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St. Francis College is an urban campus located in the heart of New York City’s prominent and peaceful Brooklyn Heights neighbor-hood 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.



Quality private education
Founded more than 150 years ago by the Franciscan Brothers, the mission of St. Francis College 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 as one of Money magazine’s “best value for your money” schools.

Outstanding academics
The College offers more than 70 programs, majors, and minors. A combination of small class settings, 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 prepared for a successful career and fulfilling future. Our distinguished professors motivate and help students reach their potential, providing a personalized education with an academically challenging environment. Our amazing internship program gives international students the experience of working in the field of their choice and provides them with an understanding of what the working culture is like here, compared to back home.

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/#virtualtour 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.

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)
• 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 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


AT A GLANCE

TYPE OF COLLEGE: 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: 2,749

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

COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: See listing

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Students representing 53 countries and 12 U.S. 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: (2015–2016)
Tuition and Fees $23,800
Living Expenses:$13,980 (minimum)

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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