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Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

About Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, and the oldest celebrating Franciscan values. Faith, generosity, respect, discovery, and joy are in our DNA, and we seek to attract students (like you) with a passion for shaping the world.

Saint Francis University's 600-acre campus in Loretto, Pennsylvania is in the heart of the great outdoors, yet the location provides an easy drive to Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, D.C., and New York City.

Saint Francis University is a private, religious university in the rural area of Loretto, Pennsylvania. Saint Francis University was founded in 1847. The university currently enrolls around 2,856 students a year, including 2,460 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Saint Francis University

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Francis University. Saint Francis University admitted 73% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,063 applications received in 2022, 1,513 students were offered admission.

Saint Francis University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 61%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Saint Francis University is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania,.

If you want to see Saint Francis University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 22 to Loretto, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County.

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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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1240


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1240 and Above


1030 to 1240


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Saint Francis University students is 1140. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saint Francis University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saint Francis University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Saint Francis University is like? There are approximately 2,856 students enrolled at Saint Francis University, including 2,460 undergraduate students and 396 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from PA and 24% percent of students are from other states.


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