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USF makes the grade in two publications

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 2:50 p.m. CST

JOLIET, Ill. – After being named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine and a College of Distinction by, the University of St. Francis has also been ranked in the top tier of Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s edition of “Best Colleges” for the ninth consecutive year. It was also named one of the best Midwestern colleges by The Princeton Review.

Rankings were determined by various factors, including freshman retention and graduation rates, class sizes, student to faculty ratios, peer institution assessments, alumni giving rates, programming and more.

Exciting things happening on campus support the rankings. First, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Marcelo Arze of Bolivia, has joined the university teaching staff. Arze’s presence and impact in the classroom, combined with the launching of an entrepreneurship major, a preparation program for school principals, a 3+1 RN to BSN nursing program with Joliet Junior College, an English language and acculturation program and an intermodal transportation institute is proof that USF is making the grade when it comes to new and competitive academic programming.

To find out more about the University of St. Francis, visit or call (800) 735-7500.  

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering 44 undergraduate programs, four degree-completion programs and 15 graduate programs, including two doctoral programs.

Programs are offered in arts and science, business, education, nursing and health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

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