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Rank: 189

University of St Francis

The University of St. Francis describes itself as a Roman Catholic college "rooted in the liberal arts." It requires all of its about 1,400 undergrads to take core courses in communication, philosophy, religion, and statistics. Nevertheless, most students choose career-oriented majors such as business or health. Located in Joliet, Illinois, about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, the university accepts about half of its applicants. The school awards almost every freshman a scholarship, typically large enough to knock more than a third off the school's sticker price. It offers some unusual programs, including a concentration in digital and recording arts, and its campus culture prizes music, hosting several ensembles such as choral group Singing Saints. Greek life is a relatively small and new aspect of student life, but students interested in joining will find opportunities to do so.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$45,700
% of students who get any grants
88%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$19,300
Average price for low-income students
$15,300
admissions
Acceptance rate
49%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1010/23
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
1,774
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
80%
% of students who get merit* grants
7%
Average merit grant
$10,115
student success
Graduation rate
63%
Average time to a degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$25,000
Average salary within 3 years
$48,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
30%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Aug 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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