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.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Steubenville holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Franciscan University of Steubenville and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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This is one of the most beautiful and holy locations that we have visited and we have visited many around the world. The conferences here that are held during the summer are life-changing. more »
I loved my visit to Franciscan U so much - I want to live there, LOL! My husband and I attended a conference and it was an amazing experience. We met quite a few students. They were everywhere, helpin... more »
Franciscan University is a beacon of light shining to give direction to those attempting to traverse through today's secular culture. The university is in a quiet, peaceful setting. The students are f... more »
I visited here a sad event, the Funeral for Father. Michael, but I was so blessed to go here! My dream has always been to go to collage here, and thanks to my mom and dad, talking with the committee, I might be able to! It's such a beautiful place to be with The Lord, and you feel his presence where ever you are on the campus; the gym, the dorms, even the hotel. God is everywhere, and it's beautifully overwhelming.
I love Franciscan University. The priests are awesome, and the students joy-filled. It’s such an amazing place that even the grounds crew make you feel welcome. Every activity is filled with the Holy Spirit, and you can feel the love of God in every corner.
Great place to go to University. Campus community is really Catholic. Peaceful, prayerful. Loved my time here.
Worked a temp job and they cheated me on the hours. Never working for them again. They treat the food service workers horribly wont even hire them they have to work through contracts. I spoke with people who worked there for 8 years that only made minimum wage. It's not illegal, but it is depressing seeing mentally disabled people not making enough money to live after working there for so long.
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.
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