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Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville

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4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read more »
  • Our daughter attends this wonderful school. We highly recommend it. We never have concern about our daughter getting mixed up with the wrong crowd here! 
  • Nice to walk around the pathways, flowers, and trees. Great architecture. Peaceful. Pretty. Interesting place. 
  • 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.
  • Great school, beautiful campus, wonderful spiritual life. Perfect for any catholic student that can afford it.
  • 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.
  • I've gone here almost two years now, and the experience just gets better and better! The university really encourages spiritual, mental, and social growth, all in a super-solid Catholic atmosphere!
  • Smiles everywhere! Heaven on earth!
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