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St. Francis College

Brooklyn Heights, NY


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St. Francis College


St. Francis College

St. Francis College was founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn and is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond. The College has a proud heritage of providing students with the preparation they need to take their places as contributing members of society.

Today, the school has more than 2300 students with full-time and part-time professors who remain committed to the same Franciscan tradition of service and development of the whole person upon which the school was founded. Students experience a strong liberal arts core curriculum integrated with pre- professional programs in a wide range of disciplines, designed to prepare them for the rigors of an increasingly technological and globalized marketplace and society.

Small College of Big Dreams

Known as the “Small College of Big Dreams,” St. Francis College  (SFC) offers its students the opportunity to pursue their intellectual passions in a wide range of academic disciplines. With more than 70 majors and programs that range from the classic liberal arts core curriculum to professional fields including Health Care, Business Management, Economics, Education, Sports Management and Information Technology, the school has something for almost everyone. Undergraduate degrees are available in the following areas:

Adolescent Education (7-12)
– Biology
– Chemistry
– English
– Mathematics
– Social Studies
Biomedical Science
– Information Technology
Childhood Education (1-6)
– Biology
– English
– Mathematics
– Social Studies
Communication Arts
– Advertising/Public Relations
– English & Communications
– Digital Media: Film
Broadcasting & Journalism
– Performance Studies
Criminal Justice
– Finance
– International Economics
– Public Policy
Health Promotion & Science
Health Care Management
Information Technology
International Cultural Studies
– International Business
– Latin American/Caribbean Studies
– Western European Studies
– E-Commerce
– Finance
– Human Resources
– International Business
– Marketing
– Operations Management
Physical Education (K-12)
Political Science
Professional Studies (Transfers only)
– Organizational Management & Leadership
– Management of Technology
Religious Studies
Social Studies
– Social Work

While the breadth of the College’s degree programs is equivalent to that of much larger institutions, the school remains committed to the personalized instruction that only small colleges can consistently provide. Classrooms are small in size, with an impressive 15:1 student-faculty ratio. To further enhance the educational experience, all courses are taught exclusively by professors.

An intellectual home situated in Brooklyn Heights

Situated in Brooklyn Heights, one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods, SFC provides its students with a stimulating atmosphere both inside and outside the classroom. Impressive attractions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, DUMBO, The Promenade Barclays Center, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park and, many other sites are all within walking distance. A block away on Montague Street, students can relax and socialize in a diverse array of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. For those who wish to broaden their horizons even further, Manhattan is only a short subway ride away.

Few other schools can offer the opportunity to learn at a global crossroads while at the same time providing a strong sense of community life. St. Francis College is truly a place to belong on both a local and an international level.

Student life

To further promote student interaction and enrichment, SFC has more than 35 clubs and organizations that span a wide range of academic, cultural and special interest areas. The College also has several sororities and fraternities for those who are interested in Greek life. For those who like athletics, SFC boasts a rich tradition in that regard. The men’s basketball team is the oldest collegiate program in New York City, while the men’s water polo team is a perennial national powerhouse. Overall, the school has 21 NCAA Division I sports teams (both men’s and women’s) that compete in the Northeast Conference.

Off-campus residence halls offer the College’s diverse student body invaluable opportunities to interact and get to know one another in a safe and comfortable environment. Located just a five minute walk away from campus in the former Hotel St. George, the halls have fully furnished single, double and triple rooms, all of which come with private bathrooms, high-speed internet, refrigerators and flat screen televisions. Communal areas include kitchens, lounges and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

An affordable world-class education

With the cost of college continuing to rise, it may sometimes seem to be increasingly out of reach. SFC, however, has made every effort to ensure that its students receive a world-class educational experience at an affordable price. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the school took the remarkable step of instituting a tuition freeze. In addition, SFC offers generous financial aid and scholarship packages that make it one of the most cost-effective private college educations in New York City. 99% of its students receive some form of financial aid, including institutional scholarships and grants, federal and state grants and federal student loans. The school’s dedication to provide affordable education is in keeping with its Franciscan ideals. It’s no wonder, then, that SFC has been ranked in Money magazine’s “Best value for your money.” It is also recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top regional colleges in the North and ranked on the “America’s Top Colleges” list.

SFC students belong to the future

In addition to providing a robust and supportive environment to students while they are pursuing their educations, St. Francis strives to prepare them for successful futures after they graduate. To this end, the Career Center offers a variety of strategies and resources to assist with identifying and pursuing meaningful professional paths. The school also has a far-reaching and highly active Alumni Association that strives to further guidance and networking among its graduates.

Schedule a visit today

As impressive as it may sound in writing, the best way to see what SFC is all about is to visit. The College offers campus tours Monday-Friday, and all it takes to schedule one is to call 718.489.5200. Come experience for yourself the exciting things that are happening at St. Francis College.

Location & Contact

Address 180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY  11201-4398
United States
Contact Mrs. Lisa Randazzo
Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 718-489-5336
Fax: 718-802-0453

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Tuition & Fees

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Student Body

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Male (42.19%)
Female (57.81%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Not Reported
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 7%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
International Night, Franciscan Spirit Week and Community Day

Student Services

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Most popular organizations:
Latin American Society, Fine Arts Society, Power Lifting Club, Games Club and Haitian American Students Alliance


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Men's Sports

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Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
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Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
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Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
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Water Polo No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
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Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
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Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 82
Part-time - 218
Male - 169
Female - 131