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Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA is the oldest
Catholic-Franciscan college in United States. Our mission is to help students
grow into compassionate, successful professionals through a culture of faith, generosity,
respect, discovery and joy. The University offers more than 50 programs
(undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree) through three schools: Business; Health Sciences & Education; and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM).
The seeds of what has become Saint Francis University and our Franciscan identity were planted by six Franciscan friars from Ireland who founded a boys' academy in the mountain hamlet of Loretto, Pennsylvania. These guiding principles of the Franciscans are the values we embrace at Saint Francis University to this day.
Explore our Mission, Values, and Goals of a Franciscan Education.
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The University is sponsored by the Franciscans of the Third Order Regular and governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of both lay people and Franciscans. The University's President receives input from faculty, administrators, and students who participate in advancing the University's mission.
Welcome to the
Home of the Red Flash
Location: Loretto, Pa. (satellite offerings in Altoona, Johnstown, State College, online, and in Ambialet, France)
Main Phone: 814-472-3000
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 600(169 Lakeview Drive -package shipping)
Loretto, Pa 15940
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SFU is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the University's 23 men's and women's sports teams compete at the Division I level. The University is also a member of the Northeast Conference. The University's nickname is the Red Flash.
On the academic front our facilities includes academic buildings centered around both lecture and project/lab-based learning and a library and learning commons, and various student support offices. Campus life facilities includes on-campus residence halls and an off-campus transitional housing, a student union, athletics facilities, multiple dining areas, and student health services. The 600-acre campus is also home to The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Lake Saint Francis and Immergrün Golf Course. The nearby Mount Assisi Gardens, further enhance the setting. the nearby Mount Assisi Gardens.
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The undergraduate and graduate education Saint Francis University provides is funded primarily from tuition, which is set annually. See current Tuition & Fees.
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