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About St. John Fisher College

As an independent institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education, St. John Fisher College emphasizes the liberal arts, offering programs in traditional academic disciplines as well as more directly career-oriented fields.

The College is composed of five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business; the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education; the Wegmans School of Nursing; and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Each school is accredited by regional, national, and/or international accrediting bodies. Learn more about accreditation.

Fisher offers undergraduate majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing, as well as several pre-professional programs. The College also offers a variety of master's and doctoral programs; a fully online program and several online courses are part of the curriculum mix as well.

The Value of a Fisher Education

Fisher is known for producing graduates who are not only successful, but also a positive force in the region, across the state, and throughout the nation.

Fisher is known for producing graduates who are not only successful, but also a positive force in the region, across the state, and throughout the nation.

St. John Fisher College prepares you to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. The liberal nature of a Fisher education means you'll acquire valuable communication, analytic, and problem-solving skills in addition to thorough comprehension within your chosen course of study.

In general, class sizes are small, so you won't get lost in the crowd. You'll get personal attention from Fisher's faculty, who are selected for their teaching excellence, scholarly initiatives, and commitment to students.

Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background. If you are a motivated, passionate student willing to invest time and effort in yourself, your education, and your future, you will thrive here.

Our Campus

Fisher is located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for 27 modern buildings and a warm, friendly campus community.

Kearney Hall, St. John Fisher College's original building.

Kearney Hall, St. John Fisher College's original building.

Institutional Accolades

St. John Fisher College is consistently recognized for high-quality academics, excellent value, and community service. Recent recognitions include:

U.S. News & World Report
America's Top Colleges

Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Top U.S. Colleges

MONEY Magazine
Best College for Your Money
No. 1 Campus Food, Dorms, Campus in New York State

2018-19 Colleges of Distinction
Fisher Honored as a College of Distinction

U.S. News & World Report
Nursing Graduate Programs - Best Grad Schools
America's Top Colleges

Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Best Values in Private Colleges 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Great College to Work For

Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement of Teaching
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Military Friendly
2017 Military Friendly Schools List

Military Advanced Education and Transition
Top Colleges and Universities 2016

Corporation for National and Community Service
President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll - Honor Roll with Distinction
Mental Health Counseling - Best Value

Logos of recent recognitions: Niche 2019 Best Colleges; Colleges of Distinction (2018-19, Business, Education, Nursing); President's Community Service Honor Roll; Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification; Military Friendly School; Top Counseling Schools Best Value; Military Advanced Education & Transition Top Colleges & Universities; Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For; Forbes
  • Up Close and Committed: The social and economic impact of the Fisher family.
    Social and Economic Impact

    In 2016, the College engaged the services of Appleseed, a NYC-based economic consulting firm, to conduct an economic impact study to enable us to better assess our broader impact both on and off campus.

    Impact Report [pdf]