Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University takes its name from Mother St. John Fontbonne, who, in 1808 after the French Revolution, refounded the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ). More than a century and a half before, in 1650, the Sisters of St. Joseph had been founded in LePuy, France. During the French Revolution, the sisters were forced to return to their homes and the community was dispersed. Some 28 years after the refounding, six Sisters of St. Joseph came to the United States in 1836 and established American roots at Carondelet, a small community in south St. Louis, Missouri. Five years later, in 1841, they opened St. Joseph’s Academy for girls. The Sisters would eventually establish a college to provide access to higher education for women — a need in the early decades of the 20th century. Fontbonne College’s first classes were held in 1923, at Carondelet in South St. Louis, and then two years later, the school moved to its current Clayton campus. The CSJ heritage of strength and stability stems from values found in the order’s original documents and repeated in other records through the succeeding centuries. At least eight values can be identified throughout this long CSJ history: quality, respect, diversity, community, justice, service, faith, and Catholic presence. It is on the tradition of service and based on the values of the Congregation of St. Joseph, that Fontbonne University was founded. A devotion to the tradition continues to move Fontbonne forward into the future.

Admissions
Todd Martin
Director of Financial Aid
Phone: (314) 889-1400
Email: tmartin@fontbonne.edu
Address
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science And Related Fields
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
Legal Professions And Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
Mathematics And Statistics
Military Technologies And Applied Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, And Kinesiology
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Psychology
Public Administration And Social Service Professions
Social Sciences
Common Application Accepted
Yes
Application Fee
No
Application Fee Amount
$0
Total Applications
789
79%
Admission Rate
Costs
Tuition
$26,760
Room and Board
$10,134
Book Fees
$1,000
Additional Fees
$500
Miscellaneous Fees
$4,796
Total Expenses
$43,190
62%
Tuition
Average Financial Aid
$23,594
55%
Coverage of total expenses
Total Students
1,290
34%
66%
Total Undergraduates
891
39%
61%
Total Graduates
399
23%
77%
All Faculty
398
37%
63%
Full Time Faculty
215
35%
65%
Part Time Faculty
183
39%
61%