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THIS IS YOUR MOMENT

THIS IS YOUR MOMENT

BELIEVE LOCATION 2701 Spring Street Fort Wayne, Indiana

FOUNDED 1890

MASCOT Johnny Cougar

COLORS Royal Blue and White

ENROLLMENT Total of 2,340 students: 2,010 undergraduates 330 graduate students

DENOMINATION Roman Catholic

WEBSITE sf.edu

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

Founded by the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

Moves from Lafayette to Fort Wayne

Receives first national accreditation

1890

1944

1957

First athletic teams

Johnny Cougar became our mascot

Built first apartment-style residence hall

Brookside mansion renovation complete

1963

1975

2004

2010

YOU! This is your moment

NOW

The things that make you different, and the passions we share together, create a campus energy that is unique to each incoming class. Our Franciscan tradition calls on all of us to listen and value everyone’s ideas and opinions. By encouraging a trustful, prayerful community of learners we’ve created an environment where deeper and more meaningful conversations come easy. We know the one-on-one interactions you have with your professors benefit us both. If you want an environment that will inspire you through faith and reason, and a place that feels like home, that’s us.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

SCHOOLS

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School of ARTS AND SCIENCES Keith Busse School of BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP School of CREATIVE ARTS School of HEALTH SCIENCES School of PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Does this sound like you? Our sought-after graduates are progressive. They’re engaged and often entrepreneurs who make a difference in their communities. They’re the kind of people who continue to learn and serve others long after they graduate. If this sounds like you, the University of Saint Francis is the perfect place to be. While you’re at USF, you’ll gain the skills you need to positively impact the world. Our approach to education isn’t just about learning the steps in a process. Our approach to education is deeper than that. It’s about understanding how your life affects other people, and knowing how to share your education with them. Remember—college isn’t just about the next four years. While you’re here, we’ll support you as you build the skills you’ll need to begin the rest of your life. This is your moment.

We are mission driven. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of Faith and Reason, the University of Saint Francis engages a diverse community in learning, leadership and service.

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15:1

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

38 CLUBS Student life is the heart and soul of your college experience. We want you to make new friends who love the things you love. Really like movies? Join Film Club. Want to have an impact on a global scale? Volunteer for a mission trip. Want to meet people in your major and gain professional experience at the same time? There’s a club for that, too. Outside the classroom—that’s where your friends and memories are made.

Ultimate Road Trip. It’s a true weekend-long adventure. We pull a destination out of a hat, and drive. There’s no plan. There’s no agenda. It’s just about getting off campus, going somewhere new, and making friends. If you really want to explore New York City (it’s a favorite—we’ve gone twice) or go hiking in the Appalachians, let us know. You come up with the destinations we put into the hat.

EXPLORE Make friends. Break barriers. Do the unexpected. Connect with the community. Foster peace and justice.

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NEW YORK CITY

WASHINGTON D.C.

PHILADELPHIA

CHARLOTTE

ATLANTA

BALTIMORE

COLORADO SPRINGS

NASHVILLE

DALLAS

MYRTLE BEACH

{ Ultimate Road Trip — Past Destinations }

Values in Action: Serve one another, society and the Church. Every year, our student-led “Formula for Life” raises money to buy food and baby formula for orphans in Haiti. In 2013, they raised $75,000 and sent student volunteers to begin construction of a new orphanage. Our students barely packed anything. They wanted more room in their bags to bring extra supplies for the orphanage. That’s commitment.

GET INVOLVED

31%

OF EVENTS ARE COMMUNITY SERVICE RELATED

337 79 58 46 31 11 7

Student Get-togethers Intramural Activities Community Service Projects Social Programs/Events Mission/Values Programs/Events Recreational/Wellness Programs/Events Cultural/Diversity Programs/Events 7

Clubs and Organizations American Advertising Federation Act One Drama Club Art Ed Society Cougars Care Cougars for Life Counseling Club Dead Artists Society Democracy Matters Eco Club Educators in Action Equestrian Team f/8 Photo Club Film Club Franciscans Respecting Everyone’s Dignity Graduate Student Nursing Association Honors Club Intramurals Love 146 Task Force Luca Pacioli Accounting Society Mudpuppies Ceramics Club Music Technology Club Paw Print Student Newspaper Peer Ministry Physician Assistant Society Pre-Professional Healthcare Club Public Relations Society Residence Hall Association Science Club Social Work Club SIGGRAPH Animation Club Student Activities Council Student Art League Student Government Association Students in Free Enterprise Student Nurses Association Students Promoting Intercultural Exchange STAND: USF Grassroots Chapter Trim-Line Zumba USF Legal Society

Saint Francis Traditions. Little Regatta Boat Race. Each student club enters a team to race canoes across Mirror Lake. The fastest team gets prizes, and so does the best dressed. Because if there’s anything better than laughing hysterically as four of your friends topple into the lake, it’s watching four of your friends dressed as pirates topple into the lake.

