St. John Fisher College

3690 East Ave, Rochester, United States
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Overview of St. John Fisher College

About this school

St. John Fisher is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1948 as a men's college, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 139-acre campus is located in a suburban section of Rochester.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,759
    • Men:1,111 Men (40.3%)
    • Women:1,648 Women (59.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to St. John Fisher College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3690 East Avenue
City, State, Zip
Rochester, NY 14618-3597
Phone
(585) 385-8064
Fax
(585) 385-8129
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 4,432 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 2,537 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 1,895 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
626 (22%) of 2,860 admitted students enrolled
Women
359 (22%) of 1,651 admitted students enrolled
Men
267 (22%) of 1,209 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
530-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
11%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
37%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,120 (69.19%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,150 (25.38%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,100 (2.3%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,500 (3.13%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


St. John Fisher College accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 21
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002821
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
604 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
542 (89.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
542 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
204 (37.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$24,214
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 542 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,277
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 456 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,679
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 417 (76.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
84 (13.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,847

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,337 (88.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,169 (92.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,169 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
726 (33.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$23,140
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,158 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,096
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,897 (87.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,848
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,706 (78.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
457 (17.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,151

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,639
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
34.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
12.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


234

Part-Time Faculty


215

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 76% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
300,053
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
550
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


St. John Fisher College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


85.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Reading Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


210,532

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


154 acres

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


47%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cardinals (The Fisher Fanatic)
School Colors
Cardinal and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


St. John Fisher College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, student government, student activities board, commuter council, resident student association, teddi dance for love

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,630

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,759
Women
1,648
Men
1,111

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.5% Asian
  • 3.7% Black/African-American
  • 4.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 84.1% White
  • 1.7% Unknown

International Students


0.2% from 4 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,023

Student Resources

Study resources