USF Named a Top Midwest College for Diversity by WSJ/College Pulse

Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) has been recognized as a top Midwest college for the diversity of its student population according to the 2024 Best Colleges in America rankings by WSJ/College Pulse.

In the report, USF ranked ninth in the Midwest for its diversity, which WSJ/College Pulse measures based on, “the basis of student satisfaction with, and frequency of, opportunities to interact with people from different backgrounds” based on the annual survey conducted by WSJ/College Pulse. The survey data is examined alongside data “from the U.S. Department of Education around ethnic diversity among students and faculty and other measures,” according to WSJ/College Pulse.

In WSJ/College Pulse’s 2024 Best Colleges in America overall rankings, USF ranked #8 in Illinois and #130 among all institutions evaluated for the report. Visit for more information.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

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