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Campus & Student Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Home to about 2,505 undergraduates in 2020, Franciscan U is a small, private university located in Steubenville, Ohio. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Franciscan U offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Franciscan U can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Franciscan U Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Franciscan U Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at Franciscan U. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Franciscan U Disability Services.

Franciscan U for the Military

While not a "service academy", Franciscan U does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Franciscan U for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan U offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Franciscan University of Steubenville

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan U has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,505 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 2,220 (88.6%). Part-time attendance was 285 (11.4%).


Franciscan University of Steubenville is Ranked #388 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Franciscan U receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Franciscan U #388 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Franciscan University of Steubenville

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Franciscan U by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Franciscan U Diversity Guide.

Franciscan University of Steubenville Competes in the NCAA

Franciscan U has a total of 261 student athletes, 118 men and 143 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$1,021,346
Total Expenses (all teams)$1,021,346

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Franciscan University of Steubenville Athletics

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