Fontbonne University in Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO

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Fontbonne University offers 183-degree programs and 24 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 91%. 28.8% are women, and 71.2% are men. 9% percents of international students. Fontbonne University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Fontbonne University is 16717$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $28588 and $34754 per year. 44% of full-time Fontbonne University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $39,400, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Fontbonne University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Fontbonne University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,924
$30,001 - $48,000$11,101
$48,001 - $75,000$14,463
$75,001 - $110,000$16,181

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4898

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


917 of Fontbonne University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 76 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Fontbonne University number 42 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at Fontbonne University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Fontbonne University.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Fontbonne University graduation rate is below the national average.

44% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Fontbonne University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Fontbonne University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 19%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Fontbonne University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 24%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Fontbonne University full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Fontbonne University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 26
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Fontbonne University is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Fontbonne University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Fontbonne University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Missouri.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 6800 Wydown Blvd address in St Louis, Missouri.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Fontbonne University with 0.22% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

The percentage of crimes on Brentwood Campus

The campus located by 1300 Strussner Drive address in Brentwood, Missouri.


Brentwood Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Fontbonne University with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Brentwood Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Fontbonne University offers 183 programs in total: 117 are for Bachelor's degree, 48 - for Master's degree, 12 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 6 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 34 universities in St. Louis county. Fontbonne University is one of the few institutions in St. Louis that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 24 distance learning programs that are offered in the Fontbonne University: 9 are for Master's degree, 9 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 3 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


Fontbonne University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 970 students with 29114 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 477 with 11447 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Fontbonne University

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so excited to be part of this school this summer :) anyone who can help me regarding scholarship grants? thanks in advance :)

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My art tutor graduated from this school!

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I'm a Fontbonne University Art Alumni and I can say that it's one of the best kept secrets of St. Louis Colleges when it comes to Art. With a focus on classical, figurative studies you won't find any school that can touch the expertise of the professors in the Art Department. Take one class with the famed Victor Wang and you'll see why students come from all over the world just to learn from this master. The faculty provides next-level support that goes above and beyond teaching skills ... they help you to navigate the difficulties and intricacies of the "real world." That can be said of many of the faculty outside of the art department, too. I feel that Fontbonne really prepared me for life outside of college and they did everything they could to provide me with opportunities. The small, historic, easy-to-navigate campus provides a scenic and intimate college experience but still has a lot of the experiences you would expect at a larger college. As small as it is, you really feel as though you matter at Fontbonne. The class sizes are small, providing you with the best possible interaction with the professors. The library has an incredibly curated collection for such a small school, and the cafeteria turns out great food. Seriously, though ... it was an amazing experience. Don't let the "Catholic" designation turn you away, either ... Fontbonne is very welcoming to all sorts of people. I absolutely suggest you look at Fontbonne for your college education. I really felt upon graduation that I was leaving a family and a community of people who truly cared about me and my development as a professional. I still keep in touch with my mentors to this day and I can say, that, YES ... I'm a non-starving artist and a BFA graduate using her art degree. The information I learned at Fontbonne was fantastic, but I learned much more than the books could ever teach me. And I can say today that I'm proud to be a Griffin!

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Great small liberal arts college. I especially love their pottery sales!

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I am an alumnus of Fontbonne University. I earned both my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Marketing and Master of Management degrees from this higher education institution.I chose Fontbonne because the matriculation from Rosati-Kain high school to the campus was the next level for me in my education. The small classes were ideal for me because I had been groomed since grade school to excel with one-on-one interaction with the instructors. The student body is multicultural which is important because the world is a reflection of all walks of life. The most important component that drew me to Fontbonne was its mission statement. I am Catholic and it is very important for me to be able to exercise my faith. Potential students should select an institution that is a good "fit" for them and not based on popularity amongst friends or a name.I highly recommend Fontbonne University.

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Location & Website

Address: 6800 Wydown Blvd

Place: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3148623456

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