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FAQs

  1. Where is Quincy University?
  2. What is the city of Quincy like?
  3. How many students attend Quincy University?
  4. How big will my classes be at Quincy?
  5. Will my professors be accessible?
  6. Will I have opportunities to study abroad?
  7. Will my credits earned prior to enrollment be accepted?
  8. How can I apply to Quincy University?
  9. On what date do I have to have my application in?
  10. What sports are offered at Quincy University?
  11. Can my family afford to send me to Quincy?
  12. How do I apply for financial aid?
  13. What is a typical financial aid package like?
  14. What types of on-campus work study jobs are available?
  15. What does it mean to be a Franciscan University?

1. Where is Quincy University?

Quincy University is located in the West Central Illinois city of Quincy. For more information, see Visitors Information.

2. What is the city of Quincy like?

Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, the city (pop. 41,000) is a comfortable community that supports eight museums, a symphony, an art center, a collegiate summer league baseball team, several multi-national companies, hundreds of local businesses, and a variety of seasonal events. You can spend time at the local parks, along the riverfront or shopping the boutiques downtown. Spend some time in Quincy and see how our community welcomes you. For more information, see Visitors Information.

3. How many students attend Quincy University?

1,300 students attend Quincy University. The relative small size allows for a strong sense of community on campus. No matter where you are from or what your background, you are made to feel welcome.

4. How big will my classes be at Quincy?

At Quincy, the average class is 20 students. Our 116 faculty members allow for a student-faculty ratio of 14:1. Faculty teach all courses and lead all lab sessions, so there are no teaching or graduate assistants responsible for classes.

5. Will my professors be accessible?

Most students will agree that faculty members are not only accessible, but approachable as well. Faculty members hold office hours outside the courses they teach. They encourage their students to stop by the office, email them, or even call them at home with any problems.

6. Will I have opportunities to study abroad?

Many students chose to study abroad at some point during their fours years at Quincy University. Currently, students can choose between 94 programs in 30 foreign nations. For more information, see International Study Program.

7. Will my credits earned prior to enrollment be accepted?

For those students entering as a freshman, Quincy University may accept credit for college level courses taken prior to high school graduation or college matriculation that may be used toward a degree at Quincy University. Transcripts of any such courses need to be sent to the Office of Admissions in order to be evaluated by the University Registrar.

8. How can I apply to Quincy University?

There are currently two ways to apply to Quincy University:

  1. Apply on-line right now
  2. Mail the application to us

Once you have applied, all that is left to complete the application process is send to the Office of Admissions the $25 application fee (waived with online application), official high school/college transcripts, Counselor Recommendation Form (if Freshman), Personal Statement, and official ACT/SAT scores. ACT/SAT scores are not required from transfer students unless 24 hours or less of college credit has been completed.

9. On what date do I have to have my application in?

Quincy University has a rolling admissions policy, thereby eliminating the need of an application deadline.

10. What sports are offered at Quincy University?

The Quincy University Hawks and Lady Hawks have earned a national reputation for excellence while competing in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference, one of the most competitive conferences in Division II sports. Many of our men's and women's teams consistently are ranked nationally and participate in the NCAA post-season tournaments. We also boast one of the highest academic records in the conference for student athletes, as over a third carry a 3.0 grade point average.

  • Men
    • Basketball, baseball, soccer, football, golf, volleyball, tennis, cross country, track
  • Women
    • Basketball, softball, soccer, golf, volleyball, tennis, cross country, track, swimming

For more information, see Quincy University Athletics.

11. Can my family afford to send me to Quincy?

A family's financial need can be eased through a combination of federal and state grants and loans. For those who qualify, Quincy University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships and grants. For more information, see Financial Aid.

12. How do I apply for financial aid?

Students must indicate on the Quincy University application for admission that they wish to be considered for financial assistance. Students then should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). QU's FAFSA school code is 001745.

13. What is a typical financial aid package like?

Each family's financial situation is different. Therefore, each financial aid package is different. There are no pre-set financial aid packages. For more information, see Financial Aid.

14. What types of on-campus jobs are available if I have work-study?

Students who have work-study are given priority for on campus jobs. Like all schools, some of the jobs are clerical, in food services, academic departments, or administrative offices. For more information, see Financial Aid.

15. What does it mean to be a Franciscan University?

Quincy University's Franciscan heritage follows the example of St. Francis of Assisi, whose life was characterized by certain key values that we strive to live by today. QU recognizes the fact that all life is interconnected, and from this we have absolute respect for all individuals and all life. Each of us is given particular talents and gifts. We have a responsibility to develop these gifts in service to others: to help those in need, to be peacemakers in the world. We have a responsibility to protect and nurture the environment.

As a Franciscan university, Quincy University works to create learning experiences that foster these values both inside and outside the classroom, to test them in the real world. When a student graduates from Quincy University, they will be a different person than when they entered... they will have grown and developed, and will have more fully defined their sense of justice and service. They will be able to change their environment and the people around them by their example.

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