Why Fontbonne?

Heritage and History

With a population of nearly 2,000 students, Fontbonne is small — and mighty. Founded in 1923 and still sponsored today by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fontbonne embraces the mission and values of its founders, opening its doors and hearts to all and encouraging open communication and personal concern. The university is located in Clayton, Mo., a suburb in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area, and you can often find students, faculty and staff out in the community, “serving a world in need.” Graduates leave prepared with the knowledge they need to make a living — and live a meaningful life. READ MORE.

Academics and Experience

Fontbonne’s academic programs, faculty and community attract students from across the U.S. and around the world — the university’s St. Louis campus is really a global microcosm with 20 – 30 countries represented at any given time. Students can choose from 43 rigorous, relevant undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, along with numerous minors, certificates and concentrations, ranging from highly lauded programs like deaf education, dietetics and fine arts, to new, innovative disciplines like cyber security, bioinformatics and One Health.

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 includes both theory and practical, real-world experience and application. The 10:1 student-faculty ratio creates ideal opportunities for discussion and personal attention.

Excellence, integrity, respect, diversity, community, justice, service, faith and Catholic identity. This is Fontbonne University.