Saint Francis University

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Saint Francis University can be found in Loretto, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Saint Francis University has an enrollment of around three thousand students.

The majority of students admitted to this school earned an SAT score within the range of 1030 - 1250, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 20 - 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Saint Francis University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. This school has an acceptance rate of about 75 percent with 31 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Francis University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Francis University was reported as 74.5% in Fall 2020 with over 1,750 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Francis University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Saint Francis University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Francis University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 67.4%
  • 2017-2018: 75.7%
  • 2018-2019: 75.4%
  • 2019-2020: 74.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 68.9%

How Does Saint Francis University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Francis University is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Aloysius College94.9%
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown78.5%
Juniata College70.8%
Saint Vincent College67.7%
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg83.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Francis University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math510 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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