Saint Francis University

Saint Francis University (SFU), located in Loretto, Pennsylvania, is a Catholic Franciscan liberal arts college offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through its four Schools of Arts & Letters, Business, Health Sciences, and Sciences.

  • Average Tuition USD 31,078
  • Acceptance Rate 69%
  • Students 2,381
  • International Students 6%
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Saint Francis University (SFU), established in 1847, started with six friars from Ireland (Brother Giles Carroll and five others) who built the school that would eventually become Saint Francis University. SFU started out as a boys academy in the mountain hamlet of Loretto, Pennsylvania. The University today occupies the same location.

Saint Francis University received the power to grant degrees by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Today it enrolls over 2,300 students. The University has accreditations with the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education; Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physical Assistant, Inc.; American Chemical Society, Certified Chemistry Degree; Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; Council on Social Work Education; Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Environmental Engineering; International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; and Pennsylvania State Department of Education for approved programs in Teacher Education.

Bachelor Programs

  • 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, PA 15940, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, PA 15940, United States

    Biology

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, PA 15940, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, PA 15940, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Economics

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Engineering

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    English

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Finance

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Fine Arts

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Health Administration

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

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    History

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Information System Management

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    International Relations

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Management

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Nursing

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Occupational Therapy

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

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    Philosophy

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physical Therapy

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health promotion, rehabilitation, wellness, and prevention of injury.

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    Political Science

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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    Pre-Medicine

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pre-Medicine. The program is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, cell biology, anatomy, and physics.

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    Psychology

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Health

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Public Relations

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

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    Religious Education

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

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    Social Work

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sociology

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Spanish

    USD 31,078 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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Admission Requirements

  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 20299
  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum SAT 1390
  • Minimum ACT 20

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    Established in 1847

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    Saint Francis University has been among the first in many respects; it was one of the first 20 Catholic universities in the US; one the first Catholic universities to become co-educational; and the first Franciscan college in the United States.

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          • Testimony
            1973-1977, BA, English

            The Small University for Big GrowthA true example of getting out what you put in...Most accredited schools will give you an educationBut St. Francis allows you to get so much more out of college because of it's unique setting and great teachers that enable you to become the thinking adult that todays world needs and wants.

          • Testimony
            1969-1973, BA, Sociology

            SFU was "my home away from home!"Where do I begin to tell the story of what "the college among the pines" means to me? The friendships.....after all these years they continue to grow and deepen. And they are cherished far beyond words. Saint Francis is my "family" - not by heritage but by choosing. I feel so lucky that fate drew me to Loretto. But love keeps me coming back!

          • Testimony
            1986-1990, BA, English/Fine Art

            Great People Then, Great People NowThe faculty and staff were so good to me back in my college days, to the point where I still keep in touch with one of my teachers to this day. I now work in the Higher Ed field and I have had the opportunity to be in contact with some the staff there today. They do nothing but remind me what a great institution St. Francis is. Life is about the people you are with each step of your journey, and St Francis is that light and salt we all seek and enjoy.