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Res life is great. USF offers three options for living on campus: traditional rooms, suites and apartments. You have the opportunity to live in any one you want. (Ask around. That’s not very common.) Our halls all have kitchenettes, rec areas, computer lounges, and study rooms. Every room has its own temperature control, wi-fi and movable/stackable furniture. It’s your space, and we want you to enjoy it.

Ultimate Road Trip. See facing page for details. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. To show reverence for the unique dignity of all people, students, professors and staff volunteer all across Fort Wayne — ladling soup, walking dogs, digging gardens and making blankets — in a community-wide service project.

Fair Trade Coffeehouse Events. Hang out with Campus Ministry and our peer ministers in our student center. Enjoy a little live music and free fair-trade coffee. Relax and support your fellow students as they pick up the mic.

Cougar Athletics. Cheer on the Cougars at one of our games.

USF feels like home. Whether you’re living on

It’s home. It’s family. It’s a community of people who are dedicated to growing personally, professionally and spiritually. It’s for you.

campus, or somewhere in the bustling city of Fort Wayne, you’ve got a place here and we want you to be comfortable. If you’re the kind of person who likes the community of a noisy coffee shop, we have Cyber Fresh Café. If you need a quiet place to study, you should check out the library. Tucked in between the piles of medical journals and reference books, there are private study areas to slip away with your laptop and do homework.

“I have met so many friends just from going to games, talking to people within my program, and through activities. I once won $40 worth of gift cards just at Commuter Bingo. Being a commuter doesn’t exclude you from anything. Also, commuters get a lot of free food, and who doesn’t love free food?!”

You don’t have to be on the field to be part of the team. Our student section calls itself the USF Hooligans. They’re the best, and there’s room for one more! All regular-season events are free once you have your USF ID.

Commuter Bucks. Watch a comedian? Get a commuter buck. Come to Commuter Bingo? Win gas cards and get a commuter buck. At the end of the year, bring all of your commuter bucks to a special auction and win prizes!

– Steph Shuler, Junior, Nursing

Formula 4 Life. See facing page for details. Stay Fit. The USF Stay Fit Challenge was started in 2012 by our student body president. His challenge to students? Stay healthy during the school year. You get points for working out in our oncampus fitness center, running, and eating healthy. If you get the most points, you win the most prizes!

Food made by our very own on-campus chef is offered to make sure you have a variety of delicious choices at breakfast, lunch and dinner. We offer four on-campus food locations, including Subway and a café for late-night hunger. Your Cougar ID is all you need to eat anywhere on campus. If you want to test us out during your visit, let us know! It’s free!

Koinonia. This quiet, off-campus retreat led by Campus Ministry provides a faith-filled experience and spiritual adventure you will never forget. Step back from everyday life and reconnect with God, others and yourself. 9

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OF OUR STUDENTS BROUGHT A PIECE OF

TO CAMPUS WITH THEM

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YEARS

What does it mean to be a “Champion of Character”?

INDIVIDUAL

It means who you are and how you do things matters. When you’re a Cougar athlete, you don’t just show up for practice. You’ll come with us during school visits and campus clinics to talk to younger athletes about the importance of character and sportsmanship. As a collegiate athlete, these younger students will look up to you. It’s your opportunity to be a good role model and lead by example. You will be among the best anywhere. USF’s NAIA Champion of Character scorecard was third in the country last year.

NATIONAL APPEARANCES

COUGARS On the court. On the field. Cheering in the stands. No matter where you are, you’re one of the team. Show your Cougar spirit!

16 ATHLETIC PROGRAMS OFFERED:

ATHLETIC. FOCUSED. DRIVEN. “As an athlete learning about video production, my ideal job would be with ESPN.”

