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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.

$32,337 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
60% Acceptance Rate

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Best Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
#10 Most Popular Online Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Where Is University of St Francis?

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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
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 neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

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

60% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
76% Submit SAT Scores
University of Saint Francis has an acceptance rate of 60%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of St Francis  ( 480 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of St Francis  ( 490 to 590 )
200
800
University of Saint Francis received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of St Francis  ( 19 to 26 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of St Francis  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of St Francis  ( 21 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford University of St Francis?

$32,337 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Saint Francis is $32,337. 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

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

1,365 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,627 undergraduate students at University of Saint Francis, with 1,365 being full-time and 262 being part-time.

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There are also 1,902 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,365 full-time undergraduates at University of Saint Francis, 33% are male and 67% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 119
Hispanic or Latino 335
White 745
International Students 50
Other Races/Ethnicities 67

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

1,858 Took All Classes Online
3,139 Took At Least One Class Online
4.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at University of Saint Francis. In 2019-2020, 3,139 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 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
Nursing Administration #62
Nursing Practice #66
Registered Nursing #196
Nursing #278

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.

Major TOTAL
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nursing Administration 0
Nursing Practice 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0
Registered Nursing 0
TOTAL 0

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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