Franciscan University of Steubenville

1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, United States
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Overview of Franciscan University of Steubenville

About this school

Franciscan University of Steubenville, founded in 1946, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Its 124acre campus is located in Steubenville, 42 miles west of Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,090
    • Men:832 Men (39.8%)
    • Women:1,258 Women (60.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Franciscan University of Steubenville 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 recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

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
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1235 University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Steubenville, OH 43952-1763
Phone
(740) 283-6226
Fax
(740) 283-6472
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
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
3 required for some 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
79% of 1,760 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 1,138 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 622 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
522 (38%) of 1,386 admitted students enrolled
Women
297 (34%) of 870 admitted students enrolled
Men
225 (44%) of 516 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

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
• 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
26 average |22-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $26,430 (68.56%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,400 (21.79%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (3.11%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,520 (6.54%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Franciscan University of Steubenville accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003036
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
370 (77.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
287 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
287 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
53 (18.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$17,368
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 287 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,474
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 244 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,404
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 40 (13.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
135 (28.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,126

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,582 (79.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,281 (81.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,281 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
221 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$17,301
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,275 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,194
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,133 (88.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,713
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 136 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
634 (31.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,928

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
89%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,222
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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, 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


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


127

Part-Time Faculty


113

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


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 28% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 71% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
450,773
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
126
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Franciscan University of Steubenville provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


66.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


73.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


76.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (30)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Theology and religious vocations, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


18,355

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Pittsburg, PA

Campus Size


235 acres

Weather


Temperature
16.4 average low in January, 77.4 average high in September
Rain
153 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Steubenville
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


80% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


20%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


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
Mascot
Barons
School Colors
Kelly green and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Franciscan University of Steubenville offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


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

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,995

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,090
Women
1,258
Men
832

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.9% Asian
  • 0.7% Black/African-American
  • 10.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 80.8% White
  • 3.7% Unknown

International Students


0.6% from 10 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


669

Student Resources

Study resources