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What is the College’s Tuition Rate Academic year?

In keeping with the Franciscan tradition, the College offers one of the most affordable private school tuitions in New York City metropolitan area. Click for overall costs.

* Does not include cost of books, lab fees, student enrollment costs, transportation, food, etc.

Are scholarships available?

The College offers scholarships to freshmen and transfer students based on academic performance. It is recommended that prospective students apply early to be considered for the full range of scholarship opportunities. The priority deadline for applicants (Freshman and Transfer students) who wish to be considered for scholarships is May 1.

From where does SFC draw its students?

St. Francis College draws its largest portion of students from high schools located in the five boroughs of New York City. The College also admits a solid group of students from Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester, Connecticut, and across the United States. The majority of international students come from Europe, the Caribbean, and South America.

Where is St. Francis located?

St. Francis College is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, just over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan. The historic neighborhood is home to many shops and restaurants as well as Brooklyn Bridge Park and the famous Brooklyn Promenade, where students can enjoy a spectacular view of the New York skyline. The College address is 180 Remsen Street. It is accessible by car, subway, bus, NJ Transit, Metro North and the Long Island Rail Road. Click for directions to the College.

What do I need to apply to St. Francis College?

Applicants seeking an Associate's, or Bachelor's degree must present an official transcript from an approved secondary school. Unless exempt, all accepted freshman are required to take a placement test administered by St. Francis College. Students who do not possess a high school diploma must present a recognized High School Equivalency Diploma transcript of their NY State (or other) General Education test scores and a copy of their GED certificate. The total score must be a minimum 2250, with a recommended minimum score of 450 on each individual part of the test.

Students who have achieved a minimum high school GPA of 71 will be fully admitted to the institution. Students who have a GPA between 65 and 70 may be conditionally admitted on a case by case basis. Transfer students seeking an associates or bachelor's degree must present an official transcript of all previous undergraduate course work.

What is the history of St. Francis College?

St. Francis College was founded by Franciscan Brothers in 1859 as St. Francis Academy, the first private school in the diocese of Brooklyn. St. Francis College has a proud heritage of providing students with the preparation they need to become productive members of society. With a mission steeped in the ideals and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, the school has played an important role in the community and in the lives of its students and alumni.

What is the General Education Program?

The core curriculum is the foundation of the St. Francis College liberal arts education. It is required of all students, regardless of major.

What is the Honors Program?

The St. Francis College Honors Program offers qualified students the opportunity to study and research topics of interdisciplinary concern and personal interest while earning an Honors Program Scholar diploma. Students enroll in a three-credit Honors course for each of six semesters beginning their first year of study. In addition to the 18 credit hours of seminar work, Honors students must enroll in an advanced research techniques seminar during their sixth semester. The seminar assists students in preparing a proposal and an annotated bibliography for their honors thesis which is written in their final year

What is the student-teacher ratio?

The College boasts a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1 with all courses taught by professors not graduate assistants.

Will I have access to career counseling?

The Center for Career Exploration offers personal career counseling as well as workshops on interviewing and resume building. The Center also sponsors career fairs and other activities that connect students with prospective employers such as on-campus interviews with top firms. For students interested in working while in school, the Career Center advertises available positions near the College.

Can I apply for an internship in my area of study?

St. Francis College is proud of the number of students who engage in quality internships and the many graduates now working at the companies where they interned. Internship opportunities are available for students in many fields of study.

How can I get involved on campus?

The College offers a variety of clubs and activities for students. These activities are centered around academic majors, performing arts, and social fraternities/sororities. Click for a complete list of clubs and student government information.

What percentage of the faculty possess terminal

Eighty-two percent of College faculty have terminal degrees in their field of study. Forty seven percent of the College's resident faculty are tenured.

When must I declare a major?

Students are instructed to declare their major by the second semester of their sophomore year (after completing about 45 credits)

Does St. Francis College offer Graduate Programs?

St. Francis College now offers these exciting Graduate Programs:

  • BS/MS in Accounting (five-year program),
  • BA/MA in Psychology (five-year program),
  • MS in Accounting,
  • MS in Management,
  • MFA in Creative Writing

Several new, relevant programs are also in the works.

Can I pursue a teaching certification?

Students are provided with foundational education courses as well as all the requirements necessary to obtain New York State Certification. The program includes student teaching and preparation for the elementary or secondary levels.

Does St. Francis College offer a Nursing major?

St. Francis College offers two programs:

  1. for students who already have an associates degree or RN
  2. traditional four-year program

Is the application process different for INS

Applying to St. Francis College is the same for both international and domestic students. For an international student to attend college in the United States, however, the student is required to obtain a student visa. The I-20 application to obtain a student visa is available through the international student coordinator in the Office of Student Activities.

how many credits will SFC accept

Transfer evaluations are completed by the Office of Admissions. Students transferring from an accredited college or university are eligible to receive credit for courses in which they have earned a grade of “C” or higher. A maximum of 98 credits may be accepted toward a Bachelor’s Degree; a maximum of 32 credits may be accepted toward an Associate’s Degree

St. Francis College offer a study-abroad program?

Yes. Students may elect to study abroad for one or two semesters and apply this work toward their St. Francis degree. Students may select a course and place of study from among many programs

Can I take summer or winter classes at SFC

Yes. Upon permission from your home school, you are free to apply as a non-matriculating student to St. Francis College. This application can be obtained by contacting the Office of Admission at 718.489.5200 or [email protected].

Does St. Francis College offer tutoring?

The Center for Learning and Leadership offers peer and professional tutoring to students in all subjects. Services are free and the hours are flexible to accommodate students’ schedules.

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