About Franciscan University of Steubenville

Founded in 1946, Franciscan University of Steubenville. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,090 full time undergraduate students, and 669 full time graduate students.

The Franciscan University of Steubenville Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 125 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Franciscan University of Steubenville include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range1040-1300
ACT Range22-28

Admissions at FUS are considered Less Selective, with ,33% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 60% were in the top quarter, and 29% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
59%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
14%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
36%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
55%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
18%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
68%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
9%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
41%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
59%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
14%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
36%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
23%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
9%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
41%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
55%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
23%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
18%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
5%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
14%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
68%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
9%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
50%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
41%
“There might be people who do”
9%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    75 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    61 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    78 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    81 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    80 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    81 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    81 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    81 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

Franciscan University of Steubenville REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Franciscan University of Steubenville?

24 Students rated Franciscan University of Steubenville

Lydia - 04/25/2024

I believe Franciscan University to be a wonderful place to grow up spiritually, academically, and emotionally. The community is very supportive and there is always something to do. Religion is the focus point of the school and is a beautiful model to the students of a Catholic presence in the world.

Nick - 05/05/2020

I think that the Franciscan University of Steubenville is a great place to learn and go to college. The students here are very friendly and bring about an atmosphere that is unprecedented at other colleges or universities. Everyone has one goal here: to better themselves, their neighbors, and their communities. They succeed overwhelmingly with this goal.

Lonni - 02/20/2020

Franciscan University of Steubenville has allowed me to meet a variety of people from all over the country. The religious life is far more 'pushed' than the academics, however, the academics are still challenging. As for extracurricular resources, there is a number of religious households to join and a great athletic facility to use. I am a commuter student, so I don't live on campus- therefore I can't tell you much about food. However- the pub and on campus coffee shop is pretty stellar! For dorms, once again I don't live there, but when I visit friends, they seem to be just like any other average dorm room!

Sydney - 06/29/2019

Very welcoming inviting facility alive with their Catholic spirit. The professors are alive in Catholic spirit and always welcoming to talk to. The students promote their Catholic faith, and help you develop yours. The students aren't afraid to stand up for their faith and what they believe in.

Franciscan University of Steubenville FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Franciscan University of Steubenville?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Franciscan University of Steubenville is 78%. 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?

    I would probably tell myself not to worry. Looking back, I realize that my high school experience prepared me pretty well for college. The only thing that I might regret about back then is a lack of planning. If I could talk to myself as a senior in high school, I would remind myself to think about what comes after college. I love my maor, but my plans for afer graduation have never been very concrete. I wish I had planned better for real life. If I had it to do all over again, I would plan better.

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

    Franciscan University of Steubenville is Academically Challenging and Passionately Catholic.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Some one who is passionately Catholic and looking for this type of environment. The academics are challenging and the professors are well learned in their subjects. The average student is a cradle Catholic who desires to live the fullest they can in the Faith. There is a high focus on mission trips, community service and involvment with spiritual social groups on campus. Most of the students are fans of praise and worship music and enjoy playing the guitar or singing along.

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

    The lack of social diversity.

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

    Franciscan University is academically challenging and passionately Catholic.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the faith environment and Catholic orthodoxy that is unique at Franciscan. Both of these elements make Franciscan a remarkable and extraordinary secondary institution.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A Catholic, caring person who wants to learn in a similar environment to one that they are comfortable in.

    Read all  16 answers
  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    They are tremendously supportive of new students. They have a great program totally focussed on student retention and helping students accomplish what they want.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    Most are very passionately catholic and friendly.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Theology Major and the Theology Grad program. Also it's study abroad program in Austria.

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

    There is so much to do and I never seem to have enough time to do everything! I love that there's a large venue of activities but it's so hard to decide which to do and which not to do.

    Read all  12 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the history department. I love history and the department at Franciscan is fantastic and has everything I need for my double major in History and Political Science.

    Read all  9 answers

Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

2,090

Total Undergrad Enrollment

669

Total Grad Students

78%

Out-Of-State

21%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

33

Student Organizations

1

Fraternities

1

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

58%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
81%

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.

100% of students attending Franciscan University of Steubenville receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 64% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$25,680

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$8,300

Room and Board

35,180

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$22,656
$30 - $48K
$21,767
$48 - $75K
$22,207
$75 - $110K
$24,713
$110K & UP
$28,442

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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