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Colleges / Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About Franciscan

Franciscan University of Steubenville Overview

Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private, religious school in the suburban setting of Steubenville, Ohio. Franciscan was founded in 1946 and the school enrolls around 3,039 students a year, which includes 2,242 undergrads. Franciscan offers on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Franciscan

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Franciscan's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Franciscan students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Franciscan does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Franciscan has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Franciscan on the Student Life page.

2022 Franciscan Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 49%
Tuition $30,620
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,812

Is Franciscan a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Franciscan offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,043 students applied to Franciscan and 1,445 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Franciscan

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 88% of students who start at Franciscan come back the next year. 77% of Franciscan undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Franciscan Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Franciscan by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Franciscan directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Franciscan University of Steubenville's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Franciscan University of Steubenville's endowment was $54.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $8,194 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Franciscan

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Franciscan meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Franciscan full-time are awarded $20,812 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $26,579 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Franciscan.

Based on this information, does Franciscan seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Franciscan a good school for you?

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Where is Franciscan University of Steubenville Located?

Franciscan is located in the suburban setting of Steubenville, Ohio, in the suburbs of Pittsburg and PA.

If you would like to see Franciscan for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 22 to Steubenville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pittsburgh International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Franciscan and Steubenville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1235 University Boulevard Steubenville, OH 43952-1763

Campus Setting: Suburban

Franciscan Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Franciscan is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Franciscan is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Franciscan ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Franciscan SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1300


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Franciscan Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Franciscan is like? There are approximately 3,039 students enrolled at Franciscan, including 2,242 undergraduate students and 797 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from OH and 78% percent of students are from other states.


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