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General Information
117 Evergreen Dr
Loretto , Pennsylvania 15940

Disability Resource Office

Disability Services
PO Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940
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About Saint Francis University

Loretto, Pennsylvania is home to the prestigious Saint Francis University, a private not-for-profit institution that has been providing quality education since its establishment. With a rich history dating back to its founding in 1847, the university has continuously evolved to meet the needs of its students and the surrounding community.

Sitting atop the picturesque Allegheny Mountains, Saint Francis University offers a unique and tranquil campus environment that fosters academic excellence and personal growth. Its location in Loretto, a small town in central Pennsylvania, provides students with a close-knit community feel and a peaceful atmosphere for learning and self-discovery.

Saint Francis University prides itself on its commitment to providing students with a well-rounded education. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across various disciplines, ensuring that students have ample opportunities to pursue their passions and find their true calling. With more than 50 undergraduate majors and over 20 graduate programs, students have the flexibility to tailor their educational experience to suit their individual interests and career aspirations.

The faculty at Saint Francis University are renowned experts in their respective fields, dedicated to delivering an exceptional educational experience to their students. With small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1, students have the advantage of personalized attention and mentorship from their professors. This fosters a supportive and collaborative learning environment, where students are encouraged to actively participate in class discussions, engage in research, and seek guidance from their professors.

In addition to its academic excellence, Saint Francis University also prides itself on its commitment to service and social responsibility. Rooted in its Franciscan values, the university encourages students to become engaged citizens by participating in community service initiatives and social justice advocacy. Through various volunteer opportunities and service-learning programs, students develop a strong sense of compassion, empathy, and a desire to make a positive impact on society.

Beyond the confines of the campus, the surrounding area offers a multitude of attractions and activities for students to explore. Loretto itself is home to a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with art galleries, theaters, and historical landmarks that offer a glimpse into the region’s rich heritage. Additionally, the nearby cities of Altoona and Johnstown provide students with easy access to shopping centers, entertainment venues, and bustling city life.

From its scenic campus nestled in Loretto, to its exceptional academic programs and commitment to service, Saint Francis University offers an enriching and transformative educational experience for its students. Whether students plan to pursue careers in business, healthcare, the sciences, or the arts, they can find their path at Saint Francis University. The university’s unwavering dedication to academic excellence, coupled with a welcoming community and beautiful surroundings, create an inspiring environment for students to thrive and realize their full potential.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations