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Founded in 1948, Saint John Fisher College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,770 full time undergraduate students, and 1,013 full time graduate students.
The Saint John Fisher College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 237 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saint John Fisher College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SJFC are considered Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 57% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Saint John Fisher College.
25 Students rated on-campus housing 4.3 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
20 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated campus food 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
31 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
12 Students rated Saint John Fisher College
Saint John Fisher College is one of the most welcoming colleges in the Rochester area. The campus is beautiful and the food in the dining hall is always changing to meet the student's desires. The professors are always willing to meet outside of class and office hours, and they truly care about each of their student's success. There is nothing I would change about this college and I am so proud to say that I attend it.
It was my number one school when applying for colleges and feel like home to me now.
It's a small school with under 3000 students. We are like one big family. Everyone looks out for eachother and completely supports eachother. The food is awesome, the camaraderie is second to none. The classes can be challenging, but you professors are always available as they want you to succeed. We just held our 37th annual Teddi Dance for Love 24 hour dance marathon. We raised just over 100k for kids with cancer! I personally raised $300. I love this school.
I LOVE Saint John Fisher College. I am so happy I decided to pursue my undergraduate degree here. The campus community feels like a family and I love being a part of it. Fisher offers so many opportunities for me to grow and develop as a person. This school gave me the chance to be a student leader and offered me internships to explore different career paths. SJFC really prepared me for life outside of college and I am so grateful.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Saint John Fisher College is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I feel that I was very prepared for entering the college world. If I could go back and give myself any advice, however, I think I would tell myself to have more fun. I spent a lot of my senior year worrying about grades and money and how it would affect my college of choice. I also spent a lot of time on homework. I would tell myself to take things one day at a time - you can't change what you don't know so go with the flow. It's important to stop and smell the roses and not get caught up in issues that you're going to be faced with soon enought anyway - worrying never fixed anything. I would tell myself to go out and enjoy life, live it up, spend time with friends because you're all going to part ways and nothing will be the same after that. Most importantly, I would tel myself to live for the moment more... I wish I had done that - time flies by faster than anyone every imagines; you blink and it's gone.
The classmates here are fun, helpful, smart, good looking
Most professors know your name or maybe all of them do but some of them like to play it off like they don't. The majority are personable and friendly but there are a handful who I question why they becamse professors in the first place because they seem to have no interest in you, the class, or even their profession.
My favorite classes are the creative writing courses whether it be fiction or non-fiction.
My least favorite classes are the math courses. Luckily I only had to take one but math is not my subject and i barely passed the course.
Class participation is common with some professors and not with others. It all really depends on how much the students like the professor and whether or not the professor engages them and keeps the course fun or if they drone on and on in a monotone voice.
I am an English major with a dual minor in Business Management and Intenational Relations. I haven't dealt with the Business and International Relations departments as much as I have the English. In the English department many of the teachers are very welcoming and willing to help you out. Off the top of my head I can only think of one professor who comes off as very nice but is actually a you know what.
The school has been regarded as "selective" but there are some kids enrolled that make you question what "selective" nowadays really is as there are students who somehow still struggle to read. Many of the classes, especially the core classes, are easy and one can get by doing minimal work.
You would actually be surprised to overhear some of the conversations around campus and what they people involved are discussing. Some are extremely intellectual and others leave you wondering how on earth they got into college.
St. John Fisher College lacks an exorbitant amount of diversity - espeically for it's proximity to the city of Rochester. There is less than 20% diversity on campus and I think it would be beneficial to all - students, faculty, and even perspective students and the community - if there were more diversity (racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, sexual).
I think the primary stereotype of St. John Fisher College is that the school is filled with upper-class guys and girls who believe they are privileged over others. The college is located in Pittsford, NY one of the wealthiest towns in the state. Many of the other surrounding towns and neighborhoods in the greater Rochester area are wealthy as well and it is safe to say that the majority of students are from the Rochester area.This coupled with the high cost of tuition creates a stereotype that the students here are "snobs"
The staff. (educational department)
Best thing: the small campus - if living in a dorm you can wake up ten minutes before class and get there on time
Worst thing: the prices in the cafeteria. Having a meal plan is crucial but without one it becomes extremeley expensive - a Muscle Milk and Special K bar is just over $6
St. John Fisher has a very small campus (about 50 acres) and is perfect for getting around. You can walk from one end of campus (Murphy Hall) to the other (Skalny Science Center) in 10-15 minutes, not even. In terms of student size there is just under 3,000 undergraduates and though it is nice knowing everyone and seeing everyone it also becomes a nuissance having to not only see the same people over and over again but word spreads fast in a small school which is most usually never a good thing.
When I tell people that I attend St. John Fisher they seem very impressed - maybe becuase of the reputation, the location, or the extremely high cost. Whatever it may be they think it is a very good school.
Before I lived off campus I spent the overhwleming majority of my time in my dorm just because I was always surrounded by my friends, a fun enviroment, and surprisingly I was able to get work done there.
There are four other colleges relatively close to St. John Fisher but there is not much to do on the weekends besides going downtown, at Fisher at least.
