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September 12, 2012

St. Francis Ranked Top Regional College

SFC Also Ranked 6th Most Diverse Regional College in North

U.S.News & World Report has again selected St. Francis College for its list of Best Regional Colleges in the North. St. Francis is also once again atop the chart for more diverse, placing sixth in the region.

“Being recognized in U.S.News is a welcome affirmation of the success of our faculty, staff and administrators in providing a top-flight education to our students,” said President Brendan J. Dugan ’68. “With a record incoming freshman class this fall and largest graduating class ever last spring, we know that more and more people see real value in a St. Francis College education.”

Students arriving on campus for the new semester were met with a new floor of multi-purpose science laboratories as well as a new lecture hall equipped with teleconferencing. Special events include a morning with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Frank Bruni and readings from award winning authors Jonathan Dee and Yiyun Li.

“We understand that classroom learning is essential in preparing students for the future,” said Provost Timothy J. Houlihan. “But engaging our students with special events, talks and lectures we add another level of learning that helps them find their place in the world.”

The U.S. News rankings are based on a number of criteria including assessments from peer colleges, graduation and retention rates, and alumni giving. In past years St. Francis has also been ranked as a top Comprehensive College and Baccalaureate College.

In August, ranked St. Francis College on its America’s Best Colleges list for the fifth year in a row.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.


St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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