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St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
St. John Fisher is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Founded in 1948 as a men's college, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 139-acre campus is located in a suburban section of Rochester.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,786
   Women 1,671 (60.0%)
   Men 1,115 (40.0%)
Graduate Students 1,001
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 4,551 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 542 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 524 average
480-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $46,120
  Tuition and Fees $31,880
  Room and Board $11,740
Average Percent of Need Met 74%
Average Freshman Award $23,070
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 230
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Rochester Population 210,532
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cardinals (The Fisher Fanatic)
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
4.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.1% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students 0.1% from 2 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 64.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported