University of St. Francis

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University of St. Francis
University of St. Francis seal.png
Former names
Assisi Junior College
College of St. Francis
Motto Primo Unctio et Postea Speculatio
Motto in English
Holiness First and Then Learning
Type Private
Established 1920
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
(Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate)
President Arvid C. Johnson III, Ph.D.
Students 3,352
Undergraduates 1,674
Postgraduates 1,678
Location Joliet, IL, USA
Campus Main Campus: Suburban, 22 acres (8.9 ha)
Slogan Respect. Service. Integrity. Compassion.
Colors Brown and Gold
Athletics NAIACCAC
Nickname Fighting Saints
Affiliations ACCU
AFCU
CIC
Mascot Bernie the St. Bernard
Website Official website

The University of St. Francis is a Catholic, Franciscan university, serving more than 3,900 students at locations throughout the United States. USF's main campus is located at 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet, Illinois. It is located about 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Chicago in a residential neighborhood and serves 1,300 students.

Facts & Figures[edit]

Enrollment (2016-2017)[edit]

On-Campus Enrollment 1,714-

  • Undergrad Full-time 1,296
  • Undergrad Part-time 61
  • Graduate Students 357

Off-Campus Enrollment 2,188-

  • Adult Undergraduate 263
  • Graduate Students 1,925

Total Enrollment- 3,902

Admission (2016-2017)[edit]

Freshman:

  • 1,559 applications for admission-
    • 218 enrolled
    • 3.48 Average High School GPA
    • 24 Average ACT Composite Score

Transfer:

  • 795 applications for admission-
    • 182 enrolled
    • 3.23 Average Transfer GPA

Student Body (2016-2017)[edit]

  • Gender
    • 38% Men
    • 62% Women
  • Race
    • 8% African-American
    • 20% Hispanic/ Latino
    • 2% Asian-American
    • 63% Caucasian
    • 7% other/unknown/international

Athletics[edit]

The athletics teams are nicknamed the Fighting Saints.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 41°31′59″N 88°05′44″W / 41.5330°N 88.0955°W / 41.5330; -88.0955