Three SFC students viewing the Franciscan Week exhibit.


Rooted in the vibrant community of Brooklyn Heights and minutes from Manhattan, St. Francis College is Driven by 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.

St. Francis College

  1. Welcome

    Welcome to St Francis College located in beautiful Brooklyn Heights, New York. My name is Robbin and I'll be one of your tour guides today. Founded more than 150 years ago by the Franciscan Brothers, the mission of St. Francis College has always been committed to giving students the best value for their education.
    Consistently Ranked as a top regional college in the north by US News and World Report, St. Francis College's reputation in educational excellence is simply unbeatable. You'll see why.But Before we begin, let me explain the many ways in which you can explore our great campus: - You can click on the front facing arrow to start Walking around our campus - You can also jump to the Next location by clicking on the Next Stop button on the screen - If you already know where you want to go, you can select your location from the tour stop list OR by clicking directly on the map - Lastly, remember that you can explore any tour stop in more detail by clicking on the 360's, Photos, or Video icons….
    Let's get started on your tour!

  2. Admissions Office

    Hi my name is Britney and Im here to take you on the rest of the tour. Whether you're an incoming freshman, a transfer student, a graduate student, an adult learner or a veteran, the admissions process at St. Francis is easy. Our admissions representatives will help you and your family every step of the way, making your college transition as smooth as possible. Once you've decided to make St. Francis College your next step, you can simply Apply Online!

  3. Nursing Lab

    Located on the fourth floor, the Nursing lab is equipped with real world medical simulators that include SimMan, SimMom and SimBaby allows students to practice many different tasks and to diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses that they probably will encounter on the job. St Francis offers two Nursing Programs, a full-time traditional Bachelor of Science program that prepares first-time freshmen and transfers to sit for the NCLEX Exam and a flexible RN to BSN program created specifically for working nurses who already have their valid New York State RN license.

  4. Aquatics Center

    The Aquatics Center houses a 6 -lane competition sized pool that hosts home games for the Division I Nationally Ranked Men's Water Polo Team, as well as the Women's Water Polo Team. It's also home to the College's Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams.
    The pool is open to students, as well as to the community including senior citizens and the Wounded Warrior project and is also used by local organizations, schools, summer camps and teams for competitions, instruction, diving certification and recreation.

  5. Brooklyn Heights - Extended Campus

    Travel + Leisure magazine has named Brooklyn Heights one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in America- we also refer to it as our extended campus! This vibrant community can offer you unlimited opportunities, the highest academic experiences, culture, fun and the unbeatable ability to broaden your perspective! Located on the waterfront site, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 Sports field is also the NEW home field to the College's Division I Terriers Soccer team. It is an amazing venue where you can watch a game and have the best views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan.

    Thank you for joining me on this tour of St. Francis College. If you're ready to apply, just go to Apply Online banner on top of this page. For additional information, or if you want to come to our campus to see more - Contact us today- We look forward to hearing from you!

  6. Anita & Thomas J. Volpe Lounge

    The Anita & Thomas J. Volpe Lounge serves as a social hub for campus life and surrounds itself by the Library, Career Center, Student Government and the Wellness Center. It is also just down the hall from Student Financial Services, the Registrar and the Office of Student Activities. By celebrating diversity and fostering leadership development, the Office of Student Activities prides itself on having a strong focus on community. You can enrich your education by joining one of our 35 student clubs and organizations, Greek life, an intramural program or even the student newspaper. In addition to the many social and cultural activities, you can also learn about the Studying Abroad and experience a different culture— Some of your most memorable college experiences will take place outside the classroom.

  7. Career Center

    Located on the second floor, the DeGiaimo Career Development Office provides the support to prepare you for today's competitive job market right here in New York City and beyond. Bridge to your dreams is the Career Center's core message- and provides necessary tools such as Optimal Resume as well as the SFC Job Bank, which contains information on available jobs, volunteer opportunities, and amazing internships. These internships allow you to gain hands-on experience at companies like JP Morgan Chase, National Grid and Essence magazine- Many positions can often lead to that first-time job offer! But if graduate or professional school is on your horizon, the Center can also help you with the application process.

  8. Brother Edmund Homes Lecture Hall

    The College's student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and small class sizes allows professors to get to know you by name and you will always receive the attention you need to succeed. Here, the Brother Edmund Homes Lecture Hall is just one of the College's newest lecture halls featuring stadium seating, Ethernet & Wi-Fi connection. Many of the College's other classrooms have also been transformed and equipped with whiteboards, audiovisual devices and educational technologies that will strengthen your academic experience.

  9. Computer Lab

    As a St. Francis College student, you'll have access to the latest technology in the new classrooms, computer labs, library and study spaces around campus. The College continuously invests in the improvement of academic facilities as part of an ongoing effort to heighten the college experience for students. The multiple computing labs located throughout our campus provide you access to the latest software technologies. Classes taught in the Mac Lab include online publishing as well as applications on how to develop apps for iPads and iPhones.

  10. HDTV Production Studio

    Newly redesigned, the College's HDTV studio is equipped with everything needed to produce a complete live action program. It features three Ikegami HD studio cameras, lighting grid, professional switching and character generator equipment and a chroma key curtain.
    Students in Communication Arts production classes also have the opportunity to write, shoot and edit their own video projects with the department's HD cameras and Final Cut Pro editing software loaded on to the Macs. This great access to state-of-the- art broadcast equipment and thorough training will prepare students for their careers upon graduation.

