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Founded in 1847, Saint Francis University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,120 full time undergraduate students, and 622 full time graduate students.
The Saint Francis University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 135 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saint Francis University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SFU are considered Selective, with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
84% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 53% were in the top quarter, and 24% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Saint Francis University.
80 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated off-campus housing 2.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
82 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
82 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.
82 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
82 Students rated local services 2.7 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
20 Students rated Saint Francis University
I love the university! The professors have an open-door policy and there is always something to do on campus over the weekends. The class sizes are small so you can definitely get a more personalized academic experience. The food and staff are amazing; there is a health care office on campus as well as direct links to get prescriptions filled.
It is a really great place!
There are plenty of opportunities if you look for them here, teachers are very helpful and the students are typically very nice and welcoming.
Don't go here. The school is money hungry and the adminstration treats you like crap and is only worried about saving their own skin. I'd transfer if I could, but I wouldn't graduate on time if I did. Here are 5 main reasons not to go here:
1. They favor athletes. There's a no-open-flame policy in the dorms. A girl in my graduating class got a candle for her birthday, left it UNUSED and STILL WRAPPED in her desk drawer to take home over break. Res Life found it during inspections and made her do 10 hrs. of community service. There's also a no-alcohol policy on campus. The soccer team threw a party, got busted, but got left off. There was also a football player who got as close as you possibly can to the dictionary definition of rape, but only got a 3-day suspension.
2. They don't cancel classes for anything. It was -10 deg F here last week and they only cancelled classes 1 day. The student health center then ran out of crutches because of how many people slipped on ice.
3. The student health center is a joke. I've ben misdiagnosed/received improper treatment 5 times.
4. They bounce around who's responsibility it is to deal with your situation. Personally experienced it with transferring summer community college credits, scheduling rooms for events, and trying to launch programming to help students (which I never completed, I was so tired of being ping-ponged between people).
5. If they send you to the hospital for any reason, they just ship you off and don't make any arrangements for transporting you back to campus. I was forced to go for a panic attack and when I got to the hospital, none of the four faculty involved were present. I had to call the director of Res Life and ask what arrangements were. He was just like "we'll figure that out if it gets to that point". Happened to me and a friend.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Saint Francis University is 67%. 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 _____.
I would tell myself to relax some. I would never change anything that has happened along this rollercoaster that is called my life since graduating but I would not allow myself to worry so much. Throughout my high school career and my first few years of high school I worried about everything. Many were stupid things as in if people liked me, were people talking about me, would I fit in, would I have to talk in front of these people that may or may not like me. It took many years and many experiences to understand that it does not matter. Getting an education matters, being a decent person matters and attempting to make a different in the world matters. Being concerned about people liking me or fitting in are not important because not everyone is always going to like me, no matter how hard I try, and nobody always fits in in every situation. I wish I would have known this much earlier in life and I could have just been me, truly and entirely, and been able to enjoy a normal college experience instead of torturing myself with doubt for such a long time.
SFU is a beautiful university with helpful professor and students, the environment is peaceful and relaxing. All these things I consider to be good things about SFU
The school at which i attend is small yet big enough to be considered a university. It is close enough to home but yet far enough away for me to focus on my life and my career ahead, is very much loacted in a snow globe on top of a mountain, winter here can be unbareable yet extremely beautiful, like our quote..."its just different up here."
Saint Francis University is known for their School of Health Sciences, which I am currently attending. Saint Francis is one of the top universities for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant (which is my major).
I wish I had known how much drinking goes on. I am not a drinker, and as a result I tend to spend a lot of time in my room on the weekends. Had I known there was so much partying, I may have seriously considered another school.
The Fine Arts are horribly nelected and nearly non-existant. There are a few are courses available, but that is the extent of it. Sure there is chorus, and a theater program, and lessons for voice or an instrument are offered, but thats about it. The theater club is small and doesn't do musicals and there are no actual theater classes. There are really no dance classes at all! There is a club, but that is student run. Plus there are never any reallly interesting classes offered. Nothing exciting or different. And for someone artsy like me, it sucks.
A independent person that likes to explore and become closer with others and themselves.
I say that my school has one of the nations top Physical Therapy program which is very competitive. I also mention the small class sizes and free academic tutoring.
I would not be happy here if I was not a member of the soccer team simply because there isn't very much to do and that keeps me busy. I would not recommend coming to Saint Francis University if you are a "city" person because it is in the middle of nowhere and you are partially responsible to create your own fun.
The winters are hard on campus. There is ice everywhere and the grounds people don't always get all the spots that are the worst. It is truely a safety hazard and very frustrating when they don't even leave a bucket of salt out just incase they didn't get to a dorm yet. It is not a very large campus and with as many workers as the university says it has, the campus should always be de-iced before most students get up (earliest classes start at 8 am).
Everyone at Saint Francis University is very nice, going to a small university let you become close with more of the student body.
This school offered a masters in OT--guaranteed placement in the progam by maintaing a cumulative GPA of 3.0 the end of Junior year--this is a 5 year program. There are only 3 such programs in the sate that I am aware of.
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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.
94% of students
attending Saint Francis University receive some sort of financial aid.
31% were awarded federal grants.
While 68% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
Tuition and fees(Out of state)
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Room and Board
Total On Campus
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