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SFC Student Spotlight
Kelsey Papanicolaou

“Three things I like most about SFC are the professors who care about students and know your name, working in the Special Events office, and exploring the Brooklyn Heights area.” Read more...

Kelsey Papanicolaou
Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting
Class of 2017

SFC Student Spotlight
Khadidiatou Mangou

“I was impressed with the people I had the chance to meet, the curriculum for my major and the research opportunities available for students.” Read more...

Khadidiatou Mangou
Biology Major
Sociology minor
Class of 2015


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.
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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. 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. 

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 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.

Fast Facts and Figures

Enrollment (Fall 2014)
2,800 Students

Tuition & Fees
$22,300 (2014-15)

Institutional Aid 2014-15 (includes scholarships, grant-in-aid, endowed and athletic scholarships)

  • Total institutional aid - $16,000,000
  • Number of recipients – 1,526
  • Average institutional aid award - $8,200
  • Percent of students receiving institutional aid – 59%

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
The College Database
  • Ranked  as a top private college with an affordable price and high starting salaries after graduation

Freshmen Retention Rate after 2 Semesters
80% 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
  • 89% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees

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Financial Statements

2015 and 2014


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