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Saint John Fisher College

Rochester, New York
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
2,601 Undergraduates
65% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Size: Small
Doctoral
Religious
Saint John Fisher College
3690 East Ave
Rochester, New York
14618-3597
(585) 385-8000
www.sjfc.edu

St. John Fisher College, a private liberal arts school located in Rochester, New York, is one of the top 145 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester James E. Kearney and the Basilian Fathers founded St. John Fisher College in 1948. Originally, it was just for men, and it became co-ed in 1971. The school was named after Catholic cardinal and bishop John Fisher. Today, it’s still affiliated with the Catholic church and sits on 154 acres of land in a suburban setting. Notable alumni include American sports executive Russ Brandon, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods Edward W. Stack, Christian filmmaker Rich Christiano, journalist Dan Kane, basketball coach Paul Hewitt, politician Maria Cino and sports agent John Rickert. The school’s colors are gold and cardinal red, its mascot is the Cardinal and its teams are called the Cardinals. Its sports affiliations are Empire 8 Athletic Association, NCAA Division III and Eastern College Athletic Conference. Varsity sports offered include men’s football, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, tennis and track and field, and women’s basketball, cheerleading, golf, lacrosse, rowing, field hockey, cross country, volleyball and softball.

Location

Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York. With a population of 208,046 residents, Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo. The metropolitan area has a population of just over 1 million people. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
40%

Men

60%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

87%

Live On Campus

188

New Transfer Students

Admissions
65%

Acceptance Rate

20%

Enrollment Yield

970-1150

SAT Range

4,551

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$27,291

Typical Cost

$33,120

Average Tuition

100%

Recieve Financial Aid

95%

Have Loans

$21,000

Median Debt

Academics
11.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Biology

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Not important

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Empire Eight

Track & Field Conference:

Empire Eight

Social
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