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August 22, 2008

St. Francis Ranks on Top Colleges Lists

.S.News & World Report Lists SFC among Top Baccalaureate Colleges in North
Forbes Ranks SFC in Top 5 in New York City

St. Francis College has been recognized as one of the top Baccalaureate Colleges in the North for 2009 by U.S.News & World Report in its annual survey of the nation's colleges. The magazine also listed St. Francis as the fifth most diverse Baccalaureate College in the North. These rankings come a few days after included St. Francis in its new America's Best Colleges list, placing SFC in the Top 5 in New York City.

"This is just another example of the great work being done at St. Francis by everyone from our students to our faculty and administrators," said new St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan '68. "It's a source of pride to be recognized like this and validates the direction the College is moving and the course we have set for the future."

When the semester kicks off on Terrier Tuesday, September 2, St. Francis will be welcoming its largest freshman class in school history, ten percent larger than the year before. Those students come from the College's largest applicant pool ever and represent an amazing diversity of people from more than 160 High Schools around New York City, the country and the world.

"We have one of the most diverse student populations in the country," said Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Tim Houlihan. "But what's more important than the makeup of the class is that academically, all of our students perform at nearly the same high level. That's something that you unfortunately do not see at many colleges."*

St. Francis is also proud to announce that its enhanced scholarship program has vastly increased the amount of students receiving grants from the College. "Many students receive full academic scholarships but we're most proud of the fact that more than 80% of our incoming class qualified for academic grants and institutional awards based on their grades, which is more than double the amount who received money last year," said Director of Admissions John McAuliffe.

*Graduation Rate Watch: Making Minority Student Success a Priority


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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