We’re happy that so many people think so highly of USF. As a Chicago area university, competing with so many excellent schools nearby, we have held our own and thrived.
Quality can be seen in the large number of USF graduates that earn high quality jobs and leadership positions after graduation. It can be found in our national accreditations for our Business, Education, Nursing, and Arts & Sciences colleges. And it can be found in the stories our alumni tell about what our degree programs meant to them.
The Princeton Review has ranked USF on its annual “Best Colleges: Region by Region” list in the Midwestern category for eleven consecutive years, beginning in 2008. The University of St. Francis for inclusion in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition. USF was selected based on its commitment to the environment and sustainability.
Colleges of Distinction has placed USF on its Illinois and Catholic lists since 2011. For 2019-20, USF also received designations for the colleges of business, education and nursing and a new ranking as one of the best schools in the nation for Career Development.
Niche ranks USF as one of the top 10 universities in the Chicago region against nationally ranked, top-tier research universities and private colleges alike.
Affordablecolleges.com ranked USF’s online healthcare management master’s degree #24 on its 2017 “Top Online Health Administration Programs” list, citing that the program was designed to reflect current trends and issues facing the health and business world.
Learn How to Become ranked USF 7th on its 2017 list of “Best 4-Year Colleges in Illinois.” The list was calculated using important factors like tuition cost, alumni earnings, financial aid availability, student-to-teacher ratio, graduation rate and more.
In its 2016 national ranking of U.S. nursing schools, nursingschoolsalmanac.com ranks USF’s Leach College of Nursing in three separate listings, including #10 overall in the Great Lakes region, #31 among private nursing schools and as the #63 nursing school in the country.
Eduventures named the University of St. Francis among the Top 20 National Private Masters Institutions in the U.S. in 2016.