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In the heart of New York City’s prestigious and peaceful Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, students at St. Francis College are encouraged to dream big. 

Travel + Leisure magazine cites Brooklyn Heights as one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in America.




Founded more than 150 years ago by the Franciscan Brothers, St. Francis College’s mission has always been to help students achieve their life dreams of personal and professional success. Offering one of the lowest private college tuition rates in the New York metro area and a generous financial aid program, the College’s value-added approach provides an outstanding education with all the benefits and opportunities associated with a small private college. U.S.News & World Report classifies St. Francis as one of the “Best Regional Colleges in the North,” as well as the fifth most diverse. Forbes.com placed St. Francis on its “America’s Top Colleges” list for the sixth year in a row, and most recently, the College was recognized in Money magazine’s “Best Value for Your Money.”

Outstanding academics
The College offers more than 70 programs, majors, and minors. A combination of small class settings, a student-faculty ratio of 17:1, and a solid liberal arts core curriculum, integrated with pre-professional programs in a wide range of disciplines, ensures that each student has the opportunity to develop into a well-rounded individual, preparing them for a successful career and fulfilling future.

Rewarding hard work

Eighty percent of our last incoming class qualified for academic grants and institutional awards based on students’ grades. This makes our already reasonable tuition even more affordable and delivers the best value for your college education.

NCAA Division I athletics
Students participate on 19 Division
I athletic teams, including men’s and women’s basketball (Northeast Conference Champions—2015), men’s soccer (Northeast Conference Champions—2015), women’s volleyball and bowling, men’s and women’s water polo, cross-country, golf, swimming & diving, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track.

Living in a small community within a big city

Off-campus housing is located in the
heart of Brooklyn Heights, just a few blocks away from the College. The residence hall provides a quality, safe, and affordable living environment all within an exciting area that has been recently recognized as one of America’s most beautiful neighborhoods. St. Francis College offers a supportive educational environment that helps develop the whole person. All the wonder and opportunity of New York City is right at your doorstep, but you will always be able to step out of that fast-paced world and return home to a community that believes in social responsibility and mutual respect.

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AT A GLANCE

History: For 150 years, St. Francis College has followed the Franciscan tradition, able to always emphasize the development of the whole person. Study of the liberal arts, combined with preparation in specific fields of study, has remained a means of following the quest for truth and personal authenticity.

Distinctions: Highly ranked as one of the “Top Regional Colleges in the North” by U.S.News & World Report, named by Forbes.com to its “America’s Top Colleges” list, and most recently ranked in Money magazine’s “Best Value for Your Money.”

Programs of Study: 72 programs and majors with a solid liberal arts foundation

Enrollment: 2,749 full- and part-time undergraduate students

Tuition 2015–2016: $23,800 (tuition and fees)

Scholarships: 95% of students receive some form of financial aid.]

Internship Opportunities: Many internship programs are set up around the student’s chosen field of study.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Faculty: 87% hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

Housing: Off-campus available

Study Abroad: St. Francis College is a member of the College Consortium for International Studies. Students who wish to study abroad have great flexibility in when and where they want to travel and study.

NCAA Division I: 19 men’s and women’s athletic teams

Student Activities: Student Government Association and leadership, more than 35 clubs and organizations, and numerous honor societies

PROGRAMS & MAJORS 

BACHELOR’S DEGREE
PROGRAMS
Majors
• Accounting
• Adolescence Education (7–12)
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English
- Mathematics
- Social Studies
• Biology
• Chemistry
- Information Technology
• Childhood Education (1–6)
- Biology
- English
- Mathematics
- Social Studies
• Communication Arts
- Advertising/Public Relations
- English & Communications
- Digital Media: Film, Broadcasting & Journalism
- Performance Studies
• Criminal Justice
- Homeland Security
• Economics
- Finance
- International Economics
- Public Policy
• English
• Health Care Management
• Health Promotion & Science
• History
• Information Technology
• International Cultural Studies
- International Business
- Latin American/Caribbean Studies
- Western European Studies
• Management
- E-commerce
- Finance
- General Business
- Human Resources
- International Business
- Management
- Marketing
- Operations Management
• Mathematics
• Philosophy
• Physical Education (K–12)
• Political Science
• Professional Studies (transfers only)
- Management of Technology
- Organizational Management & Leadership
• Psychology
• Religious Studies
• Social Studies
• Sociology
- Social Work
• Spanish

Minors
• American Studies
• Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Communication Arts
• Corporate Accounting
• Cross-Cultural Psychology
• Criminal Justice
• Drama
• Economics
• English
• Entrepreneurship
• Fine Arts
• Forensic Science
• French
• Health Promotion & Science
• History
• Information Technology
• Interactive Multimedia
• International Cultural Studies
• Italian
• Mathematics
• Music
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Project Management
• Psychology
• Public Health
• Religious Studies
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sports Management
• Women’s Studies
• Writing

BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS
• Medical Technology
• Nursing (B.S.N.—for fresh
men and transfers)
• Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.—restricted to those with R.N. certificates)
• Pre-medical (various majors)
• Radiology

ASSOCIATE DEGREES

• Business Administration
• Criminal Justice
• Liberal Arts

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
• Honors Program
• Pre-law
• Women’s Studies

UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
• American Studies
• Information Systems
• Instructional Technology
• Insurance

MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS
• Accounting B.S./M.S. (five-year program)
• Professional Accounting M.S.
• Psychology B.A./M.A. (five-year program)

GRADUATE-LEVEL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
• Project Management

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