Saint John Fisher College

Saint John Fisher College

Saint John Fisher College is a private, liberal arts college located in Pittsford, New York, United States. It was originally established in 1948 as a men's college by the Basilian Fathers. The College was ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the "Tier 1" Northern Master's Universities category. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • The Bittner School of Business
  • The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education
  • The School of Arts and Sciences
  • The Wegmans School of Nursing
  • The Wegmans School of Pharmacy

Saint John Fisher College boasts of an active student life. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations including the Accounting Club, Commuter Council, Asian Student Union, Outdoors Club, and Young Republicans Club.

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Contacting Saint John Fisher College

Saint John Fisher College
3690 East Ave
Rochester , NY 14618-3597
General Phone: (585) 385-8000

Saint John Fisher College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching311educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, reading teaching, education courses
Business and Management238business management, accounting, finance, human resources development, taxation
Liberal Arts167American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81registered nursing, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling74psychology, mental health counseling
Media72communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy36sports and fitness management
Science35biology, chemistry, physics
Computer Science and Engineering12computer and info science, information technology
Family and Social Work6social service professions
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Saint John Fisher College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree69530
Master's degree34413
Post-master's certificate12
Postbaccalaureate certificate11

Saint John Fisher College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint John Fisher College had a total enrollment of 3,793 students (3,483 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 31%
22-24 16%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York98%

Saint John Fisher College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Saint John Fisher College Room and Board (2007)

Saint John Fisher College offers campus housing for 1,408 of its 3,483 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Rochester, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Saint John Fisher College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480570
SAT Math510600
SAT Writing470560
ACT Verbal2125
ACT Math2126
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT50%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint John Fisher College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,390
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,390
Room and board $ 10,040
Room charge $ 6,420
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,620
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 900

Financial Aid:
Saint John Fisher College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 282100)

Saint John Fisher College Faculty

Saint John Fisher College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3649
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1319

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year2*7$101,658
Assistant professorcalendar year4$89,1346$91,322
All faculty totalcalendar year8$104,26713$96,887

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$81,9909$83,942
Associate professoracademic year34$67,80222$64,896
Assistant professoracademic year31$54,20745$57,310
Instructoracademic year6$47,0639$47,910
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year96$65,46086$60,944

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint John Fisher College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Empire Eight
Basketball Empire Eight
Baseball Empire Eight

Saint John Fisher College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Development

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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What Sets Saint John Fisher College Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 7%Saint John Fisher College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Saint John Fisher College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Saint John Fisher College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
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Top 15%Saint John Fisher College Number of degree programs
Number of students
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Top 19%Saint John Fisher College Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Saint John Fisher College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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