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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
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About St. John Fisher College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Address
3690 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618
Website
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
65%
SAT Range
1060-1230
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,628/ 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
$17,631/ 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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,624Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
125
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Friendly and Accepting
    60%
  • Rich kids
    12%
  • Typical girls and boy
    12%
  • Local
    8%
  • If your roomate dies you get a 4.0
    4%
  • "Too many narps"
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Small
    25%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Home-y
    14%
  • Supportive
    11%
  • White
    11%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    74%
    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
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    St. John Fisher College Reviews

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    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.
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    I stayed on an overnight there for field hockey and it was a great experience. They allowed me to meet with my department professor and stay with the girls. Overall, the school was great!
    I love St. John Fisher! I’m a freshman this year and I’ve had the best experience so far. I was matched with a great roommate, so I’m super happy and relieved about that. Everyone here is so friendly! I love that it’s a smaller school so you get to start recognizing students pretty quickly, which really makes it feel like a family. I’m really happy with my choice to come here and would totally recommend it to anyone considering SJFC. Oh, and did I mention the food? Ah-mazing!!!!