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Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA 4-Year Private

About Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University is a private, religous school located in the rural setting of Loretto, PA

Founded in 1847, the institution currently enrolls around 2,835 students a year, including 2,345 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Saint Francis University's endowment was valued at $50,298,794 in 2021.

Admissions Facts About Saint Francis University

Acceptance rate: 77%

Average GPA: 3.67

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1120

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Saint Francis University Acceptance Rate

Saint Francis University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 77 percent of all applicants are admitted to Saint Francis University each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.67 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Saint Francis University is 1120. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Saint Francis University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Saint Francis University, around 90 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 389 students who started at Saint Francis University as first-time freshman, 268 graduate within four years.

Saint Francis University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 76 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

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. Within six months of graduating, 70 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $55,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $33,362 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Saint Francis University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Saint Francis University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

117 Evergreen Drive PO Box 600 Loretto, PA 15940-0600

Campus Setting: Rural

Saint Francis University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Francis University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Francis University is Continuous processing.

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

Saint Francis University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Saint Francis University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Saint Francis University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Saint Francis University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1250

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Math SAT Range

510 - 620

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 630

Saint Francis University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$53,850

In State

$53,850

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$38,078
$38,078
Fees
$1,300
$1,300
Housing
$12,472
$12,472
Books
$2,000
$2,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Saint Francis University is like? There are approximately 2,619 students enrolled at Saint Francis University, including 2,111 undergraduate students and 508 graduate students. 70% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from PA and 24% percent of students are from other states.

70%

Full Time

30%

Part Time

76%

In State

24%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,619

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$39,378

Out-of-State

$39,378

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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