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Daniel A Petsche

“SFC was the best experience in my life. I learned how to be the best I could be and I’ll cherish my experiences forever.”

Daniel A Petsche
Business Management (Marketing)
Class of 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the College’s Tuition Rate for the 2014-15 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 2014-15 Academic year is approximately $22,300.* 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 May1.

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

A:   There are more than 2,800 full time students and part-time 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 students from across the United States and many other countries, drawing the majority of our international students from Europe, the Caribbean, and South America.

Q: Where is St. Francis located?

A:  St. Francis is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, just over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan. The historic neighborhood offers many shops and restaurants as well as the famous Brooklyn Promenade, where students can enjoy the view of the New York skyline. The school’s 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 go to our online application.

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 founded on 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 type of Athletic Program does St. Francis offer? Who are the Terriers?

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: 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. Honors Program students enroll in a three-credit Honors Program course for each of six semesters beginning their first year of study. In addition to the 18 credit hours of seminar work, Honors Program students must enroll in an advanced research techniques seminar during the sixth semester. The seminar will assist the student in preparing a proposal and an annotated bibliography for a honors thesis written in the seventh and eighth semesters.Click for more.

Q: Whom do I contact to set up a tour of the College?

A: For a campus tour of St. Francis College, please contact the Office of Admission by phone: 718.489.5200 or email: admissions@sfc.edu or take the Virtual Tour and walk through the campus as if you were actually here.

Q: What is the student-teacher ratio?

A: The College boasts a student-teacher ratio of 18 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 instruction 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: 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 intramurals, clubs and activities for students, ranging from cultural clubs to major-related and performing arts clubs and academic and social fraternities/sororities.   Click for a complete list of clubs & student government information.

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

A: Eighty-nine percent of the College faculty have terminal degrees in their field of study.  Forty 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 the sophomore year (after the completion of about 45 credits).

Q: Does St. Francis College offer any graduate programs?

A: St. Francis College now offers four exciting Graduate Programs; A five-year combined Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting and in Psychology, a two-year Accounting Master's program 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 a bachelor of science in nursing. This program combines higher level nursing courses and practical training. It is only open to Licensed Registered Nurses.  In addition, the new BS in Nursing program, offered to qualified freshmen and transfers, guides students to attain the knowledge essential for becoming professional nurse leaders while preparing them to sit for the NCLEX Exam. Students interested in the bachelor of science in nursing, should contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Q: Is the application process different for international students?

A: The application for admission 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 St. Francis College accept from my previous college/university?

A: Transfer evaluations are completed by the Office of Admission. Students who are 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 transfering.

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 St. Francis College 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 Academic Enhancement Center offers peer and professional tutoring to students in all subjects.  Services of the Academic Enhancement Center 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 2800 full-time and part-time students. They are located in the library and at computer stations located throughout campus. The College provides email accounts and storage space for work to all students, free of charge, 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


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