University of St Francis (USF)

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University of St Francis can be found in Joliet, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around four thousand students enrolled per year at University of St Francis.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1030 - 1220 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 27 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of St Francis (USF) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. USF has an acceptance rate of 46 percent with 23 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of St Francis (USF) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of St Francis was reported as 45.6% in Fall 2020 with over 2,270 college applications submitted to USF. 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

  • USF ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • USF Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of St Francis?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of St Francis is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of St Francis has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 49.2%
  • 2017-2018: 51.7%
  • 2018-2019: 46.8%
  • 2019-2020: 45.6%
  • Projected USF Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 44.2%

How Does University of St Francis (USF) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of St Francis is twenty-four percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Benedictine University41.7%
North Central College53.6%
Trinity Christian College69.1%
Saint Xavier University72.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • 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 University of St Francis (USF) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 600
Math510 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 29
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 27
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