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

Click here to learn more.


2693 Total Enrollment
2031 Undergraduate Enrollment
662 Graduate Enrollment
897 International Student Enrollment
38% Male
62% Female
16:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
95 Faculty: Full-Time
202 Faculty: Part-Time
79 Countries Represented
Top 5 India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica

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

Our SFC Residence Life program offers students exceptional living and learning experiences within a welcoming, safe, and well-maintained environment. Our Residence Hall is located in the beautiful Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, with a view of the Manhattan skyline and only about a 15-minute walk from our downtown Brooklyn campus. We invite undergraduate students from across the country and around the globe to find their home with us.

To apply for housing, or if you have questions about living with SFC, contact the Office of Residence Life at (718) 489-2041 or at

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

Please review this website for SFC admissions requirements:

Financial Aid

Merit scholarship opportunities for qualified undergraduate students can be found here.

Student Activities and Campus Life

SFC has a vibrant campus life, housing more than 35 student clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities. Model UN, Dance Team, LGBTQ Club — these are just a few of the local communities you can join.

Visit this webpage to learn more:


New York City

St. Francis College


Emily Dorso
Assistant Director of International Admissions

Michael Phillips
Sr. Asst.Mgr. Grad & Transfer Admis.

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 forms I-20 for F-1 and J-1 visa statuses.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Tuition, fees, and other expenses are dependent on the program selection. Click here for more information.

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, 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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