Quincy University is a private university located in Quincy, Illinois. The school was founded in 1860 by Franciscan Friars and originally operated as a seminary. In 1917, the school began offering college-level courses and eventually became a four-year institution. Today, Quincy University enrolls over 1,400 students from across the country. The school offers a variety of academic programs, including business, education, and nursing. athletics also play a big role at Quincy University, with the school fielding 16 varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Whether you're interested in academics or athletics, Quincy University is sure to have something for you.