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Colleges / Franciscan University of Steubenville

About Franciscan

Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Steubenville, OH, less than an hour from Pittsburg, PA.

Founded in 1946, Franciscan currently enrolls around 3,039 students a year, including 2,242 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2020, the total market value of the school endowment was $54,495,662. For each full-time student, Franciscan spends about $8,194.

Admissions Facts About Franciscan

Acceptance rate: 71%

Average GPA: 3.78

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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Franciscan Acceptance Rate 2020

Franciscan is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 71 percent of all applicants to Franciscan are accepted each year. Out of 2,043 applications received, 1,445 students received an admissions offer.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.78 on a 4.0 scale.

Is Franciscan a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Franciscan, around 88 percent return for their sophomore year.

Around 77 percent of students who started at Franciscan earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,579 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Franciscan sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Franciscan a good school for YOU?

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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.

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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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