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Key facts

  • Type
    Private
  • International students
    247
  • Nationalities
    58
  • Total programs
    67

Study abroad at St. Francis College

St. Francis College (SFC) is a small, private liberal arts college that has been providing affordable education in Brooklyn, New York, USA for 160 years. The College offers a Franciscan education, and welcomes students from around the city, country, and globe.

With a total enrollment of about 2,600 and an average of 20 students per class, St. Francis College offers 72 undergraduate majors and minors across 19 academic departments. The student body reflects many religious backgrounds, and represents 70 nations.

SFC has a long tradition of nurturing both athletes and scholars. The College’s athletics teams are known as the Terriers, and they compete in 21 NCAA Division I sports. The men’s soccer team has won multiple NEC Championships while men's water polo has 4 NCAA Division I Final Four appearances.

University campus in multiple locations

Location

St. Francis College

180 Remsen St #4305, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States

Nestled in the heart of leafy Brooklyn Heights, St. Francis College offers students the opportunity to learn and grow in one of the safest and most vibrant neighborhoods in all of New York City.

Facilities

  • Fitness Centre
    • Personal Trainers
    • Spin Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Free Weights
    • Dance Studio
    • Machines
    • Fitness Classes
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Sports Facilities
    • 1 Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • Sport facilities
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Doctor
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Travel Vaccinations
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • 1 volleyball courts
    • 1 Swimming pools
    • 1 Diving Pools
    • 1 Basketball Courts
  • Tutoring Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Skills classes
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
  • Food & Restaurants
    • 1 Cafe’s
    • 1 Restaurants
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity

Fees and funding

Funding

Undergraduate

Presidential Scholarship

  • Amount

    US$10,000

  • Requirements

    Every year, incoming international freshmen students with a B average (GPA) or higher applying for our fall semester before February will be invited to enter an essay contest. After completing an essay and an interview, applicants could be chosen as one of four students to receive the Presidential Scholarship, which covers full academic tuition costs

You Are Welcome Here Scholarship

  • Amount

    50% of academic tuition

  • Requirements

    Eligibility for consideration requires that students are not US citizens or permanent residents. International students graduating from either a U.S. or Non-U.S. high school are welcome to apply.

Faith Based Scholarship

  • Amount

    US$1,000

  • Requirements

    This type of scholarship is awarded to any high school graduate of a faith-based institution. The scholarship is awarded upon acceptance.

Larkin Luminary Scholarship

  • Amount

    Up to $500

  • Requirements

    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.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    US$27,461 per year

  • Graduate tuition

    US$16,000 per year

Visa requirements for St. Francis College

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Why study at St. Francis College

  • Great location

    St. Francis College is located in Brooklyn Heights, and is less than 10 minutes from the New York Financial District and New York Stock Exchange

  • Small class sizes

    SFC has a student to faculty ratio of just 16:1, which helps students get a personalized education.

  • Sports and athletics

    St. Francis College boasts 21 NCAA Division I athletic programs including Men's and Women's Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis and Water Polo.

  • Internship opportunities

    International students can get internships at companies like KPMG, Bloomberg, Deloitte, American Express and many others.

Life as an international student

St. Francis College is currently home to 225 international students coming from 65 different countries.

The main office on the campus in charge of international student's support is called SFC International. This office collaborates with other services to make sure that all international students get access to all the great opportunities the College offers.

They can help you to become a member of one of the 40 clubs and societies on campus, become student worker or assistant in various departments, or earn great internship opportunities at companies like Deloitte, J.P. Morgan and Chase, HSBC and KPMG.

There are loads of other events you can enjoy, including a block party for all students the day before the school starts. Some other important events are celebrations of the clubs and societies, and the sports matches that take place on the campus throughout the year.

Student reviews for St. Francis College

Overall rating

4.4
34 reviews
  • Overall experience
    4.6
  • Academic
    4.5
  • University social
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    4.2
  • University facilities
    4.3
Enada Hodo
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Studied Information Technology at St. Francis College
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about St. Francis College

It is a small college, but it offers a lot. The atmosphere of the staff and students is very friendly and you really feel like you belong to this place. The campus is located in a very nice neighborhood, which I enjoy a lot. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade provides a great view of the Manhattan’s Financial District. The subway stations are around the corners and multiple trains stop by. There are always lots of activities in campus, not only during the activity period, but all the time. There are more than 40 students’ clubs and organizations where you can find yourself.

Joseph Louis
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Studied Information Technology at St. Francis College
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about St. Francis College

It seems a small college for many, but for me it's a big one. There's everything that a student could need in college.

Beatriz Gomes Angelo
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Studied Agricultural Economics at St. Francis College
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    3
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about St. Francis College

The location and facilities are very good. It just misses out on having a better on campus cafeteria and more social events.

Antonina Horzov
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Studied Accounting at St. Francis College
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about St. Francis College

St. Francis is a great place to study, develop, and improve. They have all the means needed for you to succeed! It’s like a big family where each person is ready to help!

Zaryab Khan
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Studied Information Technology at St. Francis College
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    4
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about St. Francis College

It's is hard to describe in a few words but, in short, I would say it's wonderful. As a freshman, nervous and anxious about coming into a new country and place that have never been to before, I felt very welcomed. In my opinion, it is the first impression that decides everything, and I really liked how the staff and students on campus and in the dorms made us feel so welcome and at home. The campus is on one of the most beautiful and amazing sites in New York, not to mention the busy streets. My experience has been very exciting, exciting as a game, to keep trying to win.

What St. Francis College says

  • Profile of Esther Hassell
    Esther Hassell
    Esther Hassell says:

    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. With a total enrollment of about 2,600 and an average of 20 students per class, St. Francis College offers 72 undergraduate majors and minors across 19 academic departments.

    The student body, hailing from 65 national backgrounds, reflects every religious tradition. Its cultural and ethnic diversity reflects NYC’s diversity. The College has embarked on a comprehensive internationalization strategy, and with total number of 225 internaitonal students, is committed to preparing students for 21st century careers that fuel the global economy.

    SFC 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 while men's water polo has 4 NCAA Division I Final Four Appearances.

    Great Internship and Networking opportunities for all the students at St. Francis College are definitely big reason why to study here. Our international students traditionally land some of the great internships in companies such as KPMG, Bloomberg, Deloitte, American Express, CBS, National Grid, ConEdison, NBC, J.P. Morgan, and many others. Our Alumni Network is built on the success and service and a commitment to making the world more equitable and more hospitable. Our alumni certainly are the pride of our institutions and they are always ready to help generations to come. A smaller student population makes our facilities very welcoming and heart-warming. Students are known by name in every space they enter which is a very unique thing that we at St. Francis College take big pride in. Besides the classrooms and administrative offices, SFC has two gyms (basketball and volleyball) that are accessible for regular students. On top of that, there is a swimming pool on our campus as well as a weightlifting room that students could use. The best thing is the fact that the actual campus is one big building that covers the whole block and has 8 floors. Thus students do not have to walk long distances between the classes since they are only 2-3 minutes away from basically every office or classroom at St. Francis College. Our campus location is less than 20 minutes away from all the prominent tourist locations such as Wall Street, Times Square and Central Park, hence, we love to say that New York City is our campus. There are many great career prospects for international students graduating from St. Francis College, including careers in accounting/CPA, nursing, law, business (investment banking, finance), marketing, media and communications, and many others!