St. John Fisher College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

St. John Fisher College Stadium
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St. John Fisher College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 65%, St. John Fisher admits the majority of applicants each year. Students with good grades and test scores (check out the ranges of admitted students below) have a pretty decent chance of being admitted to the school. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, a letter of recommendation, high school transcripts, and a personal essay.

For complete instructions and requirements, be sure to visit the school's website.

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Admissions Data (2016):

St. John Fisher College Description:

St. John Fisher College is a private, Catholic institution offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The attractive 154-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood just east of Downtown Rochester. Nazareth College is about a mile to the south. Fisher undergraduates can choose from 32 majors and 9 pre-professional programs. Business, education, and health fields are most popular. At the graduate level, the college offers 12 master's and 3 doctoral programs.

Academics are supported by small classes and a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The college represents a good value, and all undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance. On the athletic front, the St. John Fisher Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Athletic Conference for most sports.

The college fields 10 men's and 11 women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,783 (2,770 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,880
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,740
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $46,120

St. John Fisher College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,431
    • Loans: $8,740

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Accounting, Business Administration, Communication, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 65%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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