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Colleges / Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Franciscan, Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Franciscan?

Franciscan University of Steubenville does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Franciscan?

Getting into Franciscan is moderately difficult. Franciscan evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Franciscan accepted 71% of all applicants., around 1,445 of the 2,043 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Franciscan, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Franciscan?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Franciscan

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Very Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Franciscan Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Franciscan must submit the following items. Double check with Franciscan's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.4
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Franciscan?

Students admitted to Franciscan have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 12% submitted a class rank. At Franciscan 38% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 74% were in the top 25% and 93% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Franciscan University of Steubenville, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 12%

Franciscan does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2020, 49% of Franciscan's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Franciscan?

To be competitive with other Franciscan applicants, you should strive to earn between 1100 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Franciscan 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Franciscan students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Franciscan students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Franciscan?

To be most competitive at Franciscan, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Franciscan's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Franciscan students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Franciscan University of Steubenville

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Franciscan.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Franciscan during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Franciscan Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Franciscan?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Franciscan.

Does Franciscan accept transfer credits?

Franciscan accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Franciscan accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Franciscan accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Franciscan accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Franciscan?

Franciscan. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Franciscan Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

71%

How hard is it to get into Franciscan? Franciscan is a somewhat selective institution. The Franciscan acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.

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Franciscan Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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Franciscan SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1300

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Math SAT Range

520 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

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Franciscan GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.78

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Franciscan, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.78. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,039

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$30,180

Out-of-State

$30,180

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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