Saint Francis University History
Saint Francis University was established in the year of 1847, it is a private catholic liberal arts college located in Loretto, Pennsylvania. The first Bishop of Pittsburgh, Michael O'Connor had given the land to six Franciscan Brothers in Ireland who founded the St Francis University. It was the first catholic university in United States and the first Franciscan college in the nation.
Saint Francis University Programs, Courses and Schools
Saint Francis University offers schools like School of Arts and Letters; School of Business; School of Health Sciences and School of Sciences. The university also offers an Adult Degree and Continuing Studies Program. The University offers 50 various programs at different degree levels in Business & Economics, Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology and Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health.
Saint Francis University Campuses
Saint Francis University campus is in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, you'll find a home away from home in this vibrant and safe campus community full of student activities, leadership opportunities and spiritual programs. The university also offers lot of sport facilities for Men and women like basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, bowling, lacrosse, softball, swimming, track & field and hockey. The Immergrun Golf Course is a semi-private, nine-hole, regulation-length course.
Saint Francis University Achievements and USP
Saint Francis University has consistently ranked among the top private universities within the state of Pennsylvania. The most notable master's degree programs are the Masters of Business Administration and the Masters of Physician Assistant Sciences program which is consistently ranked among the top 3 in the nation. In addition to these rankings, the university released statistics that show 98% of university graduates either begin a job or start graduate school within nine months of graduation.
Saint Francis University Notable Alumni
Robert Conway (Vice Admiral in United States Navy), Tadeusz Piotrowski (Author and Sociologist), Mike Iuzzolino (Former Basketball Player), Kent John Chabotar (President of Guilford College).