Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville is no ordinary university, and a Franciscan education is no ordinary education. Rather, its an education as rigorous and demanding as it is faithful--an education that challenges you intellectually, forms you professionally, and feeds you spiritually.Founded in 1946 by Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Franciscan University integrates strong academic programs with a lively faith environment. The result? An extraordinary education that draws more than 2,400 students from all 50 states and 15 foreign countries. As part of our ongoing commitment to academic excellence, Franciscan University adopted a new liberal arts core curriculum based on the Western intellectual tradition, the Franciscan educational heritage, and the University's Catholic mission. The new core equips you to better engage in the issues that weigh upon our world today, preparing your head and your heart for the tasks of faithful citizenship--for fruitful and effective engagement in the public square.At Franciscan University, you choose from more than 40 undergraduate and 7 graduate degree programs with theology, catechetics, nursing, education, and business administration among the most popular majors. You are taught by first-class teachers and world-class scholars including four winners of the prestigious Fulbright Grant. Your professors are dedicated to integrating faith and reason in the classroom and preparing you well for the next phase of your life. Indeed, more than 90 percent of Franciscan graduates successfully enter employment, further education, the priesthood, or religious life within one year of graduation.A new engineering dual degree program recently joined Franciscans outstanding science programs, housed in a modern 43,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art science facility. Students lay the foundation for future success in Franciscan University's excellent, faith-filled Catholic learning community, earning either an associate degree, a BA, or a BS, and then finish at one of our engineering partner schools: the University of Notre Dame, Gannon University, or the University of Dayton. Franciscan University's exciting study abroad program in Gaming, Austria, brings more than 150 students each semester to study and live in a restored medieval monastery in the foothills of the Austrian Alps. From there, you can travel to Rome, Assisi, Paris, Geneva, Lourdes, Munich--any of the historic sites and Catholic shrines of Europe.Faith households--small groups of male or female students--provide you with positive peer support and a family-like atmosphere. Very Catholic and joyfully Franciscan, each household has its own patron saint or spiritual devotion and guidance from a faculty, staff, or alumni advisor. Confession, daily Mass, round-the-clock Eucharistic adoration, Works of Mercy, pro-life outreaches, and Festivals of Praise are a few other ways students seek ongoing personal conversion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Over 300 students participated in Spring Break missions, traveling to five countries and seven U.S. cities, bringing the light of Christ to homeless shelters, orphanages, and remote jungle villages.Franciscan offers NCAA Division III sports and an intensely competitive intramural athletics program. Franciscan fields seven men's intercollegiate teams--Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Rugby, Track & Field, Tennis, and Cross Country--and nine women's intercollegiate teams--Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field, Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming & Diving, and Volleyball. Franciscan University is Academically Excellent and Passionately Catholic.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1946 Roman Catholic Semester $54.5 million 1235 University Boulevard, Steubenville, OH 43952 (740) 283-3771
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69 100.0 Ohio Steubenville 667