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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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  • Impressive campus. Friendly people. Definitely a growing place. Catholicism is everywhere around campus.  more »
  • High above on the bluffs, this is a lovely place to walk which we did while awaiting to see a student production at the Anthan Theater.  more »
  • Is a Catholic school located on a hill, and is expanding by adding a hotel, restaurant and book store at the bottom area of the campus. Has on and off campus housing. Offers a full degree program in m...  more »
  • This is a very nice school with very friendly people. One of my relatives goes her and he/she loves it. I intend to go here too.
  • 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.
  • One of the best schools for a solid Catholic foundation. The academics are challenging and the faculty are very invested in the students spiritual, mental, and physical growth. It's pretty much my home.
  • It's pretty mediocre. If you're coming out of Catholic school, it probably will be challenging because you haven't been prepared for anything remotely academic. If you're coming out of a good public school, it'll bore you to tears for at least the first two years. Most of the intro level classes are what you've already done in middle and high school -- again, if you came out of PUBLIC school.
  • Great school, beautiful campus, wonderful spiritual life. Perfect for any catholic student that can afford it.