#28 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Saint Francis University

Loretto, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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Location Loretto, Pennsylvania
Online francis.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Francis University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Loretto, Pennsylvania, Saint Francis University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,748 prospective students applied, and 1,303 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 401 enrolled in the school.  1,754 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 857 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $36,970 plus fees of $1,200. Saint Francis University is ranked 418 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Saint Francis University is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1030/1250
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.57
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 30, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Saint Francis University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,200
Room and Board $12,948
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$56,118

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
64% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Francis University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Health Professions 28%
Biology 7%
Education 7%
Psychology 5%

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