  11. Main Entrance

    The DiBlasio Family Lobby is the main entrance to the College. Here, a Portrait Wall with Established Scholarships is exhibited around the room. St. Francis College awards over $17 million in institutionally funded scholarships and the average scholarship awarded is $8,000. Almost 95 percent of qualified students receive some form of financial aid, helping them to achieve their educational goal. Callahan Center is located adjacent to the lobby and serves as an art gallery, hosting shows for local and regional artists. The space is also used for special events, parties and multimedia presentations.

  12. Library

    The Library is located in the Frank and Mary Macchiarola Academic Center, which is the newest building on campus and named after the College's former President and Chancellor Dr. Frank Macchiarola. The library offers onsite access to more than 120,000 books, 3,200 items in the media collection, as well as on-site and remote access to more than 52,000 e-books, 26,000 e- journals and over 40 subject-specific and multi-disciplinary databases. The library also has two computer labs with numerous Macs and PCs and a number of group student rooms equipped with plasma screens for practicing multimedia presentations. You can also check out the SFC Netbook and iPad loan Program, which is another great service available to you.

  13. Eileen C. Dugan Life Sciences Center

    The Eileen C. Dugan Life Sciences Center features the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Labs. The modernization of theses science labs was the main incentive behind the newly constructed 6th floor. The Center offers a safe and convenient place to conduct lab experiments in a wide variety of sciences for hands-on learning. As one of the fastest growing career fields, students who are interested in pre-med, science and other health-related fields will practice on state- of- the- art equipment that will help develop skills to succeed in a healthcare career.

    And Just down the hall is the new 6th Floor Student Lounge that includes a bright seating area that makes the lounge a pleasant space for you to relax, study, or catch up with friends- It's also an ideal location to hold meetings for student clubs and organizations.

  14. Academic Enhancement and Freshman Studies

    With more than 70 programs and majors that prepare you to lead in professions of increasing demand, the Academic Enhancement and Freshman Studies Center gives you every opportunity to excel in whatever major you choose. The Center consists of advisors, peer tutors and administrative staff and provides you the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for academic success and independence at the college level. Freshman Summer Orientation, a Freshman Seminar course, academic advisement, the writing center and various labs and workshops will offer you guidance throughout the year so you can meet your personal, academic and professional goals.

  15. Founder's Hall

    Founders Hall is the largest auditorium on campus. A newly renovated sound, video and lighting systems makes for a perfect spot for special events like the Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series featuring speakers like Russell Simmons and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Founders Hall also hosts plays by student acting groups and the acclaimed Concerts at Half Past Twelve series, which has showcased a wide variety of musical genres, including Broadway performers, top Classical musicians and singers of all types. It is also used to regularly host dozens of College and community events.

  16. Athletic Complex

    St. Francis College offers opportunities for every type of athlete including 19 NCAA Division I varsity teams. The Athletic Complex is the core of St. Francis College's athletics facilities that hosts the Men's and Women's Basketball games. Everyone in and around the college community attends the games and experiences big time basketball in a small college setting. The College's Athletic department is located inside the Anthony J. Genovesi Center on the 4th floor. The 10,000 square-foot facility also host the Women's Volleyball games and is regularly used for intramural sports. Annual Career Fair, Grad fair and other great events are hosted in this venue.

  17. Campus Ministry

    Campus Ministry welcomes students of all faiths for individual prayer and reflection exploring and engaging spiritual life. The College hosts two Chapels, as well as an Interfaith prayer room. Exploring the traditions of Saint Francis and his teachings, students have an opportunity to experience Assisi, Italy and Rome through a Franciscan pilgrimage visiting places associated with Saint Francis and his followers. This ten-day free pilgrimage is offered annually to two students and will allow them to learn more about Franciscan values.

  18. Gorman Dining Hall

    Mcardle Hall and Gorman Dining Hall, on the first floor of the College, are great locations for students to hang out and grab a bite. The Campus Cafeteria- located within this area- offers a variety of inexpensive food choices for breakfast and lunch. The menu includes hot entrees and side dishes with daily specials, a salad bar, a selection of soups, paninis, pizza, bakery items, beverages, and snacks.

  19. Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education

    Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education
    The Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture and Education is a beautiful 90- seat theater for plays, musical performances, workshops, classes and lectures. The theater is equipped with an HDTV projector to play high-definition movies and videos created by students just across the hall in the HDTV Production Studio. The theater is equipped with excellent acoustics, a catwalk to help adjust lighting, a control room, green room, and a sympodium that allows professors to include multimedia in their lectures.

  20. Residence Hall

    Through a partnership with Educational Housing Services, St. Francis College provides a comfortable, safe and secure living environment that offers newly renovated single, double and triple rooms. The rooms are fully furnished with private bathrooms, high-speed Internet; phone service, TV with DVD player and refrigerator. Communal spaces include state- of- the art kitchens, lounges and a fitness center. It's located just a few blocks from the campus and only one subway stop from Manhattan. It's also steps from great shopping and restaurants and just a short walk or run to the Brooklyn Promenade, where you can take-in the views of the magnificent Manhattan skyline.


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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