Resources › For Students and Parents University of St. Francis Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of St. Francis. Smallbones / 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 August 07, 2017 University of St. Francis Description: The University of St. Francis is a private, Catholic university affiliated with the Order of Saint Francis. The 24-acre main campus is located 35 miles southwest of Chicago in downtown Joliet, Illinois, within the city’s Cathedral Areas Preservation District. USF also has two small branch campuses in other areas of Joliet and a larger satellite campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico that houses its physician assistant and nurse practitioner masters programs. The university has a low student faculty ratio of 12 to 1. Among its four campuses, USF offers 43 undergraduate majors, with strong programs in biology, elementary education, health care administration and nursing. The graduate school offers 15 master’s degree programs in several disciplines of education, business, social work and health care. Outside of class, students are active in more than 50 clubs, organizations and honor societies. The USF Fighting Saints compete in the NAIA Division I Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Admissions Data (2016): University of St. Francis Acceptance Rate: 49%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 440 / 530SAT Math: 470 / 580SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 20 / 26ACT English: 20 / 25ACT Math: 19 / 25What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,864 (1,620 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female82% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $30,840Books: $800 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,084Other Expenses: $3,000Total Cost: $43,724 University of St. Francis Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 76%Average Amount of AidGrants: $21,193Loans: $6,601 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Elementary Education, Health Care Leadership (adult degree completion program), Mass Communication, Nursing, Organizational Leadership (adult degree completion program), Psychology Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%6-Year Graduation Rate: 63% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Track and Field, Baseball, Bowling, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Golf, Bowling, Basketball, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of St. Francis, You May Also Like These Schools: Illinois State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBradley University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIllinois Wesleyan University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSaint Ambrose University: Profile SIU Edwardsville: Profile Indiana University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphElmhurst College: Profile Millikin University: Profile DePaul University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphLewis University: Profile Dominican University: Profile University of Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of St. Francis Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.stfrancis.edu/about/#.UMaufHeQP84 "As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and char-ism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership."