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Fast Facts

History

  • Founded as Immaculate Conception Normal School in 1923 by the Felician Sisters of Lodi, New Jersey.
  • Incorporated as Immaculate Conception