Fontbonne University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Clayton, Missouri
Clayton, Missouri. Millbrooky / Wikimedia Commons

Fontbonne University Admissions Overview:

Fontbonne University's 90% acceptance rate makes the school appear like it has nearly open admissions, but the reality is that the applicant pool tends to be self-selecting and relatively strong. Admitted students typically have grades in the "B" range or better, and SAT or ACT scores that are at least a little above average. Fontbonne accepts both the ACT and SAT (most students tend to submit ACT scores in Missouri).

To apply, students should submit an online application, high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation. Additionally, a personal statement (it doesn't have to be an essay; it could be a video, letter, or something else creative) is required. Check out the school's website for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

Fontbonne University Description:

Established in 1923, Fontbonne University is a private, Catholic liberal arts university sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Located in Clayton, Missouri, the suburban campus is just a few miles from the heart of St. Louis and minutes from Forest Park, the home of several popular educational and cultural institutions.

The university has a healthy student / faculty ratio of 11 to 1, and the school takes pride in the support it provides its students. As far as academics, Fontbonne offers 42 majors and 35 minors for undergraduate students as well as 17 graduate programs. Many programs are designed to accommodate adult students.

The most common undergraduate areas of study include business administration, communication studies and special education; popular among graduate students are the master of business administration and master of arts in education programs. Student life is active, and students can choose from nearly 40 academic and social clubs and organizations. The Fontbonne Griffins compete in the NCAA Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,526 (968 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,610
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,191
  • Other Expenses: $4,796
  • Total Cost: $39,597

Fontbonne University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,833
    • Loans: $7,665

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Corporate Communication, Psychology, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Sports Management

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country, Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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