Discover Quincy University

Learning by doing. Traveling across the nation to serve people in need. Meeting new friends and having fun. Your Quincy education will be full of opportunities to live—and love—what you’re learning.

A Message from the President

Welcome to the website of Quincy University, a vibrant community of students, faculty and staff committed to learning, caring, and connecting with one another and the larger world. Founded by Franciscan Friars in 1860, Quincy welcomes students of all faith traditions. The essence of the Franciscan spirit is respect for all persons and connection with all of creation. At QU you will find small, stimulating classes, with faculty and staff who know you personally and who encourage you to develop your unique talents. As a contemporary liberal arts university, our highly respected academic programs include a range of internships to help prepare you to succeed in your chosen career. Highly affordable and generous in its scholarships, QU also offers many opportunities such as campus activities, spiritual retreats, service trips, and study abroad, in addition to our award-winning athletic programs. Whatever your interest and whatever your degree program—undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional—we encourage you to visit our campus. We warmly invite you to become part of the QU family. Peace and all good (the blessing of St. Francis),  
Phil Conover, University President

Why Quincy?

  • We combine liberal arts learning with real-world, hands-on academics, and Franciscan values.
  • We offer 40 undergraduate majors, so your academic interests are sure to be covered.
  • With classes averaging about 20 students, your professors will get to know you and help you succeed.
  • Our highly successful internship program, practicums, and special assignments will take you outside the classroom where you will gain the professional skills to start your career.
  • You’ll shape and live your personal value system in a warm, welcoming environment that is committed to serving others.
Fun Fact: QU student Caitlyn Berry has traveled to Italy, Spain, and England (twice!) as part of QU’s short-term Study Abroad program.

The Application Process

Freshman Application Process

Undergraduate Readmission Student Application Process

  • Readmission Application
  • Submit Official Transcripts from each college/university attended after Quincy University

Like most private universities, Quincy does not set arbitrary minimum levels for test scores, nor do we require a specific pattern of courses. Our primary concern is that every applicant has the ability to be successful in our academic program.

Please mail all correspondence and required information to:

Quincy University
Office of Admissions
1800 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301-2699 U.S.A

Will my credits earned prior to enrollment be accepted?

For those students entering as a freshman, Quincy University may accept credit for college-level courses taken prior to high school graduation or college matriculation that may be used toward a degree at Quincy University. Transcripts of any such courses need to be sent to the Office of Admissions in order to be evaluated by the University Registrar.

You’re Admitted! What’s Next?

Congratulations! And welcome to the Quincy University family. We look forward to seeing you on campus and getting to know you better. We’ve compiled information to help make your transition to college easier. Learn More.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.