University of St Francis

Private, Four-years School Located in Joliet, IL

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How much is the St Francis tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, St Francis's tuition & fees is $37,000.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $52,230 when a student lives on-campus.

St Francis Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$37,000
Books & Supplies Costs$800
On-campus Room & Board$11,430
On-campus Expenses$3,000
Off-campus Room & Board$7,200
Off-campus Expenses$4,120
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$39,114

How Much Does it Cost to Go to St Francis for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $158,567 at St Francis. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $230,903. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $137,065.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$38,028$53,790$31,286
Sophomore (2024-25)$39,084$56,303$33,173
Junior (2025-26)$40,170$58,978$35,207
Senior (2026-27)$41,286$61,831$37,399
4 Years Total$158,567$230,903$137,065
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$39,084$56,303$33,173
Sophomore (2025-26)$40,170$58,978$35,207
Junior (2026-27)$41,286$61,831$37,399
Senior (2027-28)$42,432$64,876$39,765
4 Years Total$162,972$241,988$145,544
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$40,170$58,978$35,207
Sophomore (2026-27)$41,286$61,831$37,399
Junior (2027-28)$42,432$64,876$39,765
Senior (2028-29)$43,611$68,127$42,319
4 Years Total$167,499$253,812$154,689
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$41,286$61,831$37,399
Sophomore (2027-28)$42,432$64,876$39,765
Junior (2028-29)$43,611$68,127$42,319
Senior (2029-30)$44,823$71,603$45,077
4 Years Total$172,152$266,436$164,560
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$42,432$64,876$39,765
Sophomore (2028-29)$43,611$68,127$42,319
Junior (2029-30)$44,823$71,603$45,077
Senior (2030-31)$46,068$75,321$48,059
4 Years Total$176,934$279,926$175,220

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, St Francis' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
University of St Francis$37,000
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between St Francis and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of St FrancisJoliet, IL$37,000$14,757
Millersville University of PennsylvaniaMillersville, PA$16,232$16,799
Corban UniversitySalem, OR$37,208$9,488
William Penn UniversityOskaloosa, IA$28,750$10,500
Northern Kentucky UniversityHighland Heights, KY$21,480$16,044
Eastern Oregon UniversityLa Grande, OR$24,621$18,749
Niagara UniversityNiagara University, NY$38,135$14,850
Sacred Heart UniversityFairfield, CT$48,460$34,060
LeTourneau UniversityLongview, TX$35,500$16,875
Lewis UniversityRomeoville, IL$37,882$15,490
University of MaryBismarck, ND$21,468$11,692

Financial Aid and COA

At University of St Francis, 1,322 students (84%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $21,896.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at St Francis is $30,334 for students living on-campus and $27,224 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 201 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,392 and the average amount of student loans is $6,702.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$52,230
COA (off-campus)$49,120
Tuition & Fees$37,000
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,230
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,120
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$30,334
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$27,224
Average Financial Aid$21,896
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,32284%$21,896
Pell Grants59038%$4,926
Federal Student Loan87356%$6,905
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid201100%-
Grants or Scholarships201100%$25,392
Federal Grants9346%$5,719
Pell Grants9145%$5,238
Other Federal Grants5829%$953
State/Local Grants9849%$5,171
Institutional Grants201100%$20,224
Student Loan Aid11858%$6,702
Federal Student Loans11758%$5,242
Other Student Loans136%$13,656

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

St Francis's acceptance rate is 68.23%. A total of 1,574 applicants applied to and 1,074 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 204 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 18.99%.
To apply to St Francis, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate68.23%66.88%69.09%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.99%20.49%18.07%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to St Francis. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,045 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 23.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0459201,170
National Average1,168
Illinois Average1,140
SAT EBRW525470580
SAT Math520450590
ACT Composite232025
National Average24
Illinois Average25
ACT Math221627
ACT English221924

Student Population

University of St Francis has a total of 3,297 students including 1,414 undergraduate and 1,883 graduate students. By gender, there are 852 male students and 2,574 female students attending St Francis. The school offers online degree programs and 1,638 students enrolled online exclusively (49.68% of all students).
Total3,426 8522,574
Undergraduate1,572 4801,092
Graduate1,854 3721,482

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address500 N Wilcox St, Joliet, IL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered94 Programs
Online Program Offered29 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered21 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate58.42%
Student Population3,297
Graduation Rate64%
Retention Rate71%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate13 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties96 (Full-time), 189 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs266 (Full-time), 267 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$73,095
Average Staff Salary$64,034