Saint Francis University
Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, and the oldest dedicated to Franciscan values. It is an inclusive learning community that started with six friars from Ireland in 1847. Historically, the university is one of the first 20 Catholic universities and the first Franciscan college to be founded in the United States. It is also one of the first Catholic universities to become co-educational in the United States. Academics are deeply grounded in the traditions of the liberal arts, with an emphasis on developing the students into a well-rounded, impactful individual with a passion and a drive for excellence.
The Students can choose from more than 50 academic programs of study. It educates the persons of all faiths in an environment inspired by Catholic values. At the university, students will find broad intellectual development coupled with career directed studies in the sciences, healthcare, business and the humanities. Students can choose from several graduate programs in business, education, healthcare, and more. At the graduate level, they will find scholarship and support from professors, administrators and the fellow students.
Saint Francis is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania about two hours east of Pittsburgh and near major routes in Pennsylvania traveling east and west , north and south .The vibrant university campus sits on 600 scenic acres providing ideal setting for focused learning in harmony with nature.
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