Saint John Fisher College
Rochester, NY, USA

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Saint John Fisher College
3.99 Average Rating

Josue from Rochester, NY

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As an upcoming senior, I've realized just how much I've learned in the past few years. Knowledge goes beyond the classroom though and I was able to attend Macquarie University in Australia during my junior year. All my financial aid transferred which made the affordability of studying abroad easier.

The C/J professors have extensive knowledge in their field and the classes are a lot more entertaining and practical once you move past the theory portions.
Am enjoying being here
Fisher is a close-knitted community. There is both good and bad which can be associated with this.

The good is that everyone knows everyone so helpful people are just about everywhere. There are also lots of great activities which you can get immersed in.

The bad is that it's hard to see new faces after a while.
Bang for the buck
Activities wise: I'm not sure how many more clubs are needed. However, if you feel like nothing catches your attention, you could always petition to start a new club.
Great for these types of students
-Those seeking a small college.
-Those who want easy access to Downtown Rochester.
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Alissa from Cheektowaga, NY

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Some of the classes aren't too hard or very interesting, but Fisher has an outstanding science program for nursing or heathcare majors as well as a great education program. I'm currently undeclared and have been taking a wide array of classes. The anthropology classes are unique and made me start to seriously consider majoring in anthropology. The English classes are very interesting too. As a freshman, you're required to take a joint English and content class. Together they teach you how to transform what you learn into a good writing piece.
Am enjoying being here
There are a lot of sponsored activities...movie nights, comedians, henna tattoos, caricatures, trips, Sunday night football. A huge number of clubs that you can join. Living in a small dorm room with 2 other people and sharing a bathroom with 5 people can be a little hard, but it isn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Bang for the buck
The meal plan is extremely expensive but the food is amazing. A sandwich station, grill, pizza & pasta bar, stir fry, salad bar, bagel/toast station, deserts, cereal, and 5 places where they have specials of the day... it's well worth the price. There's also cafes around campus that take meal swipes and a late night cafe. The bookstore is more expensive than it should be so try to get your books somewhere else. It's a little pricey, but there are merit scholarships as well as an Honors program and Science Scholars that will give you money if you apply and get in.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be too nervous when you first start. It's really not as bad as you think. I was terrified and there was no reason to be. The peer adviser you get for the first semester and orientation team is really nice, don't be afraid to ask them questions. Don't worry about making a fool of yourself during orientation (especially not Playfair!). Everyone is nervous and if one person can start to make jokes, everyone will be more comfortable.
Great for these types of students
Outgoing students, education or biology/chemistry majors. People who aren't afraid of having too many student loans.
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Fisher Cardinal

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
St John Fisher College incorporates a close knit community feel with an outstanding education by professors who truly care about their students. The educational opportunities are among the top tier in Western New York, with very prominent members of the community being Fisher Alums. Fisher is located in the heart of Pittsford, New York which boasts numerous opportunities for entertainment outside of the classroom.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure a small sized campus is truly where you want to be. Meet as many people as you can and always open your mind to new opportunities. Stay on top of your studies, work hard, and above all; have fun!
Academic Rigor
Regardless of the intended program of study, Fisher will guarantee each student gains a quality education while attending the college. Professors truly care for the advancement of their students and push them for their best work at all times. Many quality internships are also available within the Rochester area.
Dorm Life
Many freshman are placed into co-ed dorms however students are able to decide if they would like to be in all female or single dorm rooms. Dorms are within 5 minutes (sometimes shorter) of the heart of campus, and are very clean and secure for all students.
Food and Dining
Our campus dining services are one of the best in the area. Whether you are in the mood for stir-fry, create-your-own pasta dishes, or fresh off the grill burgers, you will never grow tired of the food on campus.
What to do for fun
Located just minutes from downtown Rochester, professional sports are available year round to any sport lover. Eastview Mall is minutes from the college, with accessible shuttles available on weekends. Pittsford Plaza is home to the original Wegman's grocery store, as well as a Barnes and Noble, several high end restaurants, and other shopping options.
Bang for the buck
A bit on the expensive side, Fisher is a private institution that has quality instruction and an extensive network of working class professionals around the world.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Fish Bowl is a late night restaurant in which students meet up after homework or before bed to relax, eat food, and clear their minds of a long day.

The Teddi Dance for love is a 24 hour dance-a-thon which raises money for childhood cancer in accordance with Camp Good Days and Special Times. Thousands of participants and dollars are raised each year by members of the community and the school as well. Each fall, Fisher participates in a charity football game with a local college at a neutral site to raise money for Camp Good Days, and incorporates many children who have, or are currently battling life threatening diseases.
Great for these types of students
Athletes, Outgoing individuals, small school lovers
Clubs and Activities
Clubs on campus are available for every major that really embodies the education in the class room and ties in real life experiences. These hands on clubs will look great on a resume, as well as create a well rounded individual upon graduating college.
Greek Life
There is no on campus Greek Life.
Campus Safety
Weekly emails are sent out to inform students of happenings on-campus and in the area. The security staff patrols the campus at all times and definitely ensures the safety of all students and faculty.
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