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
- Accounting BS or BS/MS (5 yr. program)
- Communication Arts
- Political Science
- Information Technology
- MFA in Creative Writing
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English as a Second Language Program and Services
English as a Second Language Program and Services
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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.
AFTER ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAN*
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
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Pathway Program Arrangement with Center for International Studies in Japan
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First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students
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.
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.
Every international student at SFC receives $6,500 at the moment of acceptance.
B Average and Above:
TOTAL AMOUNT PER YEAR–$14,000
B- Average and Below:
TOTAL AMOUNT PER YEAR–$10,000
Additional Scholarships Available:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Holiday Party With Rocky
Student Awards Dinner
See-Saw for a Chance