University of St. Francis

500 Wilcox St, Joliet, United States
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Overview of University of St. Francis

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,906
    • Men:549 (28.8%)
    • Women:1,357 (71.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of St. Francis is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
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
2701 Spring Street
City, State, Zip
Fort Wayne, IN  46808-3994
Phone
(260) 399-8000
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

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
99% of 1,249 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 800 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 449 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.38
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $30,430 (69.20627700705026%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,840 (22.378894700932452%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.729133500113714%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (5.685694791903571%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of St. Francis accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 10 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001832
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
98%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,428
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
8.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Health Fields
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,411

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% 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
290,006

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of St. Francis provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


71.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • 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


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional 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 (17)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


256,496

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
7 mile(s) from campus in Fort Wayne
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 of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


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%

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


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of St. Francis offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,523

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,906
Women
1,357
Men
549

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

Number of Graduate Students


416

Student Resources

Study resources