St. Francis College

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College Profile

For 160 years, St. Francis College has provided an affordable, small-college education in Brooklyn, New York. The College welcomes students from around the city, country and globe, including recent high school graduates, as well as students with non-traditional educational paths, including those with military service and returning to college later in life.

With a total enrollment of about 2,500 and an average of 20 students per class, St. Francis College offers 72 undergraduate majors and minors across 19 academic departments, including a four-year undergraduate Nursing Program and a two-year RN to BS program for Registered Nurses. The five-year combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting consistently places graduates in Top Four accounting firms. The Master’s in Fine Arts program boasts world-renowned faculty including adjunct lecturer Marlon James, one of TIME Magazine’s “most influential people” of 2019. The College awards Master’s degrees in Management and in Psychology, too.

St. Francis College has embarked on a comprehensive internationalization strategy and is committed to preparing students for 21st century careers that fuel the global economy. The College launched SFC Innovate in November 2018 in collaboration with its founding partner, Ikove Venture Partners. SFC Innovate places students into internships with the innovative, entrepreneurial businesses in Industry City, a new hub for start-ups and creative companies in Brooklyn.

St. Francis College has a long tradition of nurturing both athletes and scholars. The Terriers compete in 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams. The men’s soccer team has won multiple NEC Championships. The men’s golf team was recently recognized as earning the highest average GPA of all its NCAA Division I counterparts.

Calling upon its rich Franciscan heritage, St. Francis College is committed to values of hospitality and inclusion. The student body, hailing from 61 national backgrounds, reflects every religious tradition. Its cultural and ethnic diversity reflects NYC’s diversity. The college’s generous need- and merit-based scholarships remove financial barriers for many students including those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. SFC provides a learning environment where everyone belongs, so that all students have the opportunity to dream, serve, and achieve.



Undergraduate Accounting BS or BS/MS (5 yr. program)
Undergraduate Communication Arts
Undergraduate Economics
Undergraduate Finance
Undergraduate Political Science
Undergraduate Management
Undergraduate Biology
Undergraduate Information Technology
Graduate Management
Graduate Accounting



Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 2606
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2561
  • Graduate enrollment: 90
  • International Student Enrollment: undergraduate 202
  • Male 39%, Female 61%
  • Faculty-student ratio:  15:1
  • Faculty: Full-Time ­­­­95, Part-Time 202
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 66
  • Top five countries represented on campus: Serbia, Sweden, France, Brazil, Trinidad/Tobago
  • Other relevant demographics: South America, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada

English as a Second Language Program and Services

St. Francis College is able to provide students who need ESL support with classes through our partnership with the New York English Academy. Classes are offered both on-site at St. Francis College and on the premises of the New York English Academy, a short subway ride away.
For more information Contact:

Ms. Katherine Cardy
International Senior Admissions Counselor
Phone: 718.489.3473
Fax: 718.802.0453

Our partner institution, the New York English Academy, is able to issue I-20’s for students studying in an Intensive English Program and can provide English support to currently enrolled students who need it.

International Student Housing Options

St. Francis College provides quality off-campus student housing from early September through May. The residence hall is located just a few blocks from the College with a comfortable, safe and secure living environment filled with amenities.

For more information:

Grayson Savoie
Assistant Director of International Student Programs and Services

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

Visa Information

St. Francis College offers only I-20 documents to admitted students.  We do not offer DS2019 documents for exchange students or other visitors.

Along with the student’s passport and I-20, the student visa is the document required for entry into the United States. Verify that the information is correct on your I-20, schedule an appointment with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate (you CANNOT apply for a U.S. student visa while in the U.S.). Each country has different requirements for student visa and we always recommend you check with your nearest U. S. embassy or consulate before you plan on applying.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students


Tuition (12 – 18 credits)         $13,344 /per semester

Service fee                              $500/ per semester

Activity fee                             $55/per semester

Tuition overload                     $860/per credit over 18 credits

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is not available to the International students, however qualified students receive generous scholarships of up to $12,000. On top of that, students who qualify can get additional $1,000 in Faith-based scholarship.

Student Activities and Campus Life

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership Development works together with members of the Student Government Association and more than 35 clubs and organizations to present a wide array of athletic, academic, creative and cultural activities and events throughout the year. The Office helps students realize their full potential for pursuing co-curricular engagement outside of the classroom including:

Orientation and the First Year Experience

Student Clubs and Organizations

Greek Life

Leadership Experiences

Cultural Clubs

Special Interest Clubs

Campus Pride and Traditions

International Student Soceity