Quick Facts

Campus Location: Suburban St. Louis

Founded: 1923

Type: 4-year, coeducational, liberal arts, private, nonprofit, Catholic

Sponsoring Church Organization: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Enrollment: 1,526 (968 full-time undergraduates) as of fall 2016
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Traditional First-Year Student Profile: 56% female, 44% male,

Overall Student Profile: 67% female, 33% male; 20% domestic students of color, 11% international students; 28 countries represented throughout the student body

Faculty: 229 (full and part-time); 76% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field.

Application for admission: Rolling admission deadline

Academic programs: 42 majors; 35 minors; 17 graduate programs

Athletics: Division III, NCAA, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)

Sports: Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball. Women’s: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball (a dance team is also available). Find info, stats and more on Fontbonne’s athletics website.

Housing: 3 residence halls; 65% of full-time freshmen live on campus.

Tuition & fees 2016-2017: $24,610
Tuition & fees 2017-2018: $25,460

Room & board 2016-2017: $9,107 (avg)
Room & board 2017-2018: $9,590 (avg)

Alumni: 19,315. 74% of alumni live or work in the greater St. Louis area.

  • History


    It is on the tradition of service and based on the values of the Congregation of St. Joseph, that Fontbonne University was founded. A devotion to the tradition continues to move Fontbonne forward into the future. Learn more.

  • Mission


    Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 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. Learn more.

  • Academics


    At Fontbonne University, our goal is to impart knowledge — and understanding. In addition to becoming well-informed in your chosen field, you will learn important skills, such as effective communication, critical thinking and teamwork. Learn more.