Founded in 1860, Quincy University is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university committed to a thoughtful, hands-on liberal arts education rooted in the Franciscan values of servant leadership.

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Due to the cancellation of SAT and ACT test administrations around the world, Quincy University has become test optional for students who are unable to take a standardized test due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Students who cannot complete an SAT or ACT test will be considered for admission and for academic scholarships at Quincy University.  You will not be disadvantaged in any way if you do not have a SAT or ACT score.

Quincy University is committed to helping prospective students and their families any way we can during this time of global uncertainty. We hope this action eliminates some of the stress you are feeling about the college search process.

The Admissions staff also recognizes that, with high school closures, you may have difficulty having a transcript sent to our office.  If this is the case for you, please feel free to send unofficial copies or a screenshot of your high school transcript/cumulative GPA for review. In addition, students will send a 500-word writing sample using a Quincy University-provided prompt.

Find QU's application deadlines here


Transfer students must submit the following with their application:

- Personal Statement 

- Official college transcripts from each college/university attended

- High School transcripts required if student does not have an Associates Degree or has less than 60 transferable credit hours

Additional Information

Find scholarship information, as well as cost of tuition here

Visit us

Schedule a visit with an Admissions Counselor to learn more about Quincy University and get all your questions answered!

Virtual meetings can be scheduled between 9am and 3pm on the hour Monday through Friday, as well as between 9am and 12pm on the hour on Saturday.

On-campus visits may include a campus tour, meeting with your Admissions Counselor and Student Financial Services staff, visiting with professors, current students, or coaches, and sitting in on a class. Personal visits may be scheduled for 10am, 12pm, or 2pm.

Two business days notice required for all visits. Students will receive a $500 renewable Discovery Scholarship for visiting (virtual or on-campus) before April 15th. 

Sign up for our visit opportunities here

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School location

1800 College Ave
Quincy, IL 62301-2699, United States of America

Phone number

(217) 228-5215