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Saint Francis University Overview

Saint Francis University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Loretto, Pennsylvania. The location of Saint Francis is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Saint Francis University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$41,578 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Saint Francis is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Saint Francis is the doctor's degree.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Saint Francis makes roughly $62,067 a year. This is 52% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Saint Francis student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Saint Francis University?


Contact details for Saint Francis are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, PA 15940
Phone: 814-472-3000

How Do I Get Into Saint Francis?

You can apply to Saint Francis online at:

Admission Requirements for Saint Francis

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Saint Francis?

73% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
Saint Francis has an acceptance rate of 73%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Can I Afford Saint Francis University?

$41,578 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Saint Francis is $41,578. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Saint Francis, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $13,597 a year. That adds up to $54,388 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Saint Francis is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Francis University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,501 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,552 undergraduate students at Saint Francis, with 1,501 being full-time and 1,051 being part-time.


There are also 482 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,501 full-time undergraduates at Saint Francis, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Francis University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 97
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 1,202
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 128

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Francis University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 40 countries are represented at Saint Francis. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Italy.

Online Learning at Saint Francis University

471 Took All Classes Online
1,230 Took At Least One Class Online
8.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 15 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at Saint Francis. In 2020-2021, 1,230 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Saint Francis has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 43rd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Saint Francis

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Francis University was 8.6%. This is the #1,438 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Saint Francis regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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