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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A-
3690 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
From St. John Fisher College

St. John Fisher College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in Pittsford, N.Y., just minutes from downtown Rochester. The campus community is home to over 2,600 full-time undergraduates, nearly 200 part-time undergraduates, and over 1,000 graduate students.

Founded in 1948 by the Congregation of St. Basil as a Catholic College for men, St. John Fisher College became independent in 1968 and coeducational in 1971. As it moves through the twenty-first century, the College remains true to its Catholic and Basilian heritage. Fisher now offers 37 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; 13 master's programs; and three doctoral degrees.

St. John Fisher College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
1080-1250
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,794/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,839/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,616Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
127
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Friendly and Accepting
    65%
  • Typical girls and boy
    13%
  • Rich kids
    9%
  • If your roomate dies you get a 4.0
    4%
  • Local
    4%
  • "Too many narps"
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Small
    27%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • All of the above
    19%
  • Home-y
    15%
  • Supportive
    12%
  • White
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    73%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    91%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

    St. John Fisher College Reviews

    547 reviews
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    9/10 of the professors are amazing. They care about you as an individual student, especially in the School of Education. The atmosphere is very comforting, and it really does feel like the community as a whole is a family. The Fisher dining services are 10/10 and their staff consists of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. I really enjoyed my time at Fisher and highly recommend attending if considering. If there were anything to change, trying to get a more diverse student population would be a good idea.
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    Fisher is a small school and the professors know their students and are very willing to help and just want their students to learn! If the professor was using an application that was problematic all we needed to do was bring up our concern and things would be discussed and usually changed for the better.
    St. John Fisher is a great school for those who have an interest in majoring in nursing, pharmacy, education or business. For those who are looking to play a sport in college, this is a very strong division three athletic school. Their athletic facilities are always kept in great condition as the NFL team the buffalo bills have their training camp there every year. Not only are the athletic facilities kept in great condition the entire campus has a very modern feel to it as they are always doing renovations to keep up the growing interest in the school itself.