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September 13, 2016

Us News Ranks SFC on Several Best Lists

Ranked for Best Regional College, Least Debt, Best Value, Veterans & Foreign Students

The quest to give students the best recommendations for where to go to college has publications searching for new ways to measure success. That's great news for St. Francis College and its students. In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, St. Francis made the list in seven categories: Best Regional Colleges, best value, Least Debt, Campus Ethnic Diversity, Best Colleges for Veterans, Economic Diversity, and international diversity.

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"U.S. News has ranked St. Francis for many years. And this year it was great to see that they went deeper into the college experience and found that we are doing great work for a wide variety and diversity of our students," said St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan '68. "We feel that our small size and the individual attention of our professors and administrations give us the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of every student who comes to Brooklyn Heights."

St. Francis College was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North for the seventh year in a row, moving up 20 spots since it first appeared on the list. St. Francis also regularly appears on the list for Campus Ethnic Diversity.

This year, U.S. News measured colleges with a number of different methodologies, and St. Francis came out high in several

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important areas.

One list is for best value, Great Schools, Great Prices, which looks at the net cost of attendance and weighs the quality of the program with the cost for a student that receives average need-based financial aid. "Only schools in or near the top half of their U.S. News ranking categories are included because U.S. News considers the most significant values to be among colleges that perform well academically," the magazine writes.

St. Francis also scored high marks for Least Debt, ranking third lowest among Regional Colleges in the North, Economic Diversity, and international diversity; a subject U.S. News included because it says, "befriending and learning to collaborate with students from other countries can be rewarding personally and professionally."

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The College ranked fourth in the region for Best Colleges for Veterans because of its high academic ranking and availability of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Within the past few weeks other publications also selected St. Francis College in their annual ranking. Forbes and Money once again recognized St. Francis, basing the accolades on high-quality education and for providing a good return on investment.

Another regional publication, Washington Monthly, placed the college 13th best in the Northeast for Best Bang for Your Buck. That's ahead of hundreds of other colleges, including several Ivy League schools.

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.


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