#52 Best Private Colleges in New York

St. Francis College

Brooklyn Heights, New York

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St. Francis College overview
Location Brooklyn Heights, New York
Online sfc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
St. Francis College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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St. Francis College, located in the vibrant neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, New York, provides a compact urban campus experience within the larger context of New York City's dynamic cultural and professional landscape. Known for its liberal arts focus, the college holds a rich history dating back to its founding by the Franciscan Brothers in 1859. St. Francis College's academic profile is characterized by a diverse range of undergraduate programs, with particular emphasis on its offerings in business, healthcare, education, and the arts. While the institution exhibits a moderately selective admissions process, it remains accessible to a broad range of students. The college does provide on-campus housing options to cultivate a more immersive educational environment. Not prominently known for its athletics, St. Francis College offers a selection of sports at the Division I level, competing under the team name the Terriers.

In the most recent statistical year 4,272 prospective students applied, and 3,600 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 495 enrolled in the school.  2,511 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 150 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $27,188 plus fees of $110. SFC is ranked 581 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












SFC is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

St. Francis College overview
SAT 990/1240
ACT 22/26
GPA 2.9

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for St. Francis College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $18,000
Budget for Other Expenses$5,000
Total One Year Cost$51,298

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$50,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

50% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by St. Francis College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 14%
Communication 12%
Health Professions 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195173 IPEDS survey data for St. Francis College.

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