It’s about the pleasure of playing

MEN Baseball Basketball Cross-Country Football Golf Soccer Tennis Track & Field

without the pressure to compete. Intramurals are just for fun. (Although, if there were an NAIA corn hole team, we’d be all about it.) Come out and join in. Basketball Volleyball Ultimate Frisbee

Wiffle Ball Dodgeball Soccer

Corn Hole Table Tennis Kickball

WOMEN Basketball Cross-Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Also offered: Cheer, Dance, Intramurals

LEADER. COORDINATOR. ATHLETE. “Juggling football and school was challenging, but the professors were always there for me.”

SEEKER. ATHLETE. ACHIEVER. “All schools fill out an NAIA Champions of Character ‘scorecard’ to show where we stand among all NAIA institutions. USF was ranked third in the country last year out of all NAIA schools. We take this very seriously and do our best to represent these values.” - Christy Young, Head Women’s Soccer Coach

“Like my soccer coach said, education is about becoming a better person.”

Want to be a Cougar athlete?

Want to stand out? Include a link to your highlight reel on your recruit form. 1 Apply to USF 2 Fill out the “Future Cougar” recruit form at saintfranciscougars.com

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NATIONAL APPEARANCES

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Kayla Drake, Communication

TEAM

WITHIN THE LAST

Bret Winegardner, Math

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Zach Baron, Accounting

USF is a member of NAIA (the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

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STUDENTS COMPLETED OVER

OF COMMUNITY

Jason Beer, English

10,000 HOURS

SERVICE

IN THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR

TEACHER. HELPER. STORYTELLER.

All are welcome at USF and benefit from our mission of learning, leadership and service. Your education here will include deeper conversations about your spiritual and personal development and how they support your academic and professional goals. We exist to serve the public good and what we stand for is captured in our Franciscan values. These universal values show up in everything we do. It’s something you’ll come to realize as you help others in the community, interact with fellow students and engage with your professors.

We seek to show each person God’s love. Campus Ministry provides opportunities for worship, fellowship and spiritual growth for everyone on campus. Daily Catholic Masses and monthly interfaith services Off-Campus weekend retreats led by our Peer Ministry team  Scripture and faith sharing groups  Concerts, coffeehouses, themed lunches and fellowship events  RCIA, an opportunity to further explore the Catholic faith  

VALUES

St. Francis is the patron saint of ecology. It’s no surprise that “Respect Creation” is one of our five Franciscan values. You’ll see the impact of our Green Campus initiatives everywhere, including the free bicycle loaning program (created by a student!) to encourage others to use less gas. In front of Brookside’s St. Francis statue, we hold a “Blessing of the Pets” every October for the Fort Wayne community. Many of our students’ Senior Capstone Projects involve environmental improvements. You can see one example above. Cole coordinated the planting of a rain garden around Mirror Lake!

USF HAS LOTS OF

GREEN-FRIENDLY

INITIATIVES here are a few examples

RECYCLED NEWSPAPER INSULATION

MOTION-SENSOR LIGHT SWITCH

CAMPUS-WIDE RECYCLING BINS

LOANING OUT BICYCLES TO STUDENTS

ATHLETE. LEADER. FRIEND. “Come to USF with a goal, and be the best you can be.”

UNIVERSAL. ACCEPTING. RESPECTFUL. “Everyone treats everyone else with respect and integrity, students and professors alike.” sf.edu/successfulalums

Our community includes many people with many backgrounds and beliefs.

Reverence the UNIQUE DIGNITY of each person. ENCOURAGE a trustful, prayerful community of learners. SERVE ONE ANOTHER, society and the Church. Foster PEACE AND JUSTICE. RESPECT Creation.

Franciscan Values

Pursuit of knowledge. Sincere dialogue. Mutual respect. Search for truth. These are distinctive characteristics of a Catholic university.

franciscan

BELIEVE

André Turner, Biology/Pre-Med

“I was taught—and still believe—that education creates opportunity and equality.”

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IN THE

NATION

FOR JOB CREATION -Fiscal Times, 2011

A Vibrant Heart

COLUMBUS

3 hrs.

INDIANAPOLIS 2 hrs.

DAYTON

2.5 hrs.

