Quincy University

1800 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301

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Main telephone 217-222-8020
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Catholic
Date founded 1860
Degrees offered Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Campus size 70 acres
County Adams
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Number of full time, freshmen men 122
Number of full time, freshmen women 93
Total number of full time freshmen 215
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 0
Total number of freshmen men 122
Total number of freshmen women 93
Total number of freshmen 215
Number of full time, undergraduate men 462
Number of full time, undergraduate women 472
Total number of full time undergraduates 934
Number of part time, undergraduate men 41
Number of part time, undergraduate women 67
Total number of part time undergraduates 108
Total number of undergraduate males 503
Total number of undergraduate females 539
Total number of undergraduate students 1,042
Total enrollment 1,005
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian Less than 1%
Black 11%
Hispanic 3%
White 73%
Race/ethnicity unknown 7%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 38%
Number of states and territories represented 31
Percentage of students from outside the US 2%
Number of countries represented 16
Percentage of students 25 or older 7%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 15 credits
In-state tuition $31,160
Out-of-state tuition $31,160
Room and board (live on campus)* $11,050
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Degree level (e.g., certificate, associate, bachelor's) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Children of alumni Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 15 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Lisa Flack
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 217-228-5260
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) December 1
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $26,171
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 83%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $2,922
Scholarship or grant $24,256
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $25,245
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 80%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $3,864
Scholarship or grant $22,676
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 201
Number of freshmen who received aid 177
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 753
Number of undergraduates who received aid 686
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Brittany Weiss
Admissions contact title Director, Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-688-4295
Electronic application website www.quincy.edu/admissions/apply-now/
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 637
Number of male applicants accepted 382
Number of male applicants who enrolled 122
Number of female applicants 605
Number of female applicants accepted 385
Number of female applicants who enrolled 93
Total number of applicants 1,242
Total number of applicants accepted 767
Total number of applicants who enrolled 215
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available www.quincy.edu/admissions/apply-now/
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.5
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Recommended, but not required
Letters of recommendation (#) 1
Letters of recommendation Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Other application materials Audition for music majors, portfolio recommended for art majors
Other application materials Required for some students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Important
Standardized test scores Considered
High school class rank Important
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Important
Religious affiliation/commitment Important
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Life long learning Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
Under 400 3%
400 - 499 30%
500 - 599 42%
600 - 699 25%
SAT math
Under 400 3%
400 - 499 24%
500 - 599 47%
600 - 699 24%
700 - 800 2%
Average SAT math score 542
ACT score
12 - 17 14%
18 - 23 48%
24 - 29 32%
30 - 36 6%
Average ACT score 22
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.26
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 79%
Percentage in top 25% 51%
Percentage in top 10% 35%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 67%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 40%
Between four and five years 10%
Between five and six years 2%
Letters of recommendation 1, required for some students
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Associate Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 117
Student faculty ratio 14:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 64 credit hours
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 credit hours
All students must meet:
Computer course requirements Yes
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement For all students
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program American University (Washington Semester Program)
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (221)
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Brenner Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
TV station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 50
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization, Kappa Kappa Psi, Campus Activity Board, Black Student Union, Institute of Management Accounts
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Percentage of students who live on campus 54%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 85%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Junior
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
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Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 75%
Went directly to graduate or professional school 20%
Was counseled by the career services office 95%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Internships and practica
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Number of undergraduate men 503
Number of undergraduate women 539
Total number of undergraduate students 1,042
Total enrollment 1,005
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.