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UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS - [USF], JOLIET, ILLINOIS

Joliet, IllinoisLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1920Established Year
  4166Enrollment

University of St Francis: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in Joliet, Illinois, the University of St Francis is a private university affiliated to the Roman Catholic Church. This renowned organization of the US Education System enrolls nearly 4,000 students, nearly 40% of which is composed of candidates of different ethnicities and cultures from across the globe.

The institute provides 60 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs available across its 4 colleges which also includes various doctoral-level and certificate courses. It is a gender-sensitive organization that guarantees no discrimination among its stduents and thus has a female to male percentage of 67 and 33.

Admissions at University of St Francis are available on a rolling basis round the year and does not require any application fee from its applicants. This ensures equal chance at admission for all the aspirants looking to study in the USA. The university falls under the category of moderately selective institutes in the country and observes an acceptance rate of over 50%.

Rankings

The institute has been ranked by various organizations and surveys at the following positions:

  • #44 in Best Colleges for Sports Management in America-2020 by niche.com
  • #52 in Best Catholic Colleges in America-2020 by niche.com
  • #85 in Best Colleges for Nursing in America-2020 by niche.com

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingSuburban
UG Application PortalThe Common Application | Official Website
Annual EndowmentUSD 18.5 million
Student Retention Rate80%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity455
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as grants, awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk815-740-3385;
admissions@stfrancis.edu

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • Located in Joliet, in suburban Chicago, the institute's main campus strives to make college life pleasurable and memorable for its students. The city is safe with a number of parks, shopping places, restaurants etc.
  • Students can access the academic resource center, the university library, the counseling and wellness center, the campus bookstore, Terrace Cafe, Three Oaks Bistro and much more.
  • Apart from the main campus, 2 more campuses are located in Joliet, Illinois and third in New Mexico.
  • The Student Life Office at the institute oversees the various student organizations, clubs, music ensembles, Greek life and honor societies. The Student Government Association (SGA) is in charge of all the other student societies.
  • Some of the events organized at the university include University Singers and USF Band Concert, Electronic Music Ensemble Concert, Guitar Ensemble Concert etc.

Housing Facilities/Residence

  • The University offers 3 residence options to students, namely, Marian Hall, Tower Hall and Motherhouse.
  • Types of accommodation include single occupancy/ double occupancy/ triple occupancy, suite-style and apartment-style housing.
  • Each student is provided with a twin bed, a dresser, desk and chair and a wardrobe in their rooms.
  • The halls are equipped with Wi-Fi services, kitchen facilities, the Abbey, mailboxes, game rooms, flat-screen TVs, laundry services and much more
  • The Academic Centre for Enrichment provides assistance to students with documented disabilities in seeking accommodation and other services.

Courses

  • The university offers a plethora of courses for international students including bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in its four colleges namely College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business & Health Administration, College of Education and the Leach College of Nursing.
  • It provides 60 undergraduate, 13 graduate and various doctoral-level programs to its aspirants.
  • Health Professions, Business-Management-Marketing etc and Visual & Performing Arts are the three most popularly pursued programs at .
  • Besides the regular academic programs, the university also offers adult learning programs, certificate programs, online programs, leadership programs and corporate partnership education programs.
  • It also provides online as well as on-campus MBA degree programs. Degree specializations include HRM, Finance, Management etc.

University of St Francis Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal: MyUSF Application. The institute also accepts Common Applications

Application Fee: None

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • Average SAT Scores: 1110 (Math: 570; Reading Writing: 540) or equivalent
  • Average GPA of 3.47
  • GMAT/GRE scores for graduate applicants
  • English language proficiency scores like TOEFL-iBT Score: 79; IELTS: 6.0; Pearson: 54 or equivalent
  • Valid passport
  • Bank statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume

University of St Francis Cost of Attendance

All the aspirants looking to enroll at the institute in the upcoming session can take the aid of the estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US that is tabulated below.

Type of ExpenseCost for undergraduate students (USD)Cost for Graduate students (USD)
Tuition & Fees31,420Psychology & Related Disciplines: 540 USD/ semester hour; Family Nurse Practitioner: 720 USD/ semester hour;
Studio Art: 670 USD/ semester hour
Semester Fees4809-11 hours: 200 USD; 12 hours or more: 240 USD
Technology Fees650305 USD
Room (Double Occupancy) & Board10,49010,490
Books and Supplies800800
Meals5,0005,000
Personal Expenses3,0003,000
Transportation2,0002,000

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The university offers a number of merit scholarships for international students to study in the USA including institutional scholarships, endowed scholarships, external scholarships etc. The Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to students in finding suitable financial aid options.

  • The Pay it Scholarship offers one full-tuition scholarship and two half-tuition scholarships to first time and transfer undergraduate students.
  • Some of the other scholarships include President’s Scholarship (19,000 USD), Trustee’s Scholarship (18,000 USD), Founder’s Scholarship (17,000 USD), Dean’s Scholarship (16,000 USD), Achievement scholarship (15,000 USD).
  • Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.99, SAT Score of 960 and an ACT score of 18 to be considered for these scholarships.

Alumni Network

  • Alumni members of the university are provided with Alumni Half- Tuition Discount, Alumni Legacy Scholarship, Subscriptions to the Alumni Publication, Career Assistance and much more.
  • Famous alumni members of the institute are Mike Feminis (American Coach), Pat McGuire (Illinois State Senator), Steve Parris (Baseball Player)

Placements

The Career Development Centre at USF offers the following career services: Career Exploration, Job Search, Resume and Interview Critique, Personalized Counselling, Help in Researching Graduate School etc.

The institute has an employment rate of about 96%, two years after graduation. The salary earned by graduates is 40,400 USD/year about 6 years after college.

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University of St Francis Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population5753
FAFSA Code003366
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$32,000 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio3 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score113510301240 6%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560490630-
Mathematics575540610-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232025 90%
English232025-
Mathematics221925-

University of St Francis Acceptance Rate

51.7%

Acceptance Rate

1560

Total Applicants

5753

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

23.3%

Male

76.7%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program51.7%
Total Applicants3434
Total Enrolled1774
Graduate
Graduate Programs51.7%
Total Applicants7702
Total Enrolled3979

University of St Francis Enrollment

Enrollment
University of St Francis Enrollment5753
Undergraduate Enrollment1774
Graduate Enrollment3979
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate60.3%

Attendance Cost

$32,000

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$32,000 / Year
Post Graduate Program$23,940 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$800 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,358 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$7,200 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,120 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,120 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,120 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Medicine ProgramsJoint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
16841357327-
+1-800-735-7500
TELEPHONE
500 Wilcox St, IL 60435
ADDRESS

NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


Bus Station

Plainfield Rd & Clement St / Douglas St0.07 Km
Plainfield Rd & Nicholson St / Taylor St0.16 Km
Plainfield Rd & Douglas St / Clement St0.25 Km
Plainfield Rd & Taylor St / Nicholson St0.26 Km
Plainfield Rd & Wilcox St / Mason Ave0.31 Km
Plainfield Rd & Mason Ave / Wilcox St0.47 Km
Plainfield Rd & Carson Ave0.48 Km
Plainfield Rd & Carson Ave0.48 Km
Center St & Division St22.83 Km
Center St & Division St22.84 Km
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Shopping Mall

Westgate Shopping Center0.53 Km
Jefferson Plaza Shopping Center1.43 Km
Joliet mall1.59 Km
Little Free Library1.73 Km
Dollar Store2.01 Km
Estetica2.03 Km
Dulces Ideas Reposteria Creativa.2.05 Km
Hilda`s Salon2.06 Km
Laundry2.12 Km
Laundy2.13 Km
El Fresno Plaza2.14 Km
Globalifeline2.18 Km
Hillcrest Shopping Center3.34 Km
Crest Hill Plaza5.03 Km
Twin Oaks5.11 Km
Crestlake Commons6.62 Km
Sunglass Hut at Macy's7.35 Km
Louis Joliet Mall7.37 Km
Sunglass Hut7.38 Km
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Pharmacy

James D. Pritz, RPh0.91 Km
Brown Co1.17 Km
Basinger's Madison Pharmacy3.13 Km
Jewel-Osco Pharmacy3.17 Km
Rhiannon S. Kustak, RPH3.17 Km
John M. Egner, RPh3.17 Km
Sam's Club Pharmacy3.23 Km
Crest Hill Animal Hospital3.5 Km
KODO CARE PHARMCY3.52 Km
Walmart Pharmacy4.05 Km
Pharmacy Walgreens5.11 Km
Basinger's Pharmacy Primary5.45 Km
Essington Pharmacy6.2 Km
Lori Bernard, RPH6.76 Km
Ashley A. Thompson, RPH6.76 Km
Gwendolyn J. Skrezyna, RPH6.76 Km
CVS Pharmacy6.78 Km
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Book Store

Books Are Fun1.88 Km
Keira Press2.44 Km
A PSYCHIC SHOP2.47 Km
ICoin, Inc.3.54 Km
The Book Market Sales And Trading Center5.04 Km
Angel's Trumpet Gifts5.89 Km
Barnes & Noble6.58 Km
Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics7.02 Km
High Tide Press / Perdido Magazine7.36 Km
JJC Bookstore7.77 Km
Lewis University Bookstore7.8 Km
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Airport

Pielet-Joliet Heliport1.93 Km
Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Heliport3.36 Km
Joliet Regional Airport-Jot6.71 Km
Chicagoland Speedway Heliport6.79 Km
Volp Medina7.03 Km
Lewis University Airport7.96 Km
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