Begin your Franciscan journey today!

Our mission as a Franciscan and Catholic university that embraces the call to dynamic orthodoxy is to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples.

By applying to Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, you’ll set yourself on a path to intellectual, professional, and spiritual formation through a Catholic university that’s as rigorous and demanding as it is faithful. When you apply to Franciscan, the college admissions team will help you every step of the way, from answering your questions about admissions requirements and process to helping you discern the undergraduate major and online or graduate program that’s ideal for you.

Register for our Virtual Platform!

Register for our virtual platform, where you can attend live virtual events each week to learn more about Franciscan University from Admissions staff and current students! These events include virtual campus tours, admissions info nights, student panels, and sessions all about Financial Aid, Athletics, Transferring, Study Abroad, Life at Franciscan, and more! Be sure to check the box allowing notifications so that you receive the schedule and access link email each week.

Ninety four percent of Franciscan University of Steubenville grads are employed in their field, in graduate school, or in seminary or religious life within one year of receiving their diploma.

A 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ration means you will have professors, not teaching assistants, who have the time to get to know you, and who take a personal interest in your success!

The Office of Financial Aid takes pride in doing everything possible to help each and every student personally to find all available financial aid to make a Franciscan education a reality.

Education, biology, theology, engineering, accounting, psychology, German, chemistry, nursing, philosophy, history, and so many more majors and minors: you will find your passion.

Steps for Admission
Step One
Apply Today

Complete the FREE application for admission online.

No essay or letters of recommendation are required, and the application only takes about 15 minutes!

Apply by October 28th and receive a free Classic Learning Test (CLT).

Step Two

Send an official copy of your high school transcript to the Admissions Office. A final official transcript is required of transfers and high school students upon graduating. NOTE: Transfer Students: Those transferring from another institution must submit official transcripts from every institution attended.

Step Three
Test Scores or Essay

In general we require an applicant’s SAT, ACT, or CLT score and ask that it be forwarded to us whether as part of an applicant’s transcript or straight from the testing agency. Those submitting a test can request that the testing agency sends the score to us: American College Test (ACT), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or Classic Learning Test (CLT)If you apply by October 28th, you will receive a waiver for a free Classic Learning Test (CLT)

However, Franciscan University will allow students applying for admission in Fall 2021 or Fall 2022 who are unable to take a standardized test to substitute a brief essay on the Mission of Franciscan University in lieu of the test requirement.

The essay can be emailed to [email protected] or to your admissions counselor with the subject line: “Undergraduate Admissions Essay.”

If you have any questions about this policy or require any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our admissions office at [email protected] or you can contact your admissions counselor directly.

Rolling Admissions Deadline

We have a rolling admissions process, and will continue to accept applications as space allows.

All transcripts, test scores, and other documents should be sent to:

Franciscan University of Steubenville
Office of Admissions
1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952
Email: [email protected]

Admissions Counselors

Vanessa Edwards

Admissions Counselor

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Sean Kirk

Admissions Counselor

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Christopher Krivoniak

Director of Admissions

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Nicole Marshall

Admissions Counselor

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Meghan O'Malley

Admissions Counselor

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Corinne Purcell

Assistant Director of Admissions

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Lara Salibi

Admissions Counselor

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Leah Whitham

Manager of Guest Services

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