About Fontbonne University

Founded in 1923, Fontbonne University. is a Private college. Located in Missouri, which is a city setting in Missouri, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 968 full time undergraduate students, and 558 full time graduate students.

The Fontbonne University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 76 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fontbonne University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate89%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,10% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fontbonne University.

11%
“We”re apathetic”
44%
“We know about current events and vote”
44%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
11%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
78%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
11%
“We”re apathetic”
44%
“We know about current events and vote”
44%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
11%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
78%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
44%
“We only party on weekends”
11%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
78%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    19 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    22 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    30 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    33 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    33 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    33 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    33 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    32 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

Fontbonne University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Fontbonne University?

10 Students rated Fontbonne University

Jaron - 12/24/2023

It’s not a bad school it’s just very small and clustered you’ll get tired of it fast. The people aren’t bad either you just have to choose who you hang around. The sports are supportive. Some teachers are very nice and understanding some aren’t. Overall you’re there to get your degree so it isn’t all together the worst school.

Fatima - 07/22/2020

I love Fontbonne University. There are a lot of pros of a small campus. I love that the class sizes are small and that my professors are always available to help. Some even provide weekend tutoring for those of us who need extra practice. Small campuses feel safer and is a blessing in the winter or on rainy days because you are not stuck walking outside for too long. There are of course a few cons to a small campus and that is that there are not a lot of food options on campus and not a lot of clubs and activities that you can participate in, but Fontbonne University has a very small campus so it makes sense that there are not too many options. Although there are not too many food options on campus, there are a lot of fast food restaurants a few minute drive away and a Walgreens just down the street.

Chelsea - 07/03/2019

The staff and teachers are wonderful

Wynette - 03/13/2019

It is very expensive and it does not cater to the working class. When I first attended everyone was equal and now not so user friendly. The staff however on the other hand from the instructors to the office staff are the best I have come in contact with, for example I can call the business office and ask a question that is really meant for student services and they will direct me to who I need to speak with and then will give me a follow up call just to make sure I received the information that I requested.

Fontbonne University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Fontbonne University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fontbonne University is 89%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    First of all, have a great time! Enjoy every minute of the college life because, no matter how often you tell yourself that you're going to be in school forever, your really not going to be and, believe it or not, you'll miss it when its gone. Secondly, take a break every once in while. Whenever you need to, just stop and take a breath. Trying to do too much at one time is a waste of everyone's energy. You'll end up doing whatever it is you're trying to do badly and you will have forgotten to make memories and... enjoy yourself. It can't hurt anything to just breathe for a second. Finally, I would tell myself to be prepared for things not to always go my way. Its a nice thought to set goals and dreams of doing things your own way but your list of "to do's" doesn't always match up with everyone else's. So stay focused on your goals but be flexible and don't freak out if something doesn't go exactly how you planned. That's how life is. =)

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school has a very prestigious Speech and Language Pathology major and a good reputation with the graduate school in that field. Students who make it through the program and into the graduate program have their choice of a lot of different job oppurtunities after graduation. It has it's own clinic for Speech and Language disorders where students get hands-on oppurtunities to work with actual people instead of just reading case studies. If you are interested in the program, it is the best place to be.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Fontbonne is my family.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students looking to be close to home and not be lost in a classroom. Work hard and make sure you seek a very supportive advisor. If you are unhappy with your advisor find another one. Some one there is really there to help youi learn.

    Read all  7 answers
  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone looking for the big school experience. There are no "big games" such as football, no fraternities or sororities.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that the student body is proactive and innovative. Everyone here thinks and solves problems at higher levels, everyone here is very driven and goal-oriented. Students are also very involved in organizations on and off campus, the majority of which are service oriented.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had known more about what activities are avalible at the school. Emails are sent out that tell students about what is going on at the school , but some emails you don't get till the day of the event ,which can make it hard to get to the event. Other than that though there is nothing really that I wish I would have known. Fontbonne has never hidden anything from me and everything I was told about the school has been true.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The availability of parking spaces on campus. Sometimes causes students to be late to classes so they have to arrive early to get a spot or to catch the shuttle from off-campus parking.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    To help you begin - or advance- the career of your dreams.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The financial aid process was bit daunting. I have attended University before and the process was more streamlined than at this University. It was necessary to stay in frequent contact in order to get things completed and be kept in the loop on my status. Also a bit frustrating that if you didn't know the right questions to ask you really didn't get much guidance. Not helpful if the process is new or has changed dramatically since you last used it.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell my friends about the sports quite often. Fontbonne has a very distinguished sporting history and most of the teams are very good. But of course, I also talk a lot about my classes and professors. Most of them are great, which makes for very stimulating discussion during class.

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  13. Describe the students at your school.

    The classmates are friendly and very kind to you. They are the most social people you will ever meet.

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Student Body

Students

66%

female

34%

male

968

Total Undergrad Enrollment

558

Total Grad Students

18%

Out-Of-State

65%

In-State

17%

International

Organizations

38

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

12%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
71%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Fontbonne University receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$24,610

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$9,191

Room and Board

34,801

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$16,661
$30 - $48K
$21,525
$48 - $75K
$25,578
$75 - $110K
$28,336
$110K & UP
$29,418

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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