

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,099
Women
753
Men
346

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 16.6% Black/African-American
  • 2.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.9% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


6.5% from 13 countries

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


614

Student Resources

Study resources