FAQ's

Q: What is the College’s Tuition Rate for the 2016-17 Academic year?

A: In keeping with the Franciscan tradition, the College offers one of the most affordable private school tuitions in New York City metropolitan area. The tuition at St. Francis College for the 2016-17 Academic year is approximately $24,350.* Click for overall costs.

* Does not include cost of books, lab fees, student enrollment costs, transportation, food, etc.

Q: Are scholarships available?

A: The College offers scholarships to freshmen and transfer students based on academic performance. It is recommended that prospective students apply early to be considered for the full range of scholarship opportunities. The priority deadline for applicants (Freshman and Transfer students) who wish to be considered for scholarships is May 1.

Q: How many students are currently enrolled at St. Francis College?

A: There are approximately 2,700 students at St. Francis College.

Q: From where does St. Francis draw its students?

A: St. Francis College draws its largest portion of students from high schools located in the five boroughs of New York City. The College also admits a solid group of students from Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester, Connecticut, and across the United States. The majority of international students come from Europe, the Caribbean, and South America.

Q: Where is St. Francis located?

A: St. Francis College is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, just over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan. The historic neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as Brooklyn Bridge Park and the famous Brooklyn Promenade, where students can enjoy a spectacular view of the New York skyline. The College address is 180 Remsen Street. It is accessible by car, subway, bus, NJ Transit, Metro North and the Long Island Rail Road. Click for directions to the College.

Q: What do I need to apply to St. Francis College?

A: Freshmen applicants are required to submit a completed application, including the personal statement essay, as well as SAT scores and an official copy of their high school transcript. Transfer students must include the above materials as well as an official copy of their college transcript. Resumes, letters of recommendation, and other materials are appreciated but not required. Click to Apply Now.

Q: What is the history of St. Francis College?

A: St. Francis College was founded by Franciscan Brothers in 1859 as St. Francis Academy, the first private school in the diocese of Brooklyn. St. Francis College has a proud heritage of providing students with the preparation they need to become productive members of society. With a mission steeped in the ideals and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, the school has played an important role in the community and in the lives of its students and alumni. Click to learn more about the College's Mission.

Q: What division is the Athletic Program?

A: St. Francis College is an NCAA Division I College and a member of the NEC Conference. The College supports 19 varsity teams including men’s and women’s basketball; cross country; swimming; tennis; water polo, outdoor/indoor track; golf, men’s soccer; and women’s volleyball and bowling. Go to SFCAthletics.com.

Q: What is the core curriculum?

A: The core curriculum is the foundation of the St. Francis College liberal arts education. It is required of all students, regardless of major. Click for an outline of the core curriculum.

Q: What is the Honors Program?

A: The St. Francis College Honors Program offers qualified students the opportunity to study and research topics of interdisciplinary concern and personal interest while earning an Honors Program Scholar diploma. Students enroll in a three-credit Honors course for each of six semesters beginning their first year of study. In addition to the 18 credit hours of seminar work, Honors students must enroll in an advanced research techniques seminar during their sixth semester. The seminar assists students in preparing a proposal and an annotated bibliography for their honors thesis which is written in their final year. Click here to learn more.

Q: How can I tour the College?

A: For a campus tour, please contact the Office of Admission by phone: 718.489.5200 or email: admissions@sfc.edu. Before your in=person tour, you can also take our Virtual Tour to get a sense of what campus is like.

Q: What is the student-teacher ratio?

A: The College boasts a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1 with all courses taught by professors not graduate assistants.

Q: Will I have access to career counseling?

A: The Career Center offers personal career counseling as well as workshops on interviewing and resume building. The Center also sponsors career fairs and other activities that connect students with prospective employers such as on-campus interviews with top firms. For students interested in working while in school, the Career Center advertises available positions near the College.

Q: Can I apply for an internship in my area of study?

A: St. Francis College is proud of the number of students who engage in quality internships and the many graduates now working at the companies where they interned. Internship opportunities are available for students in many fields of study.

Q: How can I get involved on campus?

A: The College offers a variety of intramural sports, clubs, and activities for students. These activities are centered around academic majors, performing arts, and social fraternities/sororities. Click for a complete list of clubs and student government information.

Q: What percentage of the faculty possess terminal degrees in their field and are tenured?

A: Eighty-five percent of College faculty have terminal degrees in their field of study. Sixty percent of the College's resident faculty are tenured.

Q: When must I declare a major?

A: Students are instructed to declare their major by the second semester of their sophomore year (after completing about 45 credits).

Q: Does St. Francis College offer Graduate Programs?

A: St. Francis College now offers four exciting Graduate Programs:

  • A five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting,
  • A two-year Master's Degree in Accounting,
  • A five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology,
  • and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management.

Several new, relevant programs are also in the works. Click for more information on our Graduate Programs.

Q: Can I pursue a teaching certification at St. Francis College?

A: Students are provided with foundational education courses as well as all the requirements necessary to obtain New York State Certification. The program includes student teaching and preparation for the elementary or secondary levels.

Q: Does St. Francis College offer a Nursing major?

A: The College offers two programs in nursing:

  • A four-year Bachelor of Science in nursing,
  • and a, RN to BS program.

The RN to BS program combines higher level nursing courses and practical training. It is only open to Licensed Registered Nurses.

The four-year BS in Nursing program is open to qualified freshmen and transfer students and leads students down the path to become professional nurse leaders while preparing them to sit for the NCLEX Exam.

Learn more about our Nursing Programs or call the Office of Admissions to begin your application process at 718.489.5200.

Q: Is the application process different for international students?

A: Applying to St. Francis College is the same for both international and domestic students. For an international student to attend college in the United States, however, the student is required to obtain a student visa. The I-20 application to obtain a student visa is available through the international student coordinator in the Office of Student Activities. Click for more information for International Students.

Q: As a transfer student, how many credits will SFC accept from my previous college/university?

A: Transfer evaluations are completed by the Office of Admission. Students transferring from an accredited college or university are eligible to receive credit for courses in which they have earned a grade of “C” or higher. A maximum of 98 credits may be accepted towards a Bachelor’s Degree; a maximum of 32 credits may be accepted towards an Associate’s Degree. Click for more information on transferring.

Q: Does St. Francis College offer a study-abroad program?

A: Yes. Students may elect to study abroad for one or two semesters and apply this work toward their St. Francis degree. Students may select a course and place of study from among many programs. Click for more information on studying abroad.*

*Note: Grades earned while studying abroad are included on the student’s transcript, and are calculated into the quality-point index.

Q: Can I take summer or winter classes at SFC if I am currently enrolled at another institution?

A: Yes. Upon permission from your home school, you are free to apply as a non-matriculating student to St. Francis College. This application can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admission at 718.489.5200 or admissions@sfc.edu.*

*Note: St. Francis College offers Winter Intersession, a May mini-mester and several Summer Sessions.

Q: Does St. Francis College offer tutoring?

A: The Center for Student Success offers peer and professional tutoring to students in all subjects. Services are free and the hours are flexible to accommodate students’ schedules.

Q: Will I have access to computers on campus? Does St. Francis College provide students with e-mail accounts?

A: St. Francis College has more than 600 computers on campus for the 2,700 full-time and part-time students. They are located in the library and at computer stations throughout campus (See which computers are free).

The College provides email accounts and storage space for all students through the office of Student Technology Services. All new students are instructed on how to access and maintain their email accounts and information.

Q: What is the St. Francis SAT Code; what is the FAFSA code?

A:

  • SAT Code: 2796
  • FAFSA Code: 002820
  • NYS TAP Code: 0715