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 2,600 and an average of 18 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 70+ 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.

Programs We Offer

Undergraduate includes

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

Graduate includes

  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • MFA in Creative Writing

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2735 Total Enrollment
2572 Undergraduate Enrollment
90 Graduate Enrollment
257 International Student Enrollment
39% Male
61% Female
16:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
95 Faculty: Full-Time
202 Faculty: Part-Time
70 Countries Represented
Top 5 Albania, Brazil, Serbia, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Other South America, Southeast Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada

English as a Second Language Program and Services

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?  No

Does your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program? – No

Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to current admitted students? No

International Student Housing Options

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

SFC offers a very special all-inclusive experience to all of the international students which includes tuition, housing and meals combined. The price for the all-inclusive experience ranges from $30,000 to $34,000 per year, a cost savings of minimum $5,000.


B Average and Above—$30,000

B- Average and Below—$34,000

*Approximated values calculated after scholarships

If you are looking to live a 5-minute walk from campus in one of the safest, historic neighborhoods in Brooklyn and at our affordable All-Inclusive Experience, please contact:

Ana Luiza Teodoro.

International Recruitment Specialist
+1 718.489.3473

Collaborative Programs

Dual Degree, 3+1 Arrangement with Romanian American University in Romania

Pathway Program Arrangement with Center for International Studies in Japan

Reciprocal Exchange Arrangement with Pôle Léonard de Vinci

Reciprocal Exchange Agreement with Universitat Jaume I

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

Financial Aid

In addition to having very affordable tuition, St. Francis College also offers a variety of scholarships for international students to enroll and receive their college diplomas.

Total cost of tuition at St. Francis College is $27,188. The following types of scholarships are given by SFC to international students.

Merit-based scholarships:

The SFC merit-based scholarship is offered to all eligible students, the award ranges between $3,500 and $7,500. Merit is determined by the students High School grade point average (GPA) once converted to the U.S. grading system.

International-based scholarship:

Every international student at SFC receives $6,500 at the moment of acceptance.

B Average and Above:  




B- Average and Below:




Additional Scholarships Available:

Presidential scholarship:
Every year incoming international freshmen students have the opportunity to enter an essay contest and be one of four to receive the Presidential Scholarship, which covers full tuition costs. If your GPA is above 85 and you want to engage in this essay competition, please note that we will start to accept essay submissions between the months of January and March.

Faith-based scholarship:
This type of scholarship is awarded to any high school graduate of a faith based institution. The scholarship is awarded upon acceptance in the amount of $1,000 and is renewable for up to four years.

Larkin Luminary scholarship:
Up to $1,000 awarded to new full-time students who are children, grandchildren or siblings of SFC graduates. Renewable for up to four years of study at St. Francis College.

Athletic scholarship:
Available to students who demonstrate exceptional skill and ability in one of SFC’s 21 Division I intercollegiate sports. Award values vary. Contact the Athletics Department at for details.
*If you are considering any type of payment plans or have questions about paying for college, please click here

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 40 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:


Terrier Tuesday

Community Day

Tailgate Parties

Holiday Party With Rocky

Student Awards Dinner

See-Saw for a Chance


New York City

St. Francis College


Ana Luiza Teodoro
International Recruitment Specialist

Mr. Bora Dimitrov
SFC International Manager

Application Deadlines

We are operating on a rolling admissions basis, meaning that we don’t have firm application deadlines. Send your application and we will review it as soon as possible.

Visa Information

St. Francis College issues F-1 Student Visa. Starting with Fall 2021, St. Francis College will be issuing J-1 visas as well.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Tuition & Fees before scholarships (per year): $27,188

Residence costs (per year): $18,000 Single, $16,000 Double, $15,000 Triple

Annual meal plan (per year): $3,800

Major Areas of Study

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
Art and Graphic Design
Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Counseling and Social Work
Education, Teaching ESL
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Medical Administrative Services
Health and Medicine
Health Sciences
Human Services
International Relations
Languages, Intensive English as Second Language
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Law and Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Mental and Social Health Services
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religion
Public Administration and Social Services
Public and Social Services
Public Health
Science Technologies
Science, Math, and Technology
Security and Protective Services/Criminal Justice
Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Theological Studies and Religious Vocations


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