The University of St. Francis (USF), a private, co-ed, Catholic university in Joliet, Illinois, near Chicago. It offers on-campus and online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs and graduate certificates. USF, established in 1920, promotes academic excellence, service and leadership to degree-seekers through competitive programming. USF offers scholarships and financial assistance based on academic test scores, talent, leadership, and specialized interest in areas such as athletics and music. Call 800-735-7500 to discover more. University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.