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.

What I Enjoyed Most

The things that I have enjoyed most about QU have been Phi Sigma Sigma, the theatre department, and my professors.
Colleen McCormack '15, Marketing Assistant, Educational Marketing Group

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: Attending Quincy can be very affordable for you--98% of our students receive financial assistance that ranges from $10,000 to $25,000 per year.

The Application Process

Due to the cancellation of SAT and ACT test administrations around the world, Quincy University will become test optional for students who are unable to take a standardized test due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Students who cannot complete an SAT or ACT test will be considered for admission and for academic scholarships at Quincy University.  You will not be disadvantaged in any way if you do not have a SAT or ACT score.

Quincy University is committed to helping prospective students and their families any way we can during this time of global uncertainty. We hope this action eliminates some of the stress you are feeling about the college search process.

The Admissions staff also recognizes that, with high school closures, you may have difficulty having a transcript sent to our office.  If this is the case for you, please feel free to send unofficial copies or a screenshot of your high school transcript/cumulative GPA for review. In addition, students will send a 500-word writing sample using a Quincy University-provided prompt.

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.