St. John Fisher College

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3690 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

Phone: (585) 385-8000
2013-2014 Tuition
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#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. National Universities

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St. John Fisher College is a private institution that was founded in 1948. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,960, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 154 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. John Fisher College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 142. Its tuition and fees are $28,430 (2013-14).

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

St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching and learning in a personalized educational environment. The College is guided by its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: "teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge." Through an education rooted in the liberal arts, Fisher prepares individuals for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity, in which diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1948
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $50,501,067


When applying to St. John Fisher College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 30. The application fee at St. John Fisher College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.2 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 30

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. John Fisher College is 13:1, and the school has 42.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. John Fisher College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 66%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 24%
Education 16%
Health Professions and Related Programs 16%
Social Sciences 10%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%

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Student Life

St. John Fisher College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,960, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 49 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51 percent of students live off campus. St. John Fisher College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,008
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 III

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Campus Info & Services

St. John Fisher College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, and health insurance. St. John Fisher College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. John Fisher College, 57 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. John Fisher College.

Students who have cars on campus 57%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. John Fisher College, 83.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,561.

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Tuition and fees $28,430 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,940 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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