Saint Francis University

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Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University is a Catholic, coeducational liberal arts University sponsored by the Franciscans of the Third Order Regular. Saint Francis University's 600-acre campus sits atop a gorgeous mountaintop in Loretto, Pa (near Pittsburgh). Our University is an inclusive learning community that welcomes all people. We are each unique, yet we share a common bond: a desire to be a better person tomorrow than we are today. The institution combines these values with a strong academic rigor in many high-demand and accelerated academic programs. Saint Francis University excels at offering students the ability to combine their academic pursuits with co-curricular and transformational experiences (study abroad, research, leadership development, faith development).

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science

Student experience

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

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Saint Francis University operates on a rolling admission basis for first-year and transfer students except for the majors of Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy (November 15 deadline). First year students must submit official high school transcripts as well as standardized test scores. Transfer students (students who attended another college full-time) must submit official high school and college transcripts, a college clearance form and standardized tests (unless they have graduated from high school 5 years or more).

Transfer

Transfer students (students who attended another college full-time) must submit official high school and college transcripts, a college clearance form and standardized tests (unless they have graduated from high school 5 years or more). A transfer evaluation will be provided to applicants detailing all course equivalencies.

Additional Information

A Saint Francis University experience includes top-notch programs, full-time faculty dedicated to student success, and bonuses such as study abroad - all with a history of demonstrated outcomes. Your family’s investment in a Saint Francis education will continue to return value long after graduation day.
98% of incoming students receive scholarships or grants to SFU.  Need-based and talent based scholarships are available to all students at www.francis.edu/Financial-Aid/

Visit us

A campus visit is the most important step in the college search process. Visit www.francis.edu/visit-us/ to see all the campus visit opportunities that students may choose. It is recommended that students tour campus, meet with a faculty member and speak with an admissions and financial aid counselor.

Saint Francis University is a place where students will be supported so that they can become the person they were always meant to be intellectually, socially, spiritually, and professionally.

Bobby Anderson, Associate Dean of Admissions, Admissions
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

169 Lakeview Drive
Loretto, PA 15940, United States of America

Phone number

8144723386

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic