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关于 Saint 弗朗西斯 University

Saint 弗朗西斯 University is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, 和 the oldest celebrating 弗朗西斯can values. Faith, generosity, 尊重, discovery, 和 快乐 are in our DNA, 和 we seek to attract students (like you) with a passion for shaping the world.


Faith · Generosity · Respect 

Discovery · Joy


Become that Someone at Saint 弗朗西斯 University

 

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Fuel your mind, body, & 灵魂
high in the Laurel Highl和s.

Saint 弗朗西斯 University's 600-acre campus in Loretto, Pennsylvania is in the heart of the great outdoors, yet the location provides an easy drive to Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, D.C., 和 New York City. 

Our Campus

The Spirit of SFU

WELCOME TO LORETTO, PA.

Find your home away from home in this spirited 和 safe campus community full of student activities, leadership opportunities, 和 spiritual programs. 访问 our campus!

 

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You're in Red Flash Territory! 

 

Up here, we study hard 和 we play hard.

 

We are home to one of the smallest NCAA Division-I programs in the nation with 23 athletic teams. Our athletes are known for academic excellence as well as sportsmanship - GO RED FLASH!

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Facts, Rankings 和 More!

Saint 弗朗西斯 University: A Mind for Excellence, Spirit for Peace 和 Justice, Heart For Service 

  • SFU receives an "A" rating for safety in the Safest College Campuses survey published by the college research site, 利基市场.
  • The Brookings Institution ranks Saint 弗朗西斯 fourth among four-year schools with the greatest success in Middle-Class Mobility.
  • SFU 体育运动 department recorded the 43rd consecutive semester with an overall GPA at or above 3.0. 

 

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Saint 弗朗西斯 University is founded 和 animated by the 弗朗西斯can Friars of the Third Order Regular Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a result, one of our distinctive goals is to enable 弗朗西斯can values 和 the Catholic tradition to shape intellectual inquiry 和 decision-making, both on a personal 和 institutional level.

University History

It all started with six friars from Irel和.


Founding Friars

Brother Giles Carroll along with five of his friar brothers of the 弗朗西斯cans of the Third Order Regular from the Archdiocese of Tuam in Irel和 requested permission from the bishop of the Pittsburgh diocese to bring their dream, rooted in sharing the teachings of Saint 弗朗西斯 of Assisi, to fruition in the Americas.  Saint 弗朗西斯 Academy was the early result of their efforts.

 

Leadership Today 

Today Saint 弗朗西斯 University remains sponsored by the 弗朗西斯cans of the Third Order Regular 和 the university's president is always a member of the order. Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R. Ph.D.,  assumed the office of the president on May 12, 2014, with his official inauguration taking place on October 4, 2014.   SFU is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of both laypeople 和 弗朗西斯cans.