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University of St Francis Overview

Located in Joliet, Illinois, University of St Francis is a private not-for-profit institution. University of Saint Francis is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is University of St Francis Known For?

415 Undergraduate Awards
$32,172 Avg Cost After Aid
52% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at University of Saint Francis have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at University of Saint Francis.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from University of Saint Francis with a bachelor's degree make about $53,100 a year. That's 30% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of St Francis Rankings

University of Saint Francis landed the #350 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #14 out of 98 schools in Illinois.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Saint Francis.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Mental & Social Health Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Online Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Online Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Saint Francis has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#2 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#82 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#90 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#109 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual
#111 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is University of St Francis?

Location of University of St Francis

Contact details for University of Saint Francis are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, IL 60435-6188
Phone: 815-740-3400
Website: https://www.stfrancis.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StFrancis
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UofStFrancis

How Do I Get Into University of Saint Francis?

You can apply to University of Saint Francis online at: https://myusf.stfrancis.edu/portal/apply

Admission Requirements for University of Saint Francis

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Saint Francis?

52% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Saint Francis is 52%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 56%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to University of Saint Francis submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 630. Math scores were between 540 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of St Francis  ( 490 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of St Francis  ( 540 to 610 )
200
800
University of Saint Francis received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of St Francis  ( 20 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of St Francis  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of St Francis  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of St Francis?

$32,172 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
4.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Saint Francis is $32,172. 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 University of Saint Francis, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,723 a year. That adds up to $26,892 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Saint Francis is 4.2%. 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.

University of St Francis Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,362 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,629 undergraduate students at University of Saint Francis, with 1,362 being full-time and 267 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Saint Francis

There are also 2,298 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,362 full-time undergraduates at University of Saint Francis, 36% are male and 64% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Saint Francis

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Saint Francis Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 36
Black or African American 137
Hispanic or Latino 284
White 789
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 66

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at University of St Francis. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at University of Saint Francis. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at University of St Francis

1,718 Took All Classes Online
2,483 Took At Least One Class Online
1.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at University of Saint Francis. In 2017-2018, 2,483 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 21st most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of University of Saint Francis

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of St Francis was 1.7%. This is the #1,922 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Saint Francis regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Saint Francis majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 5%
Curriculum & Instruction 28%
Education 17%
Educational Administration 2%
Finance & Financial Management 44%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Saint Francis ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Saint Francis.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #33
Finance & Financial Management #67
Social Work #69
Instructional Media Design #116
Curriculum & Instruction #122
Human Resource Management #124
General Business/Commerce #161
Teacher Education Subject Specific #180
Public Administration & Social Service #190
Educational Administration #229
Accounting #254
Health & Medical Administrative Services #297
Nursing #429

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%.

University of St Francis Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 102 17 85 9 213
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 176 0 176
Health & Medical Administrative Services 59 0 75 0 134
Educational Administration 0 0 36 52 88
Business Administration & Management 2 0 63 0 65
Allied Health Professions 19 0 39 0 58
Social Work 20 2 35 0 57
Human Resource Management 16 1 14 0 31
General Biology 22 0 0 0 22
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 16 0 4 0 20
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 0 0 0 17
Finance & Financial Management 14 2 0 0 16
Recreation Administration 14 0 0 0 14
Marketing 13 0 0 0 13
Accounting 12 0 0 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 10 0 12
General Psychology 12 0 0 0 12
General Visual & Performing Arts 11 0 0 0 11
Music 7 0 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Special Education 6 0 0 0 6
Teaching English or French 0 6 0 0 6
Criminal Justice & Corrections 6 0 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 5 0 0 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 4 0 0 0 4
General English Literature 4 0 0 0 4
Mental & Social Health Services 4 0 0 0 4
History 4 0 0 0 4
Liberal Arts General Studies 4 0 0 0 4
International Business 3 0 0 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Information Systems 2 0 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 2 0 0 0 2
Mathematics 2 0 0 0 2
General Business/Commerce 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Science 1 0 0 0 1
Information Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Natural Resources Conservation 1 0 0 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 415 29 537 61 1,042

References

*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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