St. John Fisher College: Narrative Description

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3690 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618-3597
Tel: (585)385-8000
Free: 800-444-4640
Admissions: (585)385-8064
Fax: (585)385-8129
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 136-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $32.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5778 per student. Total enrollment: 3,376. Faculty: 355 (133 full-time, 222 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,423 applied, 70% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,381 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 224 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 6 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 12% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Rochester Area Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 9/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $300. Comprehensive fee: $26,350 includes full-time tuition ($18,200), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($7900). College room only: $5100. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Board, Commuter Council, Resident Student Association. Major annual events: Teddi Project Dance Marathon, Family Weekend, Fisherpalooza. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,372 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Charles J. Lavery Library with 190,903 books, 206,358 microform titles, 8,964 serials, 29,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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