College Consensus Names USF a Top-Ten Illinois University

August 31, 2018 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis was again named by the College Consensus in its top ten listing of the “Best Colleges & Universities in Illinois”

The University of St. Francis (USF) continues to be recognized as a top university by various respected national college ranking systems. Most recently, USF learned it has been named by the College Consensus in its top ten listing of the “Best Colleges & Universities in Illinois” (#7). The system also named USF a “Best Regional (Midwest) University” (#5), a “Best Catholic College & University” (#18), and one of its “100 Best Small Colleges” (#46) earlier this year.

“The University of St. Francis is honored to be named by the College Consensus as one of the ten best colleges and universities in Illinois,” said USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. “As a welcoming community of learners, USF is pleased that its commitment to student success continues to be recognized. We strive for academic excellence in all programs as we prepare women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership, and recognition such as this serves as validation of the efforts of our students, our faculty, and the entire USF community.”

This latest ranking comes just two weeks after USF was named in Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” (#8 in Illinois and #189 in the nation) listing, and was also tabbed a “Best Midwest College” (non-ranked listing) by the Princeton Review.

According to the their website,, “The College Consensus only utilizes reputable national and international college ranking systems which publish the raw scores behind their rankings.” Ranking systems utilized include publisher ratings sources such as Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and Wall Street Journal And Times Higher Education college rankings, as well as student review sources such as Cappex, Niche, and My Plan.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 4,100 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 49,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.