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.
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.
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
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 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.
Student & Faculty Profiles
Chris Bonomo '18
Long Island native Chris Bonomo is a Service Scholar and a member of the men's rowing team. He was drawn to Fisher for several reasons including the size, the friendly people he met early on, the solid academic programs, and the Service Scholar Program. The beautiful campus helped him make his decision as well.
He said he has gotten to know a lot of good people really well since he started, and the small size also makes it easier for him to connect with his professors.
So far, his favorite memory was attending the football season opener. His favorite course is his Research-Based Writing class where he feels like he has a lot of freedom to explore writing topics and cover what he's interested in.
His advice to anyone thinking about a small school experience is to visit Fisher to see why it would be a perfect choice for them.