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
Ray McLean is a full-time RN at Strong Memorial Hospital where he is the Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator for The Kessler Trauma Center. He also works as a part-time paramedic at Mercy Flight Central and Irondequoit Ambulance. The married father of three also volunteers as a baseball coach and is a board member for Penfield Youth Football.
Somehow, in between all of that, he has managed to make time to further his education and is a current student in Fisher’s Online RN-to-BS in Nursing program.
Ray said he chose Fisher because of the Wegmans School of Nursing’s reputation and because of his initial outreach to the College, which he said was welcoming and very personal.
And, with a schedule likes Ray’s, the online coursework and flexible schedule have made it work for him.
Perhaps Ray’s favorite thing about the program is that he doesn’t feel like just a number or a statistic; rather, he feels like a student who can better himself and in turn, contribute to the College’s reputation.
Ray won’t slow down after he completes the program, and credits Fisher for helping him believe that he can achieve any goal he puts his heart into.