Franciscan University of Steubenville Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Portiuncula Chapel at Franciscan University of Steubenville
Portiuncula Chapel at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Robert Pernett / Flickr

Franciscan University Admissions Overview:

79% of applicants were accepted to Franciscan University in 2015, making it a largely accessible school. Applicants with good grades and test scores have a good shot of being admitted, especially those with a varied academic background and work/volunteer experience. To apply, students should submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT.

 

Admissions Data (2015):

Franciscan University Description:

Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private Catholic university located in Eastern Ohio along the Ohio River. Pittsburgh is about 30 miles to the east. The university takes its Catholic identity seriously and describes the campus environment as "pro-life, pro-family, and pro-Catholic." The university offers 5 associate, 36 bachelor, and 7 master degree programs. At the bachelor's level, the most popular majors span professional fields (nursing, education, business), the humanities (English, philosophy) and religious fields (theology, catechetics). Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the university has a roughly equal number of full-time and part-time faculty.

Within a year of graduation, over 90% of students successfully move on to employment, graduate school, or religious life. The university has a range of student groups and organization including a unique residential model centered around "faith households" -- small same-sex groups of peers who support each other in their efforts to grow in mind, body and spirit.

Athletics are popular at Franciscan University, and the Barons compete in the NCAA Division III Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. The school fields six men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,716 (2,103 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,680
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,300
  • Other Expenses: $1,760
  • Total Cost: $36,940

Franciscan University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,794
    • Loans: $7,341

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Catechetics, Elementary Eduction, English, History, Mental Health and Human Services, Nursing, Philosophy, Theology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 87%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 70%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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