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 nearly 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.
For more than 150 years, St. Francis has provided an affordable, quality education to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Nearly 95 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.
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 private companies.
Students participate on 19 NCAA 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 and Women's Bowling team.
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.