St. John Fisher College

Campus Description

St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. The College welcomes qualified students, faculty, and staff regardless of religious or cultural background.Founded in 1948 by the Congregation of St. Basil as a Catholic College for men, St. John Fisher College became independent in 1968 and coeducational in 1971 and continues to honor its Catholic and Basilian heritage.The campus is situated on 154 park-like acres - a beautiful setting for 25 modern buildings and a warm, friendly campus community of 2,700 full-time and 200 part-time undergraduate students. The College now offers 33 undergraduate academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, and nursing, as well as 11 pre-professional programs. Fisher also offers 9 graduate programs and 3 doctoral programs.The College confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Science Education, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Pharmacy.St. John Fisher College is incorporated under the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

Toll-free 800.444.4640 or 585.385.8064

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate (EdD), First Professional (PharmD and DNP)


Varsity Sports: Division III: Women's: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, track and field.
Intramural Sports: Women's: basketball. Men's: basketball. Coed: basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, soccer, volleyball.
Club Sports: Women's: cheerleading, rugby. Men's: ice hockey, rugby. Coed: equestrian.

Clubs and Activities

Accounting Club, Alpha Mu Gamma; Eta Chi Chapter, Alpha Sigma Lambda; Delta Mu Chapter, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Anthropology Club , APha Academy of Student Pharmacists, Art Club, Arts in Motion (AIM), Asian Student Union, Biology Club, Black Student Union, Cardinal Chorale, Cardinal Courier - Newspaper, Cardinal TV - TV Club, Chemistry Club, Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, Class of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Colleges Against Cancer, Commuter Council, Council for Exceptional Children, Dance Club, Delta Epsilon Sigma; Gamma Tau Chapter, Diogenes Club (Philosophy), Economics Club, English Club, Equestrian Club, Fisher Cru, Fisher Gay Straight Alliance, Fisher Players Drama Club, Fisher Ski Association, Gaming Club, History Club, Hockey Club, Investment Club, JoRoffs - Yearbook, Just Wing It (Improv), Latino Student Union , Leadership Council, Marketing Club, Math Club, Measure 13 (a cappella group), Men's Rugby , Men's Volleyball Club, Muslim Student Association, National Pharmaceutical Association (Npha), NRHH-National Residence Hall Honorary, NRHH-National Residence Hall Honorary, ONE Campaign, Outdoors Club, Pharmacy SGA, Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Chi, Physics Club, Pi Delta Phi; Eta Nu Chapter, Political Science Club, Pre-Law Association, Psychology Alliance, Public Relations Student Society of America , Religious Studies Club, Resident Student Association (RSA), Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau; Delta Sigma Chapter, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Sociology Club, Sports Management Club, Student Activities Board (SAB), Student Athlete Mentors, Student Athletic Advisory Council, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Nursing Association, Students of Multicultural Affairs (SOMA), Students With A Vision (SWAV), Sustained Dialogue, Teacher Education Society of America (TESA), Teddi Dance for Love, The Angle - Literary Magazine, Veterans Affairs Club, Women and Gender Studies Club, Women's Rugby, Young Voters.

Featured Programs

The Honors Program - The St. John Fisher College Honors Program provides students with the opportunity to expand their thinking and personal limits through the study and exchange of ideas with other scholars. Honors students will receive personal attention in a small class setting created especially for this type of learning. The Science Scholars Program - Building on a tradition of excellence in educating students in math/science disciplines and capitalizing on our state-of-the-art academic learning facilities, the program is designed for students who intend to major in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics, and who plan to enter Fisher as full-time freshmen directly out of high school. Service Scholars Program - The Fisher Service Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for students to continue their involvement in community service while earning a college degree. This scholarship recognizes and rewards high school seniors who demonstrate an ongoing interest in serving the need of others through a commitment to community service. First Generation Scholarship - The Fannie & Sam Constantino First Generation Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial and academic assistance to high school students who exhibit a high degree of motivation and academic potential and whose parents did not attend a post-secondary institution.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,805 (Full-time: 1,047 men, 1,572 women; Part-time: 61 men, 125 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 1,018 (Full-time: 238 men, 406 women; Part-time: 94 men, 280 women)
57% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
22% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 490 – 570
SAT math range: 510 – 600
ACT range: 21 – 26
SAT/ACT Special Note: Standardized tests are required for admission and students can choose to submit SAT or ACT scores.
90% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
9% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American4%5%
% Asian4%5%
% Hispanic / Latino4%4%
% White, Non-Hispanic84%81%
% International / Nonresident Alien0%1%
% Two or more races2%1%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity2%3%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$30,690 per year, or $820 per credit; $580 estimated undergraduate fees
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$11,460 (undergraduate students assured housing for 3 years)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- rolling, early decision December 1; spring- rolling
Transfer Applications:

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
rolling, February 15 priority

Application Requirements

SAT or ACT; 16 academic units (4 English and 3 history required, 3 mathematics, 3 foreign language, 3 science recommended); $30 fee.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
ROTC; First Generation Scholarship; Trustees' Scholarship; Presidents Scholarship; Founders Scholarship; Science Honors Scholarship; Honors Scholarship, Flower City Award, Service Scholarship