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  • Our mission as a Catholic and Franciscan university is to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples for lives of worldwide mission.

    At Franciscan University, you’ll find professors, spiritual mentors, and lifelong friends who will challenge and help you to grow mentally and spiritually. In the midst of our academically excellent and passionately Catholic community, you’ll discover who God made you to be and leave here prepared to flourish—professionally, spiritually, and personally.

    Some places to start:

    Read about The Franciscan Difference
    Find your passion among our 40-plus academic majors
    See yourself studying in Austria with 200 of your closest friends
    Find a Faith Household that will help you flourish
    Find out about the great work being done by our Institutes and Centers
    Learn more in our Great Books Honors Program
    Learn how our athletics programs will help you grow in virtue
    See how our Residence life will be your home away from home
  • Alumni Success Booklet

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    Find out how to get your maximum financial aid package to make a Franciscan education a reality.
    There's something about our campus that makes people want to stay. The natural beauty? All the smiling faces? The friars? Come and see for yourself!
    Find out what you need to know to apply for admission. Special considerations for transfers, homeschoolers, international, and others.
  • Student Blogs

    by mschmiesing
    Even though I grew up in Steubenville and visited Franciscan frequently, I don’t have any vivid memories of Father Michael Scanlan. But he was always there, usually as one of the many priests at the altar during mass at Christ the King or in the Field House for Household Life.
    by mrbaker
    On my final full day in the Florida Keys, the class spent the day in Key West. Our day began with a trip to the Hemingway House Museum. Afterword we were free to explore on our own until the sunset festival later that evening.
    by mrbaker
    The day had finally come for us to return to home. After we checked our diving gear back in, the class loaded up the vans and went to the airport. I took a few final photos of the sea campgrounds to chronicle my stay here and never forget my time in Florida.
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Steubenville, Ohio 43952

(740) 283-3771


Franciscan University of Steubenville is no ordinary university, and a Franciscan education is no ordinary education. Rather, it's an education as rigorous and demanding as it is faithful--an education that challenges you intellectually, forms you professionally, and feeds you spiritually.


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