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Turn Dreams Into Destiny

There’s nothing ordinary about you, even if the world doesn’t see it—yet.

There’s nothing pedestrian about your dreams, even if some may dismiss them.

You alone know the breadth of your potential. You alone can bring it forth.

Discover your gifts. Develop your talents. And find your wings. At Fontbonne University.

Soar Higher.

Academic Programs

Set the bar high. Expect more of your education and your life. With a tradition of academic excellence and instructors who are as passionate about teaching as they are about their specialty, Fontbonne will help you develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve your goals. Choose from more than 100 areas of study, including several programs that are ranked among the best in the nation.

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Supportive Environment

Be challenged. Be inspired. Be seen. At Fontbonne, our faculty and staff care deeply about your development as a scholar and as a person. Academic and career advisors, tutors and counselors stand ready to support you throughout your college journey. Affordable tuition and generous scholarship programs help bring high-quality liberal arts education within reach. And our remarkable 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures you will receive individual guidance from each of your instructors.

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Mission & Values

Improve yourself by serving others. It’s the Fontbonne way. Founded in 1923 with a mission to care for the dear neighbor, Fontbonne’s Catholic values are reflected throughout the curriculum and campus life. From faculty and staff to students and alumni, commitment to service is a common thread uniting all members of the Fontbonne Family. Regardless of your major, you will graduate ready to undertake the rights and responsibilities of a global citizen in the 21stcentury.

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A Caring Community

Share your talents with a college community that will inspire you to excel as a scholar and as a person. Welcoming 1,800 students from a variety of backgrounds, Fontbonne embraces diversity in all its forms. Learn to lead in one of our student organizations—Fontbonne offers many ways to get involved. Exchange ideas and build lasting relationships with professors and peers on our beautiful St. Louis campus. Fontbonne is a small university with a big heart—and a national reputation.

See what it means to Soar Higher at Fontbonne University

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Mission

A Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne University is committed to the common good through the daily pursuit of transformative education, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly.
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The Fontbonne Promise

A college education can open up a world of opportunity for students from less advantaged backgrounds. The Fontbonne Promise is a unique program that provides five years of full tuition and fees, loan free, for qualifying students from the St. Louis area.
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