Rooted in the vibrant community of Brooklyn Heights and minutes from Manhattan, St. Francis College is the Small College of Big Dreams.

Small classes are taught only by our:
  • 300 distinguished faculty members,
  • outstanding internship opportunities train students to navigate an increasingly global world,
  • and a network of highly successful alumni actively mentor both undergraduate and graduate students.

The College's emphasis on life-long education and service-oriented leadership puts all students on the path to meaningful careers and personal success.

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For more than 150 years, St. Francis has provided an affordable, quality education to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. 97 percent of SFC students receive some form of financial aid, including federal and state grants, federal loans and newly increased amounts of institutional scholarships, making St. Francis one of the most affordable private colleges in New York City. Merit-based scholarships that cover near-full tuition for graduating high school students with a 1200 on their SAT's are the cornerstone of the College's financial aid program.

See a visual timeline of our first 150 years

Nineteen academic departments offer 72 major and minor fields of study, ranging from classic liberal arts to high demand fields such as nursing, education, communication arts, criminal justice, management, medical technology and many other healthcare related fields. Graduates of our five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting regularly accept jobs at Big Four Accounting Firms and major private companies.

Students participate on 19 NCAA Division I athletic teams, including our recent NEC Champion Men's and Women's Basketball team, two time NEC Champions Men's Soccer team, Women's Volleyball and the nationally ranked Men's Water Polo and Women's Bowling teams.

The Franciscan Tradition of the College ensures a welcoming environment that supports students and helps develop the whole person. St. Francis College challenges all students to expand their learning experience beyond the classroom and become an integral part of the community. They belong to more than 40 clubs, fraternities, sororities, and honor societies. Social responsibility and mutual respect are among the values that enable St. Francis students to achieve their dreams.

Brooklyn, NY


Student/Faculty Ratio


Go On To Grad School


Average Class Size


Student Enrollment


12 States, 53 Countries


Division I Teams

Fast Facts and Figures

Enrollment (Fall 2015)
2,672 Undergraduate

Tuition & Fees
$24,825 (2016-17)

Institutional Aid 2015
(includes scholarships, grant-in-aid, endowed and athletic scholarships)

  • Total institutional aid - $18,289,750
  • Percent of students receiving institutional aid – 75%
  • Average institutional aid award – $9,260
  • Percent of SFC students receiving some form of financial aid – 97%

Awards & Recognitions
US News & World Report Best Colleges Guide

  • Ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North
  • Ranked as one of the most diverse Regional Colleges in the North


  • America’s Best Colleges

Money Magazine

  • Best value for your money

Freshmen Retention Rate after 2 Semesters
76% compared to national average of 65%

Average Class Size

Student/Faculty Ratio

Graduates continuing education (graduate school, law school, professional programs)


  • 60% of full-time faculty are tenured
  • 85% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees