Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville

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Franciscan University of Steubenville is a private Catholic university in Steubenville, Ohio. The university had 3,040 students as of fall 2019, including 2,317 students on campus, in 40 undergraduate and 8 graduate degree programs. The student body is 97 percent Catholic and the university has the greatest number of students majoring in theology, catechetics, and philosophy of any Catholic university in the United States.
The school was established as the College of Steubenville in 1946 by the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular at the request of Bishop Mussio, the first bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville. In 1974, Fr. Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., became President and began a series of major reforms to restore the school to its Catholic heritage. The school changed its name to the University of Steubenville upon achieving university status in 1980, and adopted the current title Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1986.
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  • Defending the Faith Conference on July 26th weekend was EXCELLENT! Beautiful campus, excellent speakers, and THE HOLY SPIRIT... what more can you ask for?  more »
  • Great education, great teachers, Christian environment, not only do you learn a lot but lots of opportunity for spiritual growth. Fantastic nursing program!  more »
  • When you drive up the hill to the University, it doesn't even feel like you're in Steubenville anyore. The University is like a whole new beautiful world up there. I really enjoyed my time here as a student.
  • This school of amazing. The teachers very well versed in a diversity of subjects, particularly Catholic history, doctrine, values, and philosophy. Ooohhh the classes I wanted to take got just could not due to time frame issues, finances, et cetera. Embracing living Catholic in actions, household groups, counselors, 24 hour a day access to Eucharistic adoration, chapels for prayer in every dormitory. Household groups met together, made plans of goals to work toward, celebrated The Lord's Day ever Saturday, retreats and activities. There were opportunities to a participate in the Mass, in the morning, noon and evening. Frequently scheduled Confessions, and, when needed, immediate access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.There were celebrations for Easter that would last with praise for hours, almost till dawn. The monthly Festivals of Praise were so uplifting and rejuvenating. Friends, true friends for life. Good times, game nights, Domino's (and that other pizza delivery place. It might have been Four Star. Waiting in the lobby of the depth to see if the 30 minute rule was done it get free pizza.) (For those with cars and local knowledge Iggy's was the best. There was something the pepperoni flavor or anything that just made it better. Maybe it was that you orders by the slice then they were topped and final baked. I had it just a couple years ago, still greasy and delicious! I had to go to Toronto to get it, but definitely was worth it "Leap Night" (Quantum Leap) at Tommy Moore, games and conversations, hard times, always there for each other. Hugs, just God and the two of us. Mother Mary and our Angels and other patron saints were brought in as we prayed. God living in and through us in our daily activities of living, interactive with others. The best Catholic University the world!

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