Resources › For Students and Parents Saint Francis University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Saint Francis University Student Center. Darthgriz98 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated November 07, 2017 Saint Francis University Admissions Overview: Saint Francis University, with an acceptance rate of 67%, admits the large majority of applicants each year. If you have solid grades and test scores within or above the averages listed below, you are on track for admission to the school. Those interested in applying to Saint Francis will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. For more about the requirements and guidelines for applying, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office. Admissions Data (2016): Saint Francis University Acceptance Rate: 67%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 570SAT Math: 480 / 590What these SAT numbers meanNortheast Conference SAT score comparisonACT Composite: 20 / 27ACT English: 19 / 26ACT Math: 19 / 26What these ACT numbers meanNortheast Conference ACT score comparison Saint Francis University Description: Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University is a private Catholic (Franciscan) university located in the small town of Loretto, Pennsylvania. From the 600-acre mountaintop campus, Altoona is about half an hour to the east, and Pittsburgh is a little under two hours to the west. The university has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of about 23. The most popular areas of study are in business, education, and health. For its student profile, Saint Francis University has a strong retention and six-year graduation rate. On the athletic front, the Saint Francis Red Flash compete in the NCAA Division I Northeast Conference. The school fields 21 Division teams. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,742 (2,120 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female73% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $33,344Books: $2,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,000Other Expenses: $3,000Total Cost: $49,344 Saint Francis University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 94%Loans: 69%Average Amount of AidGrants: $20,996Loans: $9,257 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Elementary Education, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Sciences Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%6-Year Graduation Rate: 67% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballWomen's Sports: Bowling, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Saint Francis University, You May Also Like These Schools: Seton Hill University: Profile Gannon University: Profile Duquesne University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLock Haven University: Profile Misericordia University: Profile DeSales University: Profile Temple University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphJuniata College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDrexel University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAlvernia University: Profile University of Pittsburgh: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Saint Francis University Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at https://www.francis.edu/Mission-and-Values/ "A Mind for Excellence: Saint Francis University offers higher education in an environment guided by Catholic values and teachings, and inspired by the example of our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi. The oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the United States, Saint Francis University is an inclusive learning community that welcomes all people."