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Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville

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Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private, coeducational, Franciscan, Catholic university located in Steubenville, Ohio, west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The university enrolls 2,716 total students as of fall 2015, including 2,454 students on-campus, in 40 undergraduate and 8 graduate degree programs. The student body is 97 percent Catholic, and the university has the greatest number of students majoring in theology, catechetics, and philosophy of any catholic university in the United States.The school was established as the College of Steubenville in 1946 by the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular at the request of Bishop Mussio, the first bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville. In 1974, Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., became President and began a series of major reforms to restore the school to its Catholic heritage. The school changed its name to the University of Steubenville upon achieving university status in 1980, and adopted the current title Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1986.
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  • I attended this university several years ago! I am now a VP. This school has provided me with A great education! I WOULD send my children here. I am not catholic but , my children now are. It is kind ...  more »
  • Beautiful grounds for a really nice campus. The students going about their business, a busy place, all of them looked happy to be where they were.  more »
  • I went here for a weekend retreat last summer and I'm going to go here again this summer. I go to a Catholic church and many of the adults that are chaperones on the trip went to this university. I me...  more »
  • What an amazing place to be! It must be a work of the Holy Spirit. Franciscan is a holy place, not yet heaven, but a way towards for sure. Ma God bless all its Faculty and Staff members, and its students. That all may continue to spread the Gospel and witness to the Faith.
  • I want to go here for college with my best friend Caleb.
  • One Student their is horrible and rude. He/she is so mean to children. what a shame!
  • This is a very nice school with very friendly people.
  • I've been a student here for almost two years and I've found the experience to be one of the most amazing, life enhancing experiences of my life. I'm at home away from home.