Saint Francis University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution, ranked among U.S New & World Report’s TOP 15 “Best Value” universities in the Northeast region of the United States, with more than 40 undergraduate and eight graduate degree programs. St. Francis University’s ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 51. Our international students will experience a friendly, safe, and close-knit community with nationally ranked academic programs taught by internationally recognized faculty.

Saint Francis University is a strong and active partner promoting science, technology, health care, Engineering and other programs that contribute to the economic well-being of the region and provide significant opportunities for our students.

Saint Francis University educates persons of all faiths in an environment inspired by Catholic values expressed through the Franciscan tradition.


Saint Francis University is located in the southwestern part of the state of Pennsylvania, in the northeast part of the United States. We are 140 km from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The campus is within close proximity to major cities such as New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. Situated in the northeast part of the United States, the campus has a four season environment.

At St. Francis University, 93.0 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,230.

Notable alumni include:

  • Calvin Fowler – 1968 Olympic Gold Medal as co-captain Men’s Basketball, ABA professional basketball player.
  • Scott Layden – Former president and general manager of the New York Knicks NBA basketball team and former general manager of the Utah Jazz.
  • Kevin Porter – Former American professional basketball player, held the record for the most assists in one game with 29 assists.
  • Charles M. Schwab – Industrialist

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