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Want the scoop on Fontbonne University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Fontbonne University offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Fontbonne University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Fontbonne University was awarded 51 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Fontbonne University as #1,258 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Fontbonne University also holds the #24 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Fontbonne University?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, Fontbonne University has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to Fontbonne University submitted their SAT scores.Fontbonne University received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Fontbonne University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Fontbonne University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Fontbonne University it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Fontbonne University is 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fontbonne University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Fontbonne University is 68%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  68 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Fontbonne University have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Fontbonne University.

Fontbonne University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 868 undergraduates at Fontbonne University with 770 being full-time and 98 being part-time.

How Much Does Fontbonne University Cost?

The overall average net price of Fontbonne University is $15,961. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Fontbonne University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,913 $12,832 $18,096 $19,593 $25,897

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Fontbonne University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Fontbonne University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $6,384 a year. That adds up to $25,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fontbonne University is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Fontbonne University Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Fontbonne University with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,800 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Fontbonne University make the most money.

Location of Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Saint Louis, Missouri. Saint Louis is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Fontbonne University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6800 Wydown Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3098
Phone: 314-862-3456

Fontbonne University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Fontbonne University. Of these students, 180 received undergraduate degrees and 138 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 20 $41,600
Liberal Arts General Studies 15 NA
Special Education 15 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 NA
Social Work 12 NA
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 11 NA
Communication Sciences 10 NA
Health & Physical Education 9 NA
Textile & Apparel Studies 8 NA
Accounting 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Fontbonne University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Fontbonne University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 701 students took at least one online class at Fontbonne University. This is a decrease from the 753 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 701 143
2017-2018 753 189
2016-2017 747 219
2015-2016 728 213
2013-2014 936 279

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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