The administration is 50/50. There are actually a great number of professors who really are there to help you in any way possible (the typical professors you associate with a small school) and then there are the handful who would be better situated in a large university teaching 300 students at a time.
Because of the football team's surprising run to the NCAA Elite 8 in this year's playoffs I think there has been a surge in school pride.
The most frequent complaint on campus is the parking which is very limited. Even though they increased some of the lots it can still be troublesome.
The most popular team on campus would be the football team and I say this simply because they are the largest - the team holds just over 100 kids. I really don't believe the clubs and organizations have a huge crowd.
Freshman and sophomore year I left my dorm room open as it seemed to be the place where all of my friends got together to hang out. I think a lot more people kept ther door open freshman year just because they wanted to get to know people but as you get older less and less doors are open. In Keough, the junior dorm, I have yet to see a single door open.
Ever since I got into a relationship at the end of last year I have been paying attention more and more to who is dating on campus and the answer is not many. I can only think of 7 or 8 couples off the top of my head.
I met my closest friends freshman year because they lived on my floor all within 6 rooms of each other. It is a group of about 10 that has gotten bigger since frshman year but we all lived on the same floor. Also, some of my best friends came from being on the Lacrosse team
If I am up at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday I am watching T.V. playing Call of Duty or actually doing homework.
The weekends are what I assume to be normal for a college weekend. You'd be surprised at the number of students who decide to stay in. Thursday and Saturday nights are the biggest nights of the weekend and friday usually tends to be pretty slow. Wednesday nights, it seems, are getting more popular ech year. If you don't drink I am sure there is plenty of stuff to do around campus - there are always guest speakers, musicians, special guests, movies, and more going on so I am sure you'll find something. Sometimes If I can't drink one night I'll still go out and be DD. You can still go out and not drink - no one is going to pressure you. Again, we're all old enough to not really care about it.
Off campus I go to local sports games like the Amerks, Red Wings, and even some high school games. There are a lot of stores, movie theatres, and the Eastview Mall to go to to kill some time. I also just hang out at my house a lot
The friendly staff in the education department. They were always willing to extend themselves and really become friends with you and not just a teacher.
St. John Fisher College is friendly, expensive, academically supportive and there are always activities to get students involved both on and off campus.
Fisher was a small school and I liked the idea of that. I also loved the campus and all of the activities available to students.
Somebody with a big heart, kind personality, extroverted, open-minded
I wish I knew how to be more "take-charge" about what classes I was signed up for to begin my freshman year. I am now behind in my major courses, which makes it difficult to graduate on time.
Close minded, shallow
Lack of diversity
St. John Fisher College is known for it's small, beautiful campus with great study programs and majors that can apply to any and all students. The professors care about their students and always have time for one-on-one help with any of their students. There are exceptional schools of business and nursing within the college which make for great options for the students. Also, the Division III athletics are above average with football being a main attraction for the community and also the students.
Challenging, but in a good way. If you have a thought of a class you'd like to take, chances are it is offered at Fisher. This semester I took Reading Gender, which was geared towards looking at media artifacts through a rhetorical lens of different gender, sexuality, racial, and political biases. Next semester I'll be taking one of my first Art classes called "Picturing the Past", which will examine basically how a picture can "say 1000 words" as the expression goes. I'm sure it will be as intensive as my Reading Gender class was, but hopefully equally just as fun!
What your dorm will look like depends on your class year; Freshman are most likely to be tripled in one of the older dorms (such as Ward or Haffey), and do not select their own roommates. You can apply to be de-tripled, and the list order follows on a "first come, first serve" basis.
My freshman year, I was tripled on the third floor of Ward with two other ladies, and shared a conjoined bathroom with two other ladies next door. We were pretty squished, having to bunk our beds and make room for under-bed storage, but we made do, and soon enough it was mid-semester and we were able to be de-tripled. All of the cabin fever ultimately led to me making a friend for life, so although it was a bit uncomfortable for a while, it was worth it!
Most of the dorms have heating and cooling in the rooms, flat carpeting, a standard desk, dresser, closet, and chair, and large, draped sliding windows. The nicest dorm on campus (usually only open to upperclassmen, Juniors and Seniors) is Founders, which is like a swanky hotel inside, red plush couches and all. I have lived in Ward, Keough, Michaelhouse, and Founders, and prefer Keough and Founders best... the lounges are better stocked, more spacious, and the rooms are a touch nicer, overall.
I feel our school has some great clubs on campus that make a huge difference within the community. A good example of that would be the Teddi Dance For Love which is a student run club that holds a 24 hour dance for love. All the funds we earn go to the Camp Good Days and Special Times for kids with cancer.
Basically, if you want to be involved, there is plenty of opportunity to do so... but if not, no sweat! Fisher is not really a sports-centered school, but at the same time offers a variety of options for enthusiasts; football (of course), lacrosse, even golf (on Fisher's own course). Events are usually not packed, unless is is a traditional game such as the Courage Bowl, which usually draws a pretty decent crowd. Any 'pre-gaming' is out of sight, if at all - students are mostly there simply to support their friends and teammates.
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100% of students
attending Saint John Fisher College receive some sort of financial aid.
27% were awarded federal grants.
While 78% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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