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Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values.  The university has 15 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women.

Quincy, Illinois

Quincy, Illinois (pop. 41,000), 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.

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
Springfield, Ill.

 QU Highlights

  • An average class size of 20 and a 14:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that you will get the attention you deserve.
  • A degree from Quincy University is a valuable asset.  Among our graduates of the past three years, 88% were employed or in graduate school within six months.
  • 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
  • Professional and honorary organizations, special-interest groups
  • Student government, newspaper, and campus ministry
  • Intramural athletics
  • Three national Greek organizations (two sororities and one fraternity)