Saint Francis University is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, and the oldest celebrating Franciscan values. Our scenic campus sits on a mountain top in Loretto, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Faith, Generosity, respect, discovery, and joy are in our DNA, and we seek to attract students (like you) with a passion to shape the world.
Saint Francis University offers higher education in an environment guided by Catholic values and teachings, and inspired by the example of our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi. The oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the United States, Saint Francis University is an inclusive learning community that welcomes all people.
Saint Francis University (Loretto, PA) is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and sponsored by the Franciscans of the Third Order Regular.
- Average Freshmen Class: 400
- Total Enrollment: 2,125
- Average Class Size: 21
- Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:6
- Campus: 600 acres
Founded in 1847, SFU has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 15 "Best Value" university in the North region. Over half of the academic majors at SFU boast a 100% overall employment/graduate school rate for the class of 2007. 97.6% of all Saint Francis University graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.