Established in 1890, the University of Saint Francis (USF) is a Private Catholic University providing students with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. It has been known for bringing forth some of the best leaders, entrepreneurs, and doctors, by helping students specialize in their field of interest and other professional studies courses.
The total enrollment of the university for fall 2019 is 2,249 with international students coming from 9 countries. A total of 77-degree programs are offered at the university in the field of arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and business.
Located in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the college follows an ideology of imparting a career-oriented curriculum. With more than 70 years of excellence, the University of Saint Francis was initially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Open Pathway. The university lays great emphasis on its Academics, Atmosphere, and Affordability towards it. Not just this the Hometown of USF along with its faculty makes it a life-changing experience for the students.
|Location||Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA|
|Total Number of Academic Programs||UG 45; Associate Degrees 15; PG 17|
|Cost of Attendance||18,000 USD|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||97%|
|Test Scores Accepted||SAT/ACT|
|The student to faculty Ratio||11:1|
|Percentage of International Students||15%|
|Mode of Program||Part-Time and Full Time|
Ranked 66th in Best Regional Universities Midwest by the US News in 2020.
Ranked 42nd in Best Colleges for Veterans by the US News in 2020.
Ranked 42nd in Best Value Schools by the US News in 2020.
Ranked 96th in Safest College Campuses in America by Niche in 2020.
USF offers admissions in more than 70 academic programs to its incoming students. With a wide array of affordable programs, the university helps its students to meet their educational and career goals. The programs that the college offers include - majors, minors, bachelor’s, and graduate programs. Some of the most sought after courses include - Accountancy, Clinical Lab Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Healthcare Administration, Illustration, Media and Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts. The university imparts education through its four professional schools:
Located in the historic town of Fort Wayne, Indiana the university has been designed and built with colorful and contemporary campuses for both living and learning. Starting off with a welcoming community, the college campus is renowned for its adaptive measures to meet the particular needs of students who learn differently. With the latest learning technologies, space, and lighting, the classrooms at the Nebraska Wesleyan University provide an evolving learning environment for international students wanting to study in the USA. Not leaving the residential buildings behind, the on-campus living complexes have lively backdrops for a host of fun and interesting pursuits. The 400 events organized by 40 clubs and organizations for the 2300 students studying USF is known for providing students with an artistic foundation for living their dream.
Students who are enrolled in the full-time undergraduate program at the university are required to reside on-campus for two academic years. The four resident halls for the students at the university are:
All the halls are provided with facilities such as- bunk-style rooms, individual wardrobes, a desk, and TempurPedic mattresses. There are group showers and restrooms made available on each floor. Wi-Fi and Laundry services are free to all students paying Room and Board charges.USF offers these halls in Traditional Style, Suite Style, and even Apartments. There is a separate housing policy for each of the accommodations.
International students who want to seek admissions into the diverse programs at the university should go through the below-mentioned admission process for undergraduate and graduate programs.
How to Apply: International students wanting to seek admissions into the University of Saint Francis through USF Application or Common Application form. International Students can apply to the university through any of these two online application portals.
Application Fee: The USF Application is free of cost.
Application Deadline: International students should start applying to the university eight to twelve months prior to the enrollment session.
Admission Requirements :
How to Apply: International Students can apply to the university through the USF Form.
Application Fee: The university charges no application fee.
Application Deadline: The application deadline for graduate students is mentioned below. The completed application form along with the official records should be sent by:
The cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate programs is mentioned below. International students while estimating the budget to study in the USA should keep in mind that the exact cost of living will vary depending on the meal plan, residence and the program one is opting for. The program tuition fee for graduate programs may vary.
|Undergraduate Tuition||31,480 USD|
|Graduate Tuition||17,750 USD|
|Technology Fee||630 USD|
The University of Saint Francis offers its international students scholarships to study in the USA. These scholarships are based on the student’s high school GPA and SAT and ACT scores.
|Scholarship||Amount Awarded||Minimum Required GPA||Composite SAT/ACT|
|Dean’s Scholarship||16,000||3.0-3.39||< 960/18|
|Achievement Scholarship||15,000||< 2.99||< 960/18|
The University of Saint Francis maintains a very cordial relationship between the school and its graduates. An Alumni Office is set up which aids the Alumni Association to unite all the folks for spiritual fellowship and even promoting projects. Pass outs can also submit class notes and love connections. Some of the distinguished alumni of the university are Tom Henry (American businessman and politician), Martha Shugart (Member of the Democratic Party), and Steve Yoder (American basketball coach). Also, the university regularly publishes alumni newsletters.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$30,380 / Year|
|University of Saint Francis Enrollment||2802|
|Average Graduation Rate||53.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$30,380 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$28,050 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,010 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,500 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$7,480 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,000 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Medicine Programs||Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Programs||American Occupational Therapy Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
I chose this university because it's particularly very close to my home and it is also where my father attended. When I first toured the campus, I really loved how small the campus is overall, it is very easy to find all of my classes.
I think that the course curriculum is pretty great. I feel that I am becoming very well prepared for my future career through my classes. Even the general education classes offer some great information that will be beneficial.
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