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Study at University of St Francis

The University of St. Francis, also referred to as USF, was named after St. Francis of Assisi. Founded in 1920 by the Congregation of the Third Order of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate, the main campus of the university is located in Joliet, Illinois. USF offers its students degree and certificate programs in varied study areas through its 5 colleges, which are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Nursing and Allied Health
  • College of Professional Studies
The male students of USF participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and football, while the female students participate in sports such as basketball, softball, cross country, golf and tennis. The students publish a newspaper called USF Encounter, broadcast a TV station called USF TV and also operate a WCSF radio station 88. 7 FM on campus.

Profile of University of St Francis

University of St Francis is located in Joliet, IL (a medium-sized city). The school is a Roman Catholic school. University of St Francis is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

University of St Francis is known for its programs in medical administration and liberal arts.

University of St Francis Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission.


University of St Francis has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 3, 503 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at University of St Francis are 40 years old or older. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at University of St Francis. The school offers students meal plans. University of St Francis values student athletics, and belongs to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Mid-States Football Association. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

University of St Francis Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts388interdisciplinary studies, English, history, political science, liberal arts and sciences
Education and Teaching252elementary school teaching, educational administration, special ed, instructional media design, reading teaching, curriculum and instruction, science teaching, math teaching, . . .
Medical administration234health care administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine132registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Business and Management105business management, management science, human resources, finance, accounting, marketing
Medical Support and Technology29physician assistant, radiation therapist, clinical lab tech, nuclear medical tech, radiographer
Media17mass communication
Family and Social Work13social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12parks and recreation management
Computer Science and Engineering8information technology, computer science, webmastering
Therapy and Counselling6psychology
Religion and Philosophy3theology
Art Studies2visual and performing arts
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Music1music performance

Contact: University of St Francis

University of St Francis

500 N Wilcox St

Joliet, IL 60435-6188

General Phone: (815) 740-3360


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