Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering an academic program that integrates liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values.
Quincy, Illinois (pop. 45,000), situated on limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is described as a “small, big city.” Recognized by Forbes.com as one of the "Best Small Cities to Raise a Family," Quincy has all the comforts of a small town: safety, security, community pride, and friendliness, while offering big-city benefits, too: a variety of employers and industries, recreational opportunities, history, art, and nature.
As the regional hub, Quincy serves the shopping and business needs for a wide area and provides excellent medical facilities, social services, recreational activities and cultural outlets.
The county seat of Adams County, Quincy is described as a “small, big city.” With a population of 45,000, Quincy has all the comforts of a small town: safety, security, community pride, friendliness. Serving as the regional hub, Quincy has the big-city benefits, too: a variety of employers and industries,
recreational opportunities, history, art, and nature.
Amtrak, major highways and interstates, and a regional airport service Quincy, providing easy access by train, plane or car from Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield, Ill.
Just south of the intersection of Southeast Iowa, Northeast Missouri and
Western Illinois, Quincy is slightly over 100 miles from St. Louis and
- An average class size of 20 and a 13:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that you will get the attention you deserve.
- A degree from Quincy University is a valuable asset; with a 93% placement rate after graduation.
- Extensive fine arts opportunities (scholarships are available for majors and non-majors).
- Extensive opportunities for internships, study abroad and community service.
- 15 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s sports (soccer, volleyball, golf, tennis, basketball, baseball, and softball), football participates in the NAIA. Athletic scholarships available in all sports
- Professional and honorary organizations, special-interest groups
- Student government, newspaper, campus ministry, and National Public Radio Station
- Intramural athletics
- Three national Greek organizations (two sororities and one fraternity)