Saint Francis University is a Catholic-Franciscan college which was founded in the year 1847 in Loretto, Pennsylvania. The University has an acceptance rate of 75% with a good retention and graduation rate. The average graduation rate of the university is 70.3% and first-year retention rate is 85%. The student faculty ratio of the University is 14:1. There are a total of 2,289 students enrolled; 1,726 undergraduates and 563 graduate students.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1847|
The Saint Francis University is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania and has a campus size of 600 acres.
The university has 10 residence halls and 11 apartment-style structures. The university does not provide on-campus housing options for Graduate Students. Some of them are as follows:
|Room Type (Per Semester)||Amount|
|Single||$4,056 - $5,316|
|Double||$3,074 - $3,458|
|Triple||$2,758 - $3,050|
|Suites||$3,924 - $4,384|
|Meal Plan Fees||Plan||Per Semester|
|Unlimited||No meal equivalency||$3,468|
Saint Francis University offers programs for more than 50 undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree options. Some popular majors at Saint Francis University are Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy/Therapist, Registered Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, etc.
The University offers adult degree programs and continuing studies that are flexible according to the needs of the student. This can be studied in-person and online options.
International students who want to seek admissions at Saint Francis University can follow the below-mentioned application process:
Application portal: Students can apply via the Common Application; or online portal of the university.
Application Fee: $30
The university does not have any deadlines as there are rolling admissions. Students can apply for Fall or Spring semester.
English Proficiency Requirements:
In case the student does not meet the requirements but has a good academic record, that student may be enrolled in the English Program provided by the University to gain proficiency in the language. This requires a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, 2 professional letters of recommendation, a copy of instructional I or Instructional II through PDE and transcripts of courses completed.
The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study in the USA is mentioned-below:
|Expenses||Amount (UG)||Amount (PG)|
|Tuition||$38, 078||$625 - $1142 (per credit)|
|Room & Board||$6,148||$6,148|
|Books and Supplies||$2,000||$2,000|
|Student Health Insurance estimate||$1,769|
|Technology Fee||$325 (per semester)|
Saint Francis offers merit-based scholarships to international students to afford study in the USA which are based on the academic excellence of the student. Students must have a complete application submitted before March 1. A complete application is automatically considered for scholarship.
Apart from these, there are other scholarships such as Transfer Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships, Outside Scholarships.
Some of the notable alumni of the university are mentioned below:
The Saint Francis University Career Services staff helps the students with career testing, counseling, resume and cover letters, mock interviews, interviewing tips, jobs and internship search assistance, professional development, and graduate and professional school advising.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$35,210 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Saint Francis University Enrollment||3745|
|Average Graduation Rate||55.7%|
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||$35,210 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$2,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$11,928 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,000 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,100 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$6,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$7,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$7,100 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Physiotherapy Programs||American Physical Therapy Association|
|Programs||American Occupational Therapy Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary