Fast Facts About Fisher

Description

St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. The College welcomes qualified students, faculty, and staff regardless of religious or cultural background.

The campus is situated on 154 park-like acres - a beautiful setting for 25 modern buildings and a warm, friendly campus community. The College offers 33 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, and nursing, as well as 11 pre-professional programs.

Fisher offers 9 graduate programs and 3 doctoral programs.

Tuition

For 2014-2015, annual tuition for full-time students is $28,970. Housing and meal costs are $11,158 per year. View the cost breakdown.

Enrollment

2,700 full-time undergraduate students; 40 percent male and 60 percent female.

Athletics

Athletics are an important part of campus life. The College is a Division III member of the NCAA, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Empire 8, and the Liberty League (rowing).

Men compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, and track & field.

Women compete in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golflacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.

Financial Aid

There are many forms of financial assistance available to help you afford a Fisher education. Need-based and merit-based scholarships, as well as grants, loans, and part-time employment, are available for eligible students.

Activities

Students may choose from a wide range of campus clubs and organizations, including student government, music groups, language clubs, cultural organizations, student publications, and intramural sports. Many academic departments also sponsor clubs.

Student-Faculty Ratio

13:1

Points of Pride

Five Fisher faculty members have received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships, an honor accorded to only about one thousand faculty members in the nation each year. Also, for the fourth year in a row, Fisher has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to America's communities.

History

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 and continues to honor its Catholic and Basilian heritage.

Typical Class Size

15 to 35 students

Student & Faculty Profiles

Nicole and Karissa Hart '16

Nicole Hart ’16 is a special education and childhood education major. Her twin, Karissa ’16, not only shares the same look but also the same major, with a minor in Spanish.

Natives of Syracuse, both girls are also members of the Fisher lacrosse team, and it’s a sport they have been playing since they started attending school.

The Hart sisters say that their team—like so many of the teams, clubs, and other student groups at Fisher—is just like a family. They also look to Coach Linda Michele as a second mom.

During their freshman year, they were involved with a Special Olympics event that was hosted by the College.

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