Three SFC students viewing the Franciscan Week exhibit.


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:
  • 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 160 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-and need-based scholarships are available for qualified students.

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 21 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.

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18 States, 58 Countries


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