St. John Fisher College is a four year private institution located in Rochester, New York. The school was founded in 1948 by the Basilian Fathers and James E. Kearny, an Archbishop in the Catholic Church. In 1968 the school obtained independence from the Catholic church, and though originally a men's college, it became coeducational in 1971. The school has grown in scope and size, currently serving nearly 4000 students a year. The increase in enrollment has increased housing requirements and facilities for the school, including the addition of a nursing school and school of pharmacy. Currently the school is looking to expand further, potentially establishing a law school in downtown Rochester.
St. John Fisher College offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, ensuring that students will be able to fulfill their academic and professional goals through a field of study of their choosing. The school is constantly updating and reviewing programs to ensure that they meet modern standards, and believes in providing the best education possible. These programs are administered by a variety of schools that comprise the institution at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students who wish to enroll at St. John Fisher College must complete the application for admission, which may be submitted online or through a physical copy. Students must also provide standardized test scores and transcripts, as well as a personal statement. Students may also choose to provide letters of recommendation and an activities resume. Once received, the admissions office will review the application and material and provide a final decision as soon as possible.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used to determine need eligibility and awards. Students may also be asked to provide additional financial information to ensure accuracy prior to the disbursement of funds. Additionally, certain loan programs will require a separate application.
The St. John Fisher College Cardinal compete in a number of intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA Division III. Intercollegiate athletics provide students with a forum for healthy competition that allows them to experience personal and team success while developing skills such as discipline, good health and teamwork which will assist them in their academic and professional careers. Additionally, athletic provide students the opportunity to bond with others, work toward a common goal, and increase school spirit amongst all students as well as faculty.
Athletic programs offered:
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Fisher accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Saint John Fisher College is about 3,800, where graduate students make up roughly 14% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $33,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $820 to $980 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$16,659|
|Receiving Student Loans||80%||$8,375|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Saint John Fisher College may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
Fisher has a high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||65%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.7%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Saint John Fisher College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Empire Eight)
- Basketball (Empire Eight)
- Football (Empire Eight)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Saint John Fisher College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Saint John Fisher College.
- University of West Alabama in Livingston, AL (16 miles away)
- SUNY College at Brockport in Brockport, NY (23 miles away)
- SUNY at Geneseo in Geneseo, NY (27 miles away)
- SUNY College at Oswego in Oswego, NY (54 miles away)
- SUNY College at Cortland in Cortland, NY (76 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Saint John Fisher College for official up-to-date information.