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Small College. Big Dreams.

Quality private education
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 College as one of the “best regional colleges in the North” and the “fifth-most diverse,” as well as a “best value” in “Great Schools, Great Prices.” 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 as one of Money magazine’s “best value for your money” schools.

Outstanding academics
The College offers more than 70 programs, majors, and minors all within a small yet dynamic classroom setting. The student-faculty ratio of 17:1 means accessible professors within an engaged learning community.  The General Education Program, the College’s academic cornerstone, helps promote student learning outcomes through various bodies of knowledge—this in turn allows you to fulfill your requirements while learning about a wide variety of subjects outside of your major or minor, helping you expand your interests and prepare you for lifelong success.

Rewarding hard work
Our students have many reasons why St. Francis College is the best place to get their education. One great reason is our generous scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded to eligible students based on their overall academic grade point average (GPA). Qualified students receive academic grants and institutional awards based on GPA, which makes our already reasonable tuition even more affordable and delivers the best value for their college education.  

Campus life
St. Francis College is proud of the diversity of our student body. Our international students come from all parts of the globe, including Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. On campus, students are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of clubs and organizations. Off campus, students get to enjoy an urban campus setting, set right in historic Brooklyn Heights—and all within reach of great restaurants, shops, cafés, and parks. It is also just a few blocks away from the Brooklyn Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park, both incredible locations that display one of the best views of the entire Manhattan skyline. On the other hand, students can explore the most fascinating city in the world by taking a quick subway ride into Manhattan or even walk or run over the famous Brooklyn Bridge.

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.

A small community in 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 within an exciting area that has been recognized as one of America’s most beautiful neighborhoods. But there are many other living options in the area as well.

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 a supportive environment that helps develop the whole person.

Virtual tour
You can visit our beautiful campus by taking the Virtual Tour at sfc.edu/admissions/visit and explore the College as if you were actually in Brooklyn Heights. Click on the 360s, photos, and videos and discover a vibrant campus in one of the most dynamic boroughs in New York.

Connect with us
Learn more about St. Francis College by connecting with students, faculty, and staff on your favorite social media networks.

 

LOCATION

St. Francis College is an urban campus located in the heart of New York City’s prominent and peaceful Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and is just one subway stop away from New York City. Travel + Leisure magazine cites Brooklyn Heights as one of America’s most beautiful neighborhoods.

AT A GLANCE

TYPE OF SCHOOL: Private, four-year, coeducational liberal arts college, founded by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn

SIZE OF CAMPUS: Urban setting located in historic Brooklyn Heights, New York

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2,729

NUMBER OF FACULTY: 301; 17:1 student-faculty ratio

COLLEGE, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES:
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
- Digital Media: Film, Broadcasting & Journalism
- English & Communications
- 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 (BSN—for freshmen and transfers)
• Nursing (RN to BSN—restricted to those with RN certificates)
• Pre-medical (various majors)
• Radiologic Sciences

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 BS/MS
(five-year program)
• Professional Accounting MS
• Psychology BA/MA (five-year program)

GRADUATE-LEVEL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
• Project Management

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Students representing 58 countries and 18 US states

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: Counseling on application process and admission criteria; form I-20 issuance and F-1 visa advisement; practical training, internship program, and on-campus employment authorization; international student clubs, including cultural programs and student government representation; off-campus housing

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT BUDGET: (2016–2017)
Tuition and Fees     $    25,300
Living Expenses (minimum)    $    13,980
FINANCIAL AID: Scholarships, which are awarded without consideration of financial need

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS:
SAT: 800 (1600 scale)
ACT: 17 (composite)
TOEFL: 75
IB: Not required

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: Applications are processed and received throughout the year (rolling admission).
The recommended deadline for fall is May 1; the spring admission deadline is November 1. Application is free.

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