“It’s great being a young entrepreneur these days because the sky’s the limit. We can do anything we want. I think the best thing about living in Indiana as an entrepreneur is the size of our community. It’s very accessible. You can jump in and know people, and get to know people pretty quickly. Downtown Fort Wayne is really coming to life.”

Making the Scene

Saint Francis alumni graduate with a resume filled with hands-on experience. Being in the heart of Indiana’s second-largest city allows our students to intern at Fortune 500 companies, state government offices, internationally-known nonprofits and industryleading healthcare facilities. Employers want employees with experience, so we make sure our students graduate with it. Want to read more about internships? Check out page 28.

These are the unfiltered voices of real people in downtown Fort Wayne. If you’re thinking about making this place your home for the next four years of your life, you should want to know what people think.

2.75 hrs.

3 hrs.

What sets our graduates apart?

VIDEOS

DETROIT

CHICAGO

Fort Wayne is Indiana’s second-largest city. Go to a concert. See a play. Watch a ball game downtown. This city is the best kind of backdrop for your college experience.

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extensive arts community, and we knew our students had to be part of it all. Our new Performing Arts Center in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne is already a cultural hub for theatrical and dance performances, community events, and concerts.

Talent Made Here

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USF goes downtown. Fort Wayne supports an

DOWNTOWN FORT WAYNE HAPPENINGS

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“I’ve been to musical performances in these art spaces. Everything from my own band getting a chance to play a CD release show at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to National Act — they had a small DIY gallery with chairs packed with people elbow to elbow. It’s something that wouldn’t happen in a classic art gallery setting, and it’s happening all over in this area.”

MINOR LEAGUE STADIUM IN THE UNITED STATES. -Stadium Journey Magazine

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FORT WAYNE, INDIANA.

Explore the city

94%

Sports Komet Hockey Mad Ants Basketball  TinCaps Baseball  Derby Girls Roller Derby  

OF OUR 2012 GRADUATES REPORT BEING EMPLOYED FULL-TIME OR ENROLLED IN ANOTHER PROGRAM

Culture (Music, Art, Museums) Headwaters Park—outdoor concerts and festivals  Embassy Theatre—concerts and plays  Fort Wayne Philharmonic  Art Link—gallery for emerging artists  Community Theatre—Civic, Arena Dinner Theatre  Fort Wayne Museum of Art  Fort Wayne Coliseum—national concert acts 

Worship 

Fort Wayne is the city of 100+ churches

Retail (Shopping!) Glenbrook Mall— second-largest mall in Indiana! DeBrand’s Chocolate tours  Vera Bradley Outlet Sale—founded in Fort Wayne  Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center  

Just for fun! Cinema Center—independent and foreign films Botanical Conservatory  Science Central  Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo—world-class zoo  Six movie theaters, including the Cinema Grille— for dinner and a show!  

EXCELLENCE Over 80 academic programs and nearly as many minors, plus personalized degree options and concentrations means you can get exactly the education you want.

Why a liberal arts education?

International travel allows you to experience

The University of Saint Francis has a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence. The reason why can be found in the liberal arts tradition that teaches beyond the basics of a professional education. It teaches you what employers tell us they need—highly competent professionals with critical thinking skills. This means that you can go to your new job with the skills to adapt to change and apply new learning quickly and effectively. Your boss is going to love you.

We believe students learn best when they get hands-on experience. Internships, co-ops and clinicals can help you figure out your career goals. All of these opportunities give you professional experience, so when you graduate you have the kind of advantage you need to stand out and land an interview. USF’s full-time professors (a high percentage compared to other places) use their professional and industry contacts to help their students find career connections.

PERFORMANCE OF STUDENT-FACULTY INTERACTION PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

*National Survey of Student Engagement 2011

your education — not just read it from a book. We want you to visit the Sistine Chapel, not just study the pictures. We want you to understand the cultural complexities of international business between the United States and Brazil. Our students have the opportunity to travel the world because it’s a critical part of understanding what it means to be part of a global community. Past global learning experiences include:  Environmental Science trips to the Bahamas (home

to the world’s third-largest barrier reef) Art trips (England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy)  International Business trips (Brazil, England, France, Belgium and Germany)  Medical Mission trips (Haiti, Costa Rica and Indonesia)  Service Learning trips (Haiti and Chile)  Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy (see where St. Francis lived)

HIGHER SCORE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS



70+ PEER UNIVERSITIES

600+ SURVEY GROUP

Free stuff! 100+ miles of trails—walking and biking Concerts—Rock the Plaza, Friday Nights Live  Haunted Fort Wayne Tour  Festival of Christmas Trees in December  Johnny Appleseed Festival  Taste of the Arts  

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POSSIBLE INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS: This is not a comprehensive list. Our students do internships all over the country. If you are interested in doing an internship somewhere new, our professors will help you make it happen.



ACRES



Aunt Millie’s Bakery



DeKalb County United Way



Ferguson Advertising



Fort Wayne Metals



Indiana Michigan Power



Parkview Hospital



US Forest Service



Allen County Health Department



BKD Accounting



DeKalb Hospital



Fort Wayne Chamber



Fort Wayne Museum of Art



Johnson & Johnson



Pixar



Vorderman Photography



Allen County Public Library



Boys & Girls Club



Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend



Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo



Fort Wayne Orthopedics



Lutheran Hospital



St. Joseph Hospital



Warsaw Women’s Center



Artlink Contemporary Art



Britton Marketing and Design



Dupont Hospital



Fort Wayne Dept. of Health



Humana Concentra



Lincoln Financial



Steel Dynamics



YWCA



Asher Agency



City of Fort Wayne



Excell Color Graphics



Fort Wayne Komets



Indiana DNR



Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House



Sweetwater Sound



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150 HOURS OF OBSERVATION BEFORE STUDENT TEACHING BEGINS

Fort Wayne provides a perfect setting for earning an education degree because it’s home to such a variety of educational settings. Whether you want to teach in a very diverse, large public school or a small, private institution, Fort Wayne has it. You will have the opportunity to test out different classrooms, so when you graduate you will know how to find the perfect school setting for you.

That’s part of your education at USF, and that’s why, when we graduate our students as teachers, counselors, social workers, and healthcare professionals, they’re very good at what they do.

Practice your practical skills. Our state-of-the-art simulation lab, used by every healthcare student, gives you a safe place to practice your skills. Your human patient simulator will respond to your care in very real ways. You will run emergency simulations so you can react to real crisis situations with confidence. The hospital clinical supervisors always tell us they know which ones are the USF students. (Because

they’re the best!)

EXTRA

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

=

BETTER

JOB AFTER GRADUATION

TEACHER. COUNSELOR. GUIDE. “The university treated me like an individual, and that’s how I treat my students.”

TRANSFER. VOLUNTEER. INDIVIDUAL. “USF thinks about the community and helps students grow through helping others.”

USF NURSING =

3 YEARS OF IN-HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE

MOST SCHOOLS =

ONLY 2 YEARS OF IN-HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE

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Learn to be a teacher.

With us, you’ll learn the skills you need to heal bodies, counsel and advocate for others, and enrich young minds using an experience-based learning model that promotes a deeper understanding in your field of study. Both classroom and on-site internships connect why nursing is about more than knowing anatomy and demonstrates that being an English teacher is more than being really good at putting commas in the right place. It’s about taking care of people, advocating for their benefit and helping them to live better lives.

NURSE. PROFESSIONAL. LEADER. “What I learned as an undergrad allowed me to move into my career.” Nadzara Sakinovic, Education and School Counseling

HELP OTHERS

Where better to learn the skills that make these careers possible than at an institution that puts service to others right in its mission and values?

Amanda Pedro, Nursing

We live our Franciscan values through service. You’ll get to help others in their communities and all over the world.

Mike GeRue, Nursing

Career professionals in healthcare, education, social work and psychology are in the business of making people’s lives better.

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CLINICAL LAB SCIENCE STUDENTS SPEND th THEIR ENTIRE

4 YEAR

IN A HOSPITAL LAB

Our professors are dedicated, practicing professionals in their fields. Whether you’re an art, music, dance or communication major, your professors will provide you an exciting, creative environment that is personalized in application, collaborative in practice and progressive in outlook. Because they’ve worked in the field, they can model their classrooms to provide you an experience that works like the real world.

a national graphic design competition hosted by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). Our USF student chapter has won the most student awards in Northeast Indiana since the competition added a student category in 2005. (We’re kind of a big deal.)

Dani Kiefer, Art and Design

CREATE

A couple of USF alumni come back to use current students in a commercial for DeBrand’s Chocolates.

