University of St. Francis

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world rank  2771

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University Overview

Founded in 1920, University of St. Francis is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Joliet (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of St. Francis (USF) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. University of St. Francis (USF) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 100 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USF also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym USF
Founded 1920
Motto Primo Unctio et Postea Speculatio
Holiness First and Then Learning
Colours Brown and gold

University Location

Address 500 N Wilcox Street
Joliet
60435-6188 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (815) 740 3400
Fax +1 (815) 740 4285

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 500 Wilcox Street
Joliet 60435
(815) 740 5037
800 735 7500

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Franciscan - www.jolietfranciscans.org

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Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of St. Francis's Library
University of St Francis's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 95,001 physical volumes, 4,277 physical media, 24,043 digital/electronic medium and 113 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of St. Francis provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 445 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Illinois Certification Board (ICB)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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