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Colleges / University of St. Francis

University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%

About University of St. Francis

Currently celebrating 100 years of excellence in higher education, the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois is a welcoming community of learners that's inspired by Franciscan, Catholic values. Nearly 4,000 students of varying ages and backgrounds study on campus or online. They come to USF from all kinds of places, for all kinds of reasons, which makes for a rich and stimulating learning environment. USF offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 50,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

University of St. Francis is a private, religious university in the suburb of Joliet, Illinois. University of St. Francis was founded in 1920. The university currently enrolls around 3,426 students per year, including 1,572 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of St. Francis

It is moderately difficult to get into University of St. Francis. Around 68% of applicants get into University of St. Francis each year. In 2022, 1,574 students applied to University of St. Francis and 1,074 were admitted.

University of St. Francis Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 45%

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University of St. Francis is located in the town of Joliet, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago.

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University of St. Francis Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of St. Francis is Aug 1.

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University of St. Francis SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1170


Math SAT Range

450 - 590


Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

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Wondering what life at University of St. Francis is like? There are approximately 3,426 students enrolled at University of St. Francis, including 1,572 undergraduate students and 1,854 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from IL and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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