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About Saint Francis University

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.
    • Encounter Joy
    • Embody Generosity
    • Express Respect
  • Become that someone who ...

    What follows ... is unique to you. This sentence will be written (and rewritten) along your life's journey.  Each of us here at SFU wants to become that someone who helps you write the most impactful story that you can.

    The SFU motto, become that someonespeaks to our drive to educate compassionate, caring, successful professionals; and your drive to become one. 

  • Fuel your Mind

    Success means discovering your talents and sharing them with others. Focused career preparation blended with a rich liberal arts tradition (where you explore many passions) can help you find your path.

    Inspire your Spirit

    All are welcome to walk with Francis. St. Francis of Assisi, through his Catholic-Franciscan mission, left us an abundance of clues for living a meaningful life that speaks to all faiths. Strengthen your faith

    Beyond the Lecture

    Global experiences, internships, and more help you to become the person you are meant to be. 

    Small School- Passionate Fans

    We are home to one of the smallest NCAA Division-I programs in the nation and recognized for academic excellence and sportsmanship! Go RedFlash.