St. John Fisher College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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St. John Fisher College is a private Catholic institution with an acceptance rate of 64%. The 154-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood just east of Downtown Rochester. St. John Fisher undergraduates can choose from 35 academic majors and 11 pre-professional programs. Biology, management/accounting, nursing, and sport management are the most popular majors among undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 12-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20 to 25. On the athletic front, the St. John Fisher Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division III Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Empire 8 Athletic Conference, and Liberty League.

Considering applying to St. John Fisher College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, St. John Fisher College had an acceptance rate of 64%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 64 students were admitted, making St. John Fisher College's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 4,720
Percent Admitted 64%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 20%

SAT Scores and Requirements

St. John Fisher College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 92% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 540 620
Math 540 630
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of SJFC's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to St. John Fisher College scored between 540 and 620, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 540 and 630, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 630. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at St. John Fisher College.

Requirements

St. John Fisher College does not require the optional SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that St. John Fisher College participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

St. John Fisher College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 37% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 26
Math 21 27
Composite 22 26

This admissions data tells us that most of St. John Fisher College's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to St. John Fisher College received a composite ACT score between 22 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

Note that St. John Fisher College superscores the ACT, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. SJFC does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of St. John Fisher College's incoming freshmen class was 3.54, and 60% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to St. John Fisher College have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

St. John Fisher College, which accepts over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average grades and SAT/ACT scores. However, St. John Fisher College also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of St. John Fisher College's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and St. John Fisher College Undergraduate Admissions Office.