Since its beginning in 1847, Saint Francis University has established an exceptional track record of success. Standing the test of time, the University upholds its commitment - now 150 years strong - to offering high quality academic programs, an active student life, leadership opportunities, and personalized attention from dedicated professionals - all within a Franciscan tradition. At Saint Francis, you benefit from a strong liberal arts foundation which fosters such essential skills as critical thinking, written and oral communication, problem solving - qualities which will help you excel in your professional and personal endeavors. Our excellent academic programs (including an innovative self-designed major) offer fields of study to meet a wide range of interests. You are taught by professors, not graduate assistants. As a result of our low 14:1 student/faculty ratio, you're assured of the instructor's full attention within and beyond the classroom. Saint Francis University faculty stress hands-on experiences such as internships, research, case studies, fieldwork, and interaction with professionals.