University of St Francis Nursing Programs
Located in Joliet, Illinois, University of St Francis is a private not-for-profit institution. The suburban atmosphere of Joliet makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
University of St Francis Rankings
University of Saint Francis is ranked #194 out of 1,672 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 66 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #4.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
University of Saint Francis has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Saint Francis.
Where Is University of St Francis?
Contact details for University of Saint Francis are given below.
|Address:||500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, IL 60435-6188|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Saint Francis?
Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.
Average Test Scores
About 76% 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 480 and 590. Math scores were between 490 and 590.
Can I Afford University of St Francis?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Saint Francis, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $6,050 a year. That adds up to $24,200 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at University of Saint Francis is 3.3%. 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
There are also 1,902 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,365 full-time undergraduates at University of Saint Francis, 33% are male and 67% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of St Francis students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||119|
|Hispanic or Latino||335|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Saint Francis has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 12th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
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 4.9%. This is the #516 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at University of Saint Francis regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Saint Francis ranks compared to all other mostly 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|
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||#18|
|Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing||#18|
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 Nursing Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||0|
|Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing||0|
*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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