U.S. News: Fisher a “Great School at a Great Price”
St. John Fisher College earned a top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Great Schools, Great Prices list, a specialized ranking of their America’s Best Colleges feature. Coming in at No. 22, Fisher was listed among 50 national universities who provide a high quality of education at a best value.
For the sixth year in a row, the College was also included in the publication’s ranking of America’s Best Colleges. Of the 310 top tier institutions in the National Universities category, Fisher was ranked No. 146. One of only three local institutions ranked in the National Universities category—the others being the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology—the College’s entry and growth in doctoral-level education places it on this classification list.
“Our overall goal is to provide an accessible and transformative education experience for our students, and this recognition is one of which we are all very proud,” said Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of the College. “Our inclusion once again among America’s most prestigious higher education institutions underscores the commitment of our faculty and staff, who create meaningful opportunities for our students to flourish inside and outside the classroom. It also speaks to the success of our alumni, who continue to positively impact their communities, personally and professionally.”
In the National Universities category, Fisher was also named to U.S. News’ 2017 Best Colleges for Veterans ranking, which provides data on top-ranked schools that offer the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Fisher ranked No. 98. Schools included in the list were required to have 20 or more fall 2015 enrolled students using GI Bill benefits to fund their tuition and fees. This academic year, Fisher has more than 70 students who receive financial benefits from the Veteran Administration. Veterans also receive support and resources through Fisher’s Veterans Affairs Office as well as the Veterans Affairs student organization.
Additionally, the College was included in the publication’s A+ Schools for B Students list, which rounds up colleges and universities where “spirit and hard work could make all the difference to the admissions office,” and where B students not only have a chance of being admitted, but can thrive. Finally, Fisher was also ranked No. 220 in the High School Counselor list, and the College’s School of Business programs were ranked No. 326.