Let’s get your hands dirty. Many of our science programs are field-intensive. We take you out of the lab and into the rivers to study aquatic life, and into the woods to study plants where they thrive. Some programs keep you in the classroom because of “liability” concerns. We teach you the principles of safety, as well as the skills you’ll need to do field research, and send you exploring. We have a wide variety of science programs, including one that will prepare you to start your own environmental science company.

USF students learn how the world works. Our new META program (Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts) trains students to work in teams on real-world projects. Graphic design, animation, business, music technology and communication students will work together to complete projects commissioned from businesses in Fort Wayne. Modern careers require the ability to work as a team, and our students will be prepared to work in that environment.

THE USF

STUDIO ART

PROGRAM

INCLUDES CLASSES ON MARKETING AND BUSINESS SO STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO MARKET THEMSELVES AND WORK WITH GALLERY DIRECTORS AFTER GRADUATION

DESIGNER. PHOTOGRAPHER. COHORT. “A liberal arts education helps me to have a deeper conversation about art.” Eric Romary, Music Technology

All USF seniors must complete a Capstone Project. Working one-on-one with your professors, you’ll research, design, perform and showcase the skills you’ve learned as a student.

2013 USF AAF STUDENT CHAPTER AWARDS 1 BEST IN SHOW 2 JUDGES CHOICE 10 GOLD ADDYS 12 SILVER ADDYS

National and on Campus. You can participate in

REAL LIFE. REAL MOMENTS.

MUSICIAN. TRAVELER. FILMMAKER. “Through USF, I went to New York and mixed sound for a documentary.” sf.edu/successfulalums

Anatomy is a perfect subject for painters. Photography is a practical application of the scientific processes you learn in a lab. Our students graduate with an understanding of the entire human experience, and they are better for it.

Making of “DeBrand’s ‘My Bar’ Commercial”

Our approach to education provides a blended experience, of both curriculum and the type of students you’ll meet.

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A degree in business can get you a job in healthcare, just as easily as a degree in English can get you a job in marketing.

Do you want to start your own business one day? If you plan to study medicine, therapy, pharmacy, or

Justin Hoover, Environmental Science

Degrees in business, marketing, and communication are so versatile because every industry needs to employ people who can write and speak with fluency.

DEVOTED. EXPERIENCED. SUPPORTED. “In your classes, you meet people with different ideas, and that helps you grow.”

law, you should have the business knowledge to help your company be successful, or the foundations to start your own practice. Either way, strong critical thinking skills are the key to building your career.

JOB PLACEMENT

RATE THROUGH

If your dream career requires more than just a bachelor’s degree, then USF is the place to be. We offer 14 graduate programs and our alumni get a significant discount on a second degree. Plus, we have six dual-accept healthcare programs with schools across the country. “Dual-accept” means you would have a seat in medical school as a high school senior, which means this is the last college search process you’ll ever have to navigate! (For a full list, check out the back of

the viewbook.)

Integrated Cooperatives (EPIC) allows students to get two years of paid co-op experience in an industry of their choice, while still graduating in four years. For two years, students rotate through the functions of business (production, marketing, human resources, accounting, etc.) to gain understanding of the entire business model. (Plus, those two years of paid work are pretty nice.)

USF STUDENTS

WRITE, EDIT, DIRECT AND PRODUCE

“BROADSTROKES” A SHOW ON PBS 39.

INTERN. DIRECTOR. PROFESSIONAL. “A university internship with PBS 39 led to my position as a producer/director.”

IMPRESSIVE. DEFINING. EPIC. The Entrepreneurship Program with Integrated Cooperatives gives business students additional real-world experience.

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sf.edu/successfulalums

100%

Give yourself a boost.

At USF, business is EPIC. Our Entrepreneurial Program with

Amber Warnick, Communication

EXCEED

USF offers a wide range of minors. Minors focus your education to match your career goals. If you want to write for a science magazine, pair your English degree with a science minor (or vice versa). Talk to your professors about your goals—about your passions—and they’ll help prepare you for your dream job.

EPIC Commercial

The world is full of people from diverse cultures and educational backgrounds, which is why the hallmarks of a liberal arts education—exceptional critical thinking and communication skills—are so important.

