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Quincy University

Quincy, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

About Quincy University

Quincy University Overview

Quincy University is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Quincy, Illinois. Quincy University was founded in 1860 and the school enrolls around 1,168 students a year, including 1,052 undergraduates. Quincy University ensures housing for up to 875 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Quincy University by April 15.

Student Involvement at Quincy University

Interested in music or performing? At Quincy University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Quincy University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Quincy University has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Quincy University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 87%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
Tuition $31,940
Percent of Need Met 72.66%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $26,311

Is Quincy University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Quincy University offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Quincy University

Quincy University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Quincy University is 60%. Out of 1,480 applications received in 2022, 885 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Quincy University

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.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Quincy University, around 69% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Quincy Universityhas a six year graduation rate of 42 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Quincy University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 91% of graduates from Quincy University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

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

Quincy University'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 Quincy University's endowment was $21.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Quincy University spends about $6,734 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Quincy University

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.

Quincy University meets 72.66% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $26,311 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $21,009 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.

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

Some financial 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 Quincy University.

Based on this information, is Quincy University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Quincy University a good school for you?

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Where is Quincy University?

Quincy University is located in the small town setting of Quincy, Illinois.

If you are interested in seeing Quincy University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 72 to Quincy, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baldwin Field.

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

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College Info

1800 College Avenue Quincy, IL 62301-2699

Campus Setting: Small Town

Quincy University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Quincy University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

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Quincy University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1060 - 1240


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 610

Quincy University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Quincy University is like? There are approximately 1,168 students enrolled at Quincy University, including 1,052 undergraduate students and 116 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from IL and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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