Saint Francis University


Location: Loretto, Pennsylvania
Closest major city: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Most popular majors: Health Sciences, Business, Education


Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University is a Catholic, coeducational liberal arts University sponsored by the Franciscans of the Third Order Regular. As a liberal arts institution, it is committed to transmitting the knowledge, culture, and values of the past, not as historical curiosities, but as vital factors in facing the realities of life in the 21st century.

The University strives to confront students with the full force of the diverse developments taking place in all aspects of modern life, to draw on the experiences of their predecessors and to help students chart a realistic course for the future — their own and that of society. The University places particular emphasis on developing individuals who will lead or serve with character and values in their chosen professions and communities.


– Undergraduate: International Academic Scholarships range up to $10,000

Institution type: Private, Catholic
Founded: 1847

Student population: 2,200
# international students: 55
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1

Standardized tests: TOEFL iBT 70/IELTS 6.0

Ranking & Accreditation: Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (one of eight regional accrediting associations in the United States), U.S. News & World Report – listed as a ‘Top 15 Best Value’ institution, Templeton Foundation has recognized Saint Francis University as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Character Building institutions.”

Tuition & Living cost:
– Undergraduate: $25,484
– Graduate: $25,484
– Living cost: 9,006

Housing options: On campus

Enrollment deadline: June 1st

Saint Francis University



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