Franciscan University of Steubenville offers an unmatched combination of faith and reason.
No other university can boast a Catholic culture like ours. Our joy-filled faith life, founded in the sacraments, animates all student life activities. Faith households, missionary outreach, retreats, Festivals of Praise, and the constant presence of nearly 20 Franciscan friars TOR profoundly affect our students, inspiring them to deepen their faith and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.
Our world-class faculty includes four Fulbright scholars and internationally recognized authors and lecturers. All personally committed to the mission of Franciscan University, they instruct our students in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. We offer more than 40 undergrad majors and 7 graduate programs that expand their knowledge and equip them to think critically.
Even our Christ-centered NCAA D-III athletics programs serve to form the whole person—mind, spirit, and body. Whether it's holding teammates accountable to practicing Christian virtue, praying with opponents after a game, or simply remaining faithful to the daily run, Franciscan athletes discover a whole new way of living out St. Francis of Assisi's call to "preach the Gospel always; and when necessary, use words."
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report for over 10 years in the top-tier of midwestern regional universities, Franciscan also ranks in the top 100 of Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine "best values" in private higher education.
Franciscan University alumni can be found in careers ranging from medicine to education to acting on Broadway. They also generously live out vocations in religious life and the priesthood. Wherever they go, Franciscan alumni are prepared to lead—not only in their professional lives—but also in their families and communities, bringing the light and joy of Christ to the world.
Apply now to see how you can fit in and succeed at Franciscan University!