Saint Francis University

490 reviews
  1. Loretto, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A+
Saint Francis University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Northeast Conference
Address
117 Evergreen Dr
Loretto, PA 15940

Saint Francis University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$23,456/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,146/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,081/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,332/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,765/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,227/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,584Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Comfortable in being themselves
    62%
  • Studious
    38%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Always willing to help students succeed
    33%
  • Boring
    28%
  • Helpful
    22%
  • Good student to professor ratio
    17%

After Saint Francis University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

490 reviews
  • Excellent
    84
  • Very Good
    172
  • Average
    157
  • Poor
    41
  • Terrible
    36
Seeing that half of the school is on a varsity team it's a huge part of campus life. Games aren't hugely attended, except for the homecoming football game, and basketball and volleyball are probably the most attended. But everyone is still very supportive of all the teams! Stokes is the "athlete's gym" which is super nice but DiSepio which is the gym for everyone to use is also very modern and great to use!
  • College Student
  • 3 months ago
The Greek life here is not like other huge schools you hear about. Since we are a small school Greek Life is usually low-key, but everyone always knows about them because there are so many people on campus in Greek Life! It's not like other schools though. Here there is no hazing for rushing or huge frat parties. All the girls are super nice and the guys! I'd definitely recommend joining!
  • College Student
  • 3 months ago
This school is great! There are always so many things going on around campus, and if you ever get bored of that you can easily find a friend who has a car to take you out to Altoona or Ebensburg! Everyone knows everyone so it's kinda nice seeing friendly faces everywhere you go. I would definitely recommend SFU if you're looking for a small home-feeling campus.
  • College Student
  • 3 months ago