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Cardinal Stritch University

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Cardinal Stritch University is a fully accredited Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1937. Stritch is one of the largest Franciscan higher education institutions in North America and offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and professional development programs designed to help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience,
and build professional networks. Franciscan values are infused into the Stritch experience that prepares students of all ages, faiths, races, and socio-economic backgrounds for success in the communities where they live, work, serve and lead.



Career counseling and advising, job and internship fairs, career development services, and support for finding your mission in life all help ensure student success while at Stritch and after graduation.


Enrollment: 1646
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1


Admission requirements

Undergraduate programs at
Stritch is open to all students with a high school education, equivalent transfer credits, or prior learning. Applicants are accepted for admission based on past achievements and demonstrated ability to succeed in university work. Stritch practices holistic admissions review, allowing the university to understand better each individual applicant that applies to the university. Students may apply using the university application or the Common App. Applicants should submit official transcripts, admissions essays, a list of extracurriculars, and work experiences as part of the review process. Applicants may also submit letters of recommendation, additional papers highlighting an applicant’s unique circumstances, a resume of experiences, or may be asked to participate in an admissions interview.
Based on research and the student-centered approach to education we take at Stritch, a test-optional admissions policy for first-year admission has been adopted. Students applying for first-year admission can choose whether or not to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of their application.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, but early application before December 31 is recommended.


How AP/IB credits are handled

Credits are recognized based upon department review.


Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Professional Certifications, Teacher Licensure


Percentage of first-year students receiving financial aid: 99%
Rate of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 92%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: the Office of Admissions at 414.410.4040 or

FAFSA Code: 003837


Conference/division affiliation: NAIA II (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference)

Men’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball


Student in union

The Stritch Wolves are affiliated with the NAIA and are part of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). This allows us to compete against some of the tougher mid-sized college programs throughout the Midwest, which provides for exciting and competitive match ups.

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