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St. John Fisher College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1948
Affiliation: In the Catholic tradition
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,793
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $36,345,531
Admissions Address

3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Website

http://www.sjfc.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@sjfc.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Stacy Ledermann
Admissions office telephone: (585) 385-8064
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/stjfc Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Very important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 62%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 75%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 62%
Total applicants: 2,968
Total acceptances: 1,844
Total freshman enrollment: 563
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 5%
Male applicants: 1,360
Male acceptances: 788
Male freshman enrollment: 250
 
Female applicants: 1,608
Female acceptances: 1,056
Female freshman enrollment: 313
Out-of-state freshmen: 2%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 81
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 20
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 20%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 77%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 69%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 580
Math: 520 – 610
Combined: 1010 – 1190

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 3.0%
600-699 18.0% 28.0%
500-599 51.0% 52.0%
400-499 29.0% 16.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 31%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 25
Math: 21 – 25
Composite: 21 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 3.0% 3.0%
24-29 34.0% 30.0% 51.0%
18-23 63.0% 64.0% 42.0%
12-17 1.0% 3.0% 4.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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