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.

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.

Student-Faculty Ratio

12:1

Enrollment

Nearly 2,700 full-time and 200 part-time undergraduate students; 40 percent male and 60 percent female.

Typical Class Size

20 to 25 students

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.

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.

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.

Student & Faculty Profiles

Chris Grassmann '17

Chris Grassmann '17 came to Fisher from Syracuse, and is a nursing major with a minor in psychology.

Fisher appealed to him because of the amazing nursing program. "Every single person I talked to that came to Fisher or knew someone who did said they loved it, there were never any negatives."

In between his class schedule and his time leading campus tours, Chris enjoys the Nutella, fluff, and peanut butter toasted sandwiches at the Ward-Haffey Dining Hall.

His words of wisdom to incoming freshmen are: "Manage your time, but do not study too much. Have fun, meet new people, and be outgoing."

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