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Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs. About 2,000 students annually benefit from the university’s high-quality academic programs offered in a values-based, student-centered environment. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne is located in a beautiful suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The university embraces diversity and inclusion, and encourages open communication and personal concern.

Fontbonne’s programs, faculty and campus attract students from across the U.S. and many other countries. Forty-five majors, 34 minors and 19 graduate programs span a wide range of offerings, from deaf education and dietetics to performing arts, education and fashion merchandising. The university also boasts the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies, comprising more than a dozen undergraduate and graduate degree programs, many in the evening/online formats specifically designed in a convenient, accelerated model for busy adults.

Fontbonne faculty members are heavily focused on teaching, and they’re committed to reaching each and every student. Professors devote their time to creating and delivering a curriculum that best serves their students, and an excellent student-faculty ratio creates ideal opportunities for discussion and personal attention. Faculty must meet high academic criteria — 74 percent of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.

Outside the classroom, experiential learning opportunities, which could include an internship, practicum or student teaching, are incorporated into most academic programs, helping graduates move successfully into their chosen careers.

Learning the importance of existing in a global community is also an important part of the Fontbonne experience. Students have many opportunities to get involved in local community projects, as well as annual service trips to other states and countries.

At Fontbonne University, students not only learn more ... they can be more.