USF HAS

Find your passion. Work with our Center for Service Engagement

ALUMNI IN ALL

to explore different nonprofits. If you want to start a career helping others, the nonprofit industry is a great place to look. Places like the American Red Cross, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen and Big Brothers, Big Sisters always need volunteers. The Center for Service Engagement can connect you, which gives you a chance to figure out what kind of job will be right for you once you graduate.

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If you need help, we’ve got it. While you’re a student, our Student Academic Support Services provides whatever help you need. We offer the basics like academic tutoring and oneon-one counseling, but we’ll gladly personalize if you need something extra. If you need help putting together a study plan or managing your time, let us know. The transition from high school to college can be challenging, and we’re here to make sure you excel. Including: Student, career, internship services TRiO—individual counseling for first-generation students  Customized student services  

“Going to USF has been a great experience that has allowed me to do much more than prepare for a career. Through my time here, I have grown as a person as well. The professors here really care about you and want you to succeed. All you have to do as a student is understand that’s the role of the professor, and realize help is always there for those who ask for it. It is ultimately up to you to figure out what— or how much—you want to get out of college, but USF is a great place to grow while exploring those aspirations.” - Sarah Morton, Senior, Music Technology

Get help landing your first job. Make sure you go to our Network for Success event. First there’s a quick seminar on making business small talk and speaking with professionals. Then we introduce you to business people in the Fort Wayne area. It’s a great way to make an impression on your potential future boss! 24

ALL ABOUT YOU

You need it all: exceptional academic programs, personalized support and access to networking, internships and service opportunities.

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USF offers a lot of scholarships.

RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

OUR VALUE

Affordable, quality education. Free online application. Why wait? Get started now.

ACADEMIC: We look at your GPA and SAT/ACT to determine your scholarship. Use our scholarship calculator to figure out yours. All USF first-time, full-time freshmen are awarded a scholarship.  TALENT: Artists, musicians, filmmakers, editors can audition or submit an art or writing portfolio for review.  ATHLETIC: Get paid to play. It’s as simple as that.  ENDOWED: Check out sf.edu/financialaid for a full list.  SCHOLARSHIP CALCULATOR: Try it at sf.edu/financialaid. 

All students are encouraged to apply. It’s your job to study hard and make the most of your college experience. It’s our job to make sure you successfully navigate the rigors of a college education and make sure you graduate without unnecessary debt. With 120 years of successful alumni, we’re very good at it. We awarded over $14 million dollars in grants and scholarships last year. After all that aid, the average cost of a USF education compares favorably to that of many state schools. As a Franciscan institution, we believe a quality education should be available to everyone. Cost should never get in the way of your dream school.

“When I was searching for colleges, one of my determining factors was the cost. I was unwilling to put myself in the position where I would be burdened with massive student loans. At first I admit I was wary when I read the price tag for a Saint Francis education. As I went through the process I learned how affordable it truly was. USF offered many scholarships and forms of aid which reduced the cost to something I could afford and then some. Without this aid I never could have grown in the ways I have and I thank God every day for the education I am able to receive because of it.” - Nick Curtis, Junior, Secondary Education

Steps to apply to USF 1 Go to sf.edu/apply. It’s free! 2 Send high school transcripts. Ask your guidance counselor to help. 3 Take the ACT/SAT. Add USF to your list of schools and your scores come to us automatically. It’s really that easy. If you have questions, just ask! admis@sf.edu or 260-399-8000

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80+ ACADEMIC OPTIONS UNDERGRADUATE Accounting  EPIC  Traditional Applied Human Development and Management Art History Biology Business Administration  EPIC  Traditional (Concentrations in Marketing, Sports Management, Management) Chemistry Communication  Film/Media/Video  Organizational  Public Relations  Theatre Communication Arts and Graphic Design* Computer Art/Animation Dance* Education (P-12)  Visual Art  Health and Physical Education  Special Education

Education (Elementary) Education (Secondary)  Business  Chemistry  English/Language Arts  Health and PE  Life Science  Mathematics  Social Studies English Environmental Science* Forensic Chemistry General Studies Health and Exercise Science Health Services History Legal Studies Liberal Studies* Mathematics Medical Laboratory Technician Ministry* Music Technology* Nursing*

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*Associate and Bachelor degrees available

University of Saint Francis is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (Open Pathway; info@hlcommission.org)

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