St. Francis College: Narrative Description

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180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201-4398
Tel: (718)522-2300
Admissions: (718)489-5200
Fax: (718)522-1274
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Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $70.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $10,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $3463 per student. Total enrollment: 2,326. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,420 applied, 88% were admitted. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,990 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 336 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 54 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 18% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,785 includes full-time tuition ($11,420), mandatory fees ($365), and college room and board ($8000). College room only: $6500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, degree level, program, and student level. Part-time tuition: $395 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $70 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, degree level, program, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Latin American Society, Fine Arts Society, Power Lifting Club, Games Club, Haitian American Students Alliance. Major annual events: International Night, Franciscan Spirit Week, Community Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: ID checks, crime awareness workshops, pamphlets, posters, films. McGarry Library with 120,000 books, 13,350 microform titles, 571 serials, 2,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $758,319. 138 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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