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.

AT A GLANCE

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.

Distinctions:
• “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

BACHELOR’S DEGREES
Majors
• 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 & 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
• 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
 
BACHELOR’S DEGREES FOR PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS
• 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 & Gender Studies
 
UNDERGRADUATE
CERTIFICATES
• American Studies
• Information Systems
• Instructional Technology
• Insurance
 
MASTER’S DEGREES
• 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 strived 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, 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, 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. 

Financial aid and scholarships

More than 80% of our students qualify to receive institutional aid, which includes academic scholarships, grant aid, and athletic scholarships. This makes our already reasonable tuition even more affordable and delivers the best value for your college education.

NCAA Division I athletics
Students participate in 21 Division I 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. St. Francis College has also added two more D-I athletic teams to their lineup: men’s volleyball and women’s soccer.

Living at a global crossroads
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 that has recently been
recognized as one of America’s mostbeautiful 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’ll 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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