Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,065 undergraduate students
96% of undergrad students are full time
47% male 53% female
36% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
52 full-time faculty
62 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student/faculty ratio
63% of first year students live on campus
54% of all students live on campus
Quincy, Illinois (pop. 41,000). Situated on limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, Quincy is a regional hub for a variety of industries, diverse shopping centers, and recreation.
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Retention Fall 2015
69% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2015
52% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
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|Two or more races||2%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||10%|
15 intercollegiate sports. Member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women.
Founded in 1860, Quincy University is a four-year, liberal arts Franciscan university.
Degree Completion Programs: http://www.quincy.edu/academics/degree-completion-programs
Graduate Programs: http://www.quincy.edu/academics/graduate-programs
Quincy University provides programs that support the academic success of each student. These programs increase self-awareness, personal development, social responsibility, and the ability to function in a global society.
A program for everyone
More than 1,200 students from across the country and around the world enroll in over 30 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate programs. Students gain insight across many fields of study, learning to think critically and see issues from different points of view. The relatively small size allows for a strong sense of community on campus. No matter students’ backgrounds, they are made to feel welcome.
Students may chose to study abroad at some point during their four years at Quincy University. Currently, students can study at 36 institutions in 23 foreign nations.
Quincy’s worldwide service projects teach students to be compassionate members of society who are organized, team-oriented leaders.
QU recently invested in several physical upgrades throughout campus. The university completed a major renovation of all student residences, created an interactive Student Success Center, established a pre-law center with a Mock Trial courtroom, and renovated many classrooms and science laboratories.
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Personal Faculty Relationships
More than 77% of full-time faculty have the highest degree in their fields, and the student/faculty ratio is 14:1. The average class size is 20. Students will agree that faculty members are not only accessible, but also approachable. Faculty members hold office hours outside the courses they teach. They encourage their students to stop by the office, email them, or even call them at home with any problems.
The Honors Program
The Honors Program promotes academic excellence through critical thinking, original research, and exceptional writing. The program creates a shared experience in an intellectual community and prepares students for a life of service and leadership. Students enjoys a diversity of colloquia, the challenge of the Honors Core, and the special interest of the honors electives. Through the Honors Program, they build lives of learning, leadership, and service.
Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Service Learning is a type of experiential education that combines academic goals with activities that address human and community needs. Service Learning is deeply embedded in the foundation of Quincy University as a Catholic, Franciscan University.
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Class Size Breakdown
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It’s not all about classes. Students can participate in more than 40 student organizations. QU’s goal is to provide campus-wide programs that promote diversity, leadership, and service, all of which support the university’s mission. Students have numerous opportunities to become active members of student organizations.
QU is a place students love to call home. The new Student Living Center houses students in apartment-style settings. Each apartment comes with a kitchen area equipped with a full-size refrigerator, oven, microwave, and sink. In addition, each apartment has its own bathroom and furnished living room area.
Quincy is located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The city is home to eight museums, a symphony hall, an art center, a collegiate summer league baseball team, and several multi-national companies. Students have can spend time at local parks, along the riverfront, or at the shopping-friendly boutiques downtown.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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Other: Living Learning Communities
Quincy alumni span across all 50 states and 12 countries, and all are eager to help new students and graduates succeed.
Recent grads include a New York environmental analyst, an executive at Boeing Corp., an executive director of communications at the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and an RN at Mayo Clinic. Graduate, law, and medical schools attended by recent grads include Carnegie Mellon, Washington University School of Law, Loyola, and the Adler School of Professional Psychology.
Internships are integral to a Quincy education. Students intern as early as their first year, gaining valuable work experience. Organizations and businesses that hire Quincy students include ESPN, Walt Disney World, the St. Louis Cardinals, Archer Daniels Midland, and the National Association of Broadcasters.
Admissions Fall 2015
1,553 Total Applicants
984 Total Admissions
278 Total Freshmen Enrollment
63.36% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling Admission? Yes
Priority Date: April 1
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2015
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|SAT Critical Reading||480||590|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID
|Room and Board (on campus)||$10,000|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$38,258|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 estimated
$24,919 First year students
$24,970 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 estimated
88% on average, the percentage of need that was met
29% of financial need students that had need fully met
$17,839 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$5,820 Average need-based loan