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Quincy University

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Quincy University (QU) is a private Franciscan university in Quincy, Illinois. It was founded in 1860 and enrolls over 1,300 students. History 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. On February 6, 1860, they founded the institution as St. Francis Solanus College. This school was established at the corner of 8th and Maine Street. Under the leadership of Fr. Anselm Mueller, who served as president for a total of 37 years beginning in 1863, the institution moved to its current location on what is now College Avenue. Following two other name changes during the twentieth century, the current name, Quincy University, was adopted in 1993. The university name was used in part to recognize the addition of graduate programs. From its founding, Quincy University has embraced a deep commitment to the liberal arts while recognizing the importance of professional
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