St. Francis College

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180 Remsen Street

Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 522-2300
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#25 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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St. Francis College is a private institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,834, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Francis College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 25. Its tuition and fees are $20,700 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Minutes from Manhattan, St. Francis College is the Small College of Big Dreams. With small classes taught only by professors, numerous internship opportunities and highly successful alumni who actively mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, St. Francis offers a wealth of opportunities that put all students on the path to success in both their personal and professional lives.
For more than 150 years, the mission of St. Francis has been to provide an affordable, quality education to anyone working towards a private college education. Hundreds of successful graduates were the first in their family to attend college. Merit based scholarships that cover near-full tuition for graduating high school students are the cornerstone of the College's financial aid program. Additional scholarships of up to $8,000 are also available for new and transfer students.
Students participate on 19 Division I athletic teams, including Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Volleyball and the nationally ranked Men's Water Polo team.
Majors at St. Francis range from classic liberal arts to pre-professional majors and concentrations like Biology & Health Promotions and Management. A five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting is also offered with graduates regularly accepting jobs at both Big Four Accounting Firms and private companies. The new combined Five Year Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Applied Psychology and Graduate Certificate in Project Management are also growing in popularity. Other students take advantage of the unique HDTV production studio and art theater.
The Franciscan Tradition of the College ensures an educational environment that supports students and helps develop the whole person. All incoming freshman are required to take a one credit course entitled SFC 1001 which teaches time and stress management, success strategies, how to search for a major and a career, as well as where to get help while at St. Francis.
Located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in New York City, Brooklyn Heights, St. Francis College expects all students to not just take classes and go home. They can join more than 40 clubs of varying interests, fraternities and sororities as well as honor societies. Students should become a vibrant part of the community, learning about social responsibility and mutual respect. These are the ingredients that allow St. Francis students to achieve their dreams.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1884
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $67,364,020


When applying to St. Francis College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at St. Francis College is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Francis College is 18:1, and the school has 37.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Francis College include: Business Administration, Management and Operations; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Communication and Media Studies; Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.5 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration, Management and Operations 14%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10%
Communication and Media Studies 9%
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 8%
Psychology, General 7%

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Student Life

St. Francis College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,834, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 95 percent of students live off campus. St. Francis College is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,900
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

St. Francis College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. St. Francis College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols and 24-hour emergency telephones. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at St. Francis College.

Students who have cars on campus 0%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Francis College, 68.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,020.

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Tuition and fees $20,700 (2013-14)
Room and board $14,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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