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Saint John Fisher College

As an independent institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education, St. John Fisher College emphasizes the liberal arts, offering programs in traditional academic disciplines as well as more directly career-oriented fields.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Journalism & Media (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Law (1)



The seeds of what would become St. John Fisher College started growing in the hearts and minds of two great men: the Most Reverend James E. Kearney, then Bishop of Rochester, New York; and Father Hugh Haffey, a Basilian priest from Toronto who taught at Aquinas Institute, a local Catholic high school for boys.


Fisher offers undergraduate majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing, as well as several pre-professional programs. The College also offers a variety of master's and doctoral programs; a fully online program and several online courses are part of the curriculum mix as well.


The Center for Student Scholarship, Research, and Creative Work supports students and mentors across the disciplines as they engage in the processes of creative inquiry, dissemination of their work, and self-development.


The Career Center assists students and alumni with all phases of the career development process, including career exploration, decision making, and career management. The goal of the Career Center is to counsel, educate, and connect.

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Student services

The Center for Academic Advising and Support Services is a team of professionals who help students set individual learning goals and provide information and guidance about academic programs, services, and College expectations as means of achieving those goals.

Housing services

There are eight residential areas located on the St. John Fisher College campus. Each residence hall houses between 50 to 200 students.

While all buildings have unique qualities, all share common traits. Laundry facilities, comfortable television and study lounges with wireless access, and kitchen areas are conveniently located and available in all buildings on campus. All rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, wardrobe/closet, and dresser for each student. All of our residence halls are non-smoking. 

Library services

Lavery Library is committed to the needs of the college’s students, wherever they are located and wherever they are on their educational journey. The Library staff is compelled to “make it possible.” Lavery Library is not just an academic library. We have a culture of going beyond--where library staff do what is needed to enable student success. 

Medical services

The Health and Wellness Center provides compassionate, high-quality medical and mental health services, and wellness education to students. In promoting wellness, we also serve as a health and medical resource for the campus community.

Student Life

Campus life

At Fisher, what happens outside of the classroom is just as important as what happens inside, and is an integral part of your college experience. Whether you’re socializing in your residence hall or participating in a club meeting or activity, you’re expanding your interests and making lifelong friends.

Sports facilities

St. John Fisher College offers a number of programs and activities dedicated to providing you with fitness, friendship, and fun.

Fisher recognizes the importance of balancing academics with healthy athletic competition, physical fitness, and year-round recreation. Whether you’re looking to compete, get fit, or just have fun, you’ll find plenty of programs and facilities that can help you fill your non-study hours at the College.

Student clubs

It’s easy to get involved in one or more student clubs and organizations at Fisher. With more than 70 student-run groups, there is something for everyone. From Biology Club to Sport Management Club, Dance Club to Investment Club, you are sure to find a fit!


The College is composed of five schools: the School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business; the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education; the Wegmans School of Nursing; and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Each school is accredited by regional, national, and/or international accrediting bodies. Learn more about accreditation.

East Rochester, New York, United States