Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) is one of the 150 best colleges in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists USF in the Best in the Midwest section of its 2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region listing. The honor marks the sixteenth consecutive year USF has been named to this national listing.

The alphabetically-arranged listing has institutions grouped according to eight different regions: Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, South, Southwest, West and International. The Princeton Review’s “2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region” recognizes 630 colleges and universities that the organization considers both academically outstanding and a valuable collegiate option.

“USF is dedicated to preparing students to contribute to the world through service and leadership. We continue our work as an institution of higher education to create a shared tomorrow with the communities we serve and the partners with whom we work. National recognitions such as this – a sixteenth consecutive year of recognition by The Princeton Review – demonstrate the University of St. Francis’ longstanding and ongoing commitment to student success in terms of retention and graduation rates and in-field job placements,” USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D., said.

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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

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

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