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As you search for your college, we invite you to learn more about Fontbonne and our thriving community, located in the heart of St. Louis County. Established in 1923 with a calling to “serve the dear neighbor,” Fontbonne fosters a welcoming and inclusive culture. While we are extremely proud of our Catholic heritage, we encourage the open exchange of ideas and embrace students and staff of all faiths—or none at all.

In recent years, we have welcomed students from all over the nation and world, and many more from closer to home in St. Louis, Missouri. Find out if Fontbonne is right for you. Pay us a visit and experience for yourself how Fontbonne empowers students of all backgrounds, interests, and aspirations to Soar Higher.

Fontbonne has been named as a top regional university in the Midwest, as well as one of the best value schools in the Midwest, by U.S. News and World Report for 2022.

Are you ready to take the leap?

If you’re looking for a values-based education that challenges you to achieve your highest potential, applying to the right Fontbonne program is your first step.

Your future begins with a visit.

Fontbonne offers a variety of customized options for visiting campus, including private tours, Freshman and Graduate Student Preview Days, and Walk-In-Wednesdays for transfer students.

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Financial Aid

A higher education enriches the community as well as the individual. Fontbonne strives to keep a quality education within reach of all interested and qualified students. We offer a variety of financial assistance programs, including scholarships, grants, student employment programs, loans and more.

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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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Students who have earned a high school diploma or GED, but have not attended another college or university.


Students interested in a graduate degree who have earned a bachelor’s degree. 


Students who have earned a high school diploma or GED, and have attended another college or university


All non-U.S. citizens applying for admission to Fontbonne.

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