Private 4 Year

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Fontbonne University overview
Location Saint Louis, Missouri
Online fontbonne.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Fontbonne University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in the suburban area of Clayton, near the vibrant city of St. Louis, Missouri, Fontbonne University is a private, Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1923. The university is noted for its picturesque campus that blends historical and modern architecture, providing a setting that reflects its rich heritage. Fontbonne University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, professional development, and a commitment to ethical decision-making. Among its academic offerings, the institution is particularly recognized for its programs in Education, Speech-Language Pathology, and Dietetics. The university maintains a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus living is supported with a variety of housing options designed to cater to the needs of its student population. Not prominently known for its athletic programs, Fontbonne University competes in NCAA Division III sports with the school's teams known as the Griffins.

In the most recent statistical year 880 prospective students applied, and 831 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 183 enrolled in the school.  762 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 182 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $27,996 plus fees of $700.












Fontbonne University is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
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ACT 17/23
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Fontbonne University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$700
Room and Board $10,856
Budget for Other Expenses$5,180
Total One Year Cost$45,732

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Fontbonne University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 48%
Education 14%
Communication 9%
Health Professions 5%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=177418 IPEDS survey data for Fontbonne University.

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