Felician College was founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, and is one of the few Franciscan colleges in existence in the United States. Felician College is a small, 4-year, private liberal arts institution, with campuses located in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey. The college commits to “an emphasis on service and respect for humanity” according to the vision of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska - a foundress of the Felician Sisters. The mission of Felician College:
- To provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts
Felician College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition the college retains programmatic accreditation with:
- The Teacher Education Accreditation Council
- The New Jersey State Board of Nursing
- The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
Today, more than 2,300 undergraduate students are enrolled at Felician College. This institution offers rolling admission, which means applications are accepted throughout the year. On average, students will receive acceptance notices four weeks after submitting an application. Along with the application, students must provide high school transcripts or proof of GED equivalency, college transcripts if transferring, SAT or ACT scores, a personal statement, and the $30 application fee.
Tuition for undergraduate full-time students enrolled in 12 to 18 credit hours of study is $14,180 per semester, not including added fees. Graduate programs are based on credit hour and are $945 per credit hour.
Felician College supports an array of financial aid programs and 84 percent of all students receive financial aid. Approximately 80 percent of incoming freshmen receive some form of scholarship award, and for new students with an average GPA of 2.5-2.99, academic merit scholarships of $4,000 to $10,500 are awarded. Those new students who enroll in Felician College with a 3.00 – 4.0 GPA receive from $4,500 to full tuition costs. Need-based aid, including federal grant and loan programs, is also available for those who qualify. Furthermore, Felician College is designated a military friendly school and supports a number of resources for eligible veterans, active duty service members, and dependents, including:
- Military Grant
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Military friendly degree programs
- Military services staff
- Added veteran resources
Certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are all offered at Felician College. There are more than 55 total academic programs at the college. Business, Arts and Sciences, Education, and Nursing programs offer students a wide number of options, with over 40 undergraduate programs within the four Academic Divisions. Class sizes average 15 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. Graduate programs include Business and Management Services, Counseling Psychology, Nursing and Health Management, Religious Education, and Teacher Education. Students at the graduate level can pursue master’s degrees, post master’s certificates, doctorate degrees, and certificates of study.
Felician College competes in ten Division II athletic programs which include cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, cheerleading, golf, softball, and baseball. 34 clubs and organizations are available on campus such as the chess club, education club, service learning club, peer supporters group, campus ministry, and aspiring authors literary club. Professional organizations, including the Students National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Nursing Students, American Nurses’ Association, American Society of Medical Technology, New Jersey Society of Medical Technology, also provide extracurricular opportunities.
There are two residence halls located at Felician College, and another on the Rutherford campus. Milton Hall is home to underclassmen, and offers housing with two double-capacity rooms which are joined by a bathroom. Elliott Terrace is open only to upperclassmen. This residence hall is divided into female and male towers, and offer suite-style rooms that can house six students.
Sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Felix of Cantalice (Felician Sisters)
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Post-master's certificate
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
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