Fast Facts About Fisher
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.
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.
2,700 full-time undergraduate students; 40 percent male and 60 percent female.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Emily Back '14
Sociology major Emily Back ’14 admits that she didn’t get too involved during her freshman year. She focused on her academics. But, by the time the year wrapped up, she and her roommate decided to put themselves out there and attended a few student organization meetings.
Today, she is on the Orientation Team as a Student Orientation Coordinator, is a Student Ambassador for the Office of Freshman Admissions, serves as President of the Student Activities Board, and was a Great Beginnings Ambassador.
She came to Fisher undeclared, and says the College’s Core Curriculum helped lead her to where she is today by making her more well-rounded.
She has traveled to Texas and beyond as a member of the campus community to attend different conferences, and spent time in London for an internship.
She says, “No matter what your major is, Fisher provides resources including internships and caring professors who want you to succeed. They get you where you need to be.”