Overview

Applicants
4,594
Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Alumni/ AE Relation

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
449
with Terminal Degree
254

274
Women
175
Men
63
Minority
10
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Related Services.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Sustainability Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,277

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,096

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,810

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,210

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,202

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,500
Required Fees
$810
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,370
Transportation for Commuters
$600

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,400
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,752
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

3.03%
Asian
3.91%
African-American
4.90%
Hispanic
84.65%
Caucasian
1.32%
Unknown

59% female
41% male
4% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Joy Breeden

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
79
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
2

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cardinals)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Cardinals)
12 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Fisher Pride Union is a student organization whose mission is to promote and celebrate the various forms of diversity by fostering understanding and tolerance with particular regard and sensitivity to issues of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identitiy, and concerns of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community in the world, specifically as it pertains to student life at St. John Fisher College.

Minority Support Groups: The purpose of Black Student Union is to provide a forum for students to learn about issues influencing the Black experience, and to explore Black culture and heritage. Activities include workshops, lectures, and cultural celebrations. Membership is open to all Fisher students. The Asian Student Union encourages Asian students to be more active in campus activities and to enrich the SJFC community with different aspects of Asian culture. The foundation of the Latino Student Union is the Spanish culture. The goal of the organization is to make the campus knowledgeable about the Spanish culture in the most positive way through cultural celebrations, workshops, and speakers.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rochester Institute of Technology
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Rochester
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rochester Institute of technology

Sustainability

63/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Stacy Ledermann
Director of Freshman Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 146183597

Phone
585-385-8064

Email
admissions@sjfc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Center
Golisano Gateway- Cyber Cafe
Student Life Center
Growney Stadium
Lavery Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Park Avenue Area
Erie Canal/Village of Pittsford
East View Mall
Rochester Auditorium Theater
Wegman's

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and select Saturdays
8:30am to 4:30 pm
585-385-8064

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Selected Saturdays and during the summer

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@sjfc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Scheduled for accepted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City bus travels throughout the Rochester metropolitan region; college-run shuttle visits local shopping centers; airport terminal, Amtrak and Greyhound stations are in Rochester; taxicabs are available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
St. John Fisher College is located six miles southeast of Rochester, NY, in the suburb of Pittsford. The New York State Thruway runs south of the city. The easiest approach is from Thruway Exit 45, which is marked “Rochester-490.” From that point, take I-490 for about 10 minutes to Exit 25, Fairport Road/NY 31F. Turn left onto Rt31F going west and proceed to the main entrance of campus. The main entrance of the College is one-half mile from I-490, at a traffic light where Fairport Road meets East Avenue (Route 96).

Local Accommodations
A list of available lodging can be found at http://www.sjfc.edu/admissions/freshman/visit/area-hotels.dot


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