In the heart of New York City’s prestigious and vibrant Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, students at St. Francis College have a sense of belonging and an opportunity to dream, serve, and achieve. 

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


History: For almost 160 years, St. Francis College has graduated great students and even better people. Steeped in the Franciscan tradition of developing the whole person, St. Francis combines a strong liberal arts program with specific fields of study to lead students on their journey for truth and personal authenticity.
• “Best Regional Colleges—North” by U.S. News & World Report
Named by Forbes to its “America’s Top Colleges” list
• Ranked in Money magazine’s “Best Value for Your Money”
• Ranked #13 out of 578 private colleges in “Upward Mobility” by The New York Times, UpShot
Programs of Study: More than 70 programs, majors, and minors with a solid liberal arts foundation
Enrollment: 2,363 full- and part-time undergraduate students
Tuition 2018–2019: $26,188 (tuition and fees)
Scholarships: 99% of students receive some form of financial aid.
Internship Opportunities: From big accounting firms to TV and radio stations, our students intern for numerous companies in a variety of fields across the city.
Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1
Faculty: 87% hold doctorates or the
highest degree in their field.
Housing: Available off campus
Study Abroad: St. Francis College students have multiple opportunities and great flexibility in planning their international study. Students who wish to study abroad have great flexibility in when and where they want to travel and study.
NCAA Division I: 21 men’s and women’s athletic teams
Student Activities: More than 35 clubs and organizations, including Student Government and numerous honor societies


• Accounting
• Adolescent 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
• Economics
- Finance
- International Economics
- Public Policy
• English
• Health Care Management
• Health Promotion &
• History
• Information Technology
• International Cultural
- 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

• American Studies
• Biology
• Business
• Chemistry
• Communication Arts
• Corporate Accounting
• Criminal Justice
• Cross-Cultural Psychology
• 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 & Gender Studies
• Writing
• Nursing (BSN—for
freshmen and transfers)
• Nursing (RN to BSN—
restricted to those with RN certificates)
• Pre-medical (various majors)
• Radiologic Sciences


• Business Administration
• Criminal Justice
• Liberal Arts

• Honors Program
• Pre-law
• Women’s & Gender Studies

• American Studies
• Information Systems
• Instructional Technology
• Insurance

• Accounting BS/MS
(five-year program)
• Creative Writing MFA
• Management MS
• Professional Accounting MS
• Psychology BA/MA
(five-year program)
• Psychology MA

Quality private education
Founded nearly 160 years ago by the Franciscan Brothers, St. Francis College has always had a mission 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—North,” as well as the fifth-most diverse. Forbes  again 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 Moneymagazine’s “Best Value for Your Money.”

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 14:1 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 students to fulfill their requirements while learning about a wide variety of subjects outside their majors or minors. 

The 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.

Transferring to SFC
St. Francis College’s personal approach will help ease your transition and support your move every step of the way. We encourage all prospective transfer students to visit and tour our campus, meet with a counselor to evaluate transferring credits (up to 90 credits accepted), and learn more about our generous merit and need-based transfer scholarships while you receive one-on-one advisement. Learn more about transferring to St. Francis College and completing your degree at You can also take our virtual tour at and explore the College as if you were actually in Brooklyn Heights.

Financial aid and scholarships
Our transfer students know many reasons why St. Francis College is the best place to complete their education. One great reason is our generous scholarship program. Scholarships up to $10,000 annually are awarded to eligible students based on their overall GPA. Nearly 80% of our last incoming class qualified for academic grants and institutional awards.

NCAA Division I athletics
Students participate in 21 Division I athletic teams, including men’s and women’s basketball (Northeast Conference champions), men’s soccer (Northeast Conference champions), women’s volleyball and bowling, and men’s and women’s cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, swimming & diving, tennis, and water polo. Two new D-I sports have also been added: men’s volleyball and women’s soccer.

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 in an exciting area. All the wonder and opportunity of New York City is right at your doorstep. 

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