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Quincy University is a private liberal arts Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. It is located in Quincy, Illinois and currently enrolls around 1,300 students. Image File history File links Stop_hand. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... U.S. 24 over the Mississippi River. ...

Quincy University
Official Logo of Quincy University
Established 1860
Type of institution Private
Staff 116
President Sr. Margaret Feldner, OSF
Students 1,269
Location Quincy, IL USA
Campus setting Small town
Colours Brown and white
Mascot Hawks
Affiliations Franciscan Roman Catholic
Website www.quincy.edu
The logo of Quincy University depicts the middle tower of Francis Hall, the original college building.


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A small group of Franciscan friars left Germany in 1858 to serve the German-speaking population in what was then the frontier state of Illinois. In 1860, they founded the institution as St. Francis Solanus College, receiving a formal charter from the state in 1873. The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ...

The college proved to be an excellent site for the training of young Franciscan priests, and in 1917 the name was changed to the Quincy College and Seminary.

In 1932, women were admitted to the college for the first time. Until the 1960–61 school year and the construction of Centennial Hall, they were housed several blocks south of the main campus, in converted Victorian mansions that still exist today, though no longer owned by the school. (Stillwell Hall is now the Quincy Museum, and Bonfoy Hall is privately owned.)

In 1970 the seminary portion of the school was closed and the school renamed to simply Quincy College. The seminary campus, a mile north of the main college campus, has since been used by the college for extra dormitory space, athletic fields, and classroom and office space. The dormitory is now used as a retreat center, and the academic portion of the North Campus houses most of the Division of Mathematics and Science.

In the late 1980s, the college began considering granting graduate degrees; this became a reality a few years later and in 1993 the college was officially renamed Quincy University.


At the graduate level, QU offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) degree.

At the undergraduate level, QU offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in 32 major areas of concentration. They also offer an Associate of Science degree in Aviation, and a variety of non-degree programs.


Quincy University is a NCAA Division II school that is part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) is a college athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division II. Member teams are located in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin. ...

Notable Alumni

  • John Mahoney, television and theatre actor
  • Father Augustine Tolton, first African-American Catholic priest
  • Francis G. Slay, mayor of St. Louis, MO

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External links and references

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website
  • Campus map
  • An Account of Hazing at Quincy University

Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Conference:

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