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In response to recent closure announcements of three highly-respected universities, Lourdes University is offering guaranteed admission to students from Cardinal Stritch University, Finlandia University, and Iowa Wesleyan University.

“At Lourdes, we understand students need to explore opportunities to complete their academic programs. Our university is ready to assist with options to continue their education in a seamless manner at the same net costs. As a private, Higher Learning Commission-accredited institution, Lourdes will transfer credits at the highest level possible to provide an efficient path to graduation,” offers Jeffrey Liles, Vice President of Enrollment.

As a transfer, Lourdes will provide Cardinal Stritch, Finlandia and Iowa Wesleyan students in good standing:

  • Guaranteed admission for fall 2023
  • A transfer-friendly application process and plan of study
  • Opportunity for students to complete their degree on schedule
  • Match their out-of-pocket tuition cost they receive at their current university
  • Guarantee available apartment-style campus housing
  • Offer students the option to apply for graduate admission upon earning their bachelor’s degree

“As a Catholic and Franciscan university, Lourdes has provided a values-centered education to individuals of all faiths for several decades. Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis in 1958, we believe these students who chose to enroll at similar faith-based institutions, will appreciate all that Lourdes University, our hometown Sylvania, and Toledo offers them,” adds Mr. Liles.

Students interested in transferring to Lourdes can contact Jon Wray, Transfer Admissions Counselor, at, or 419-885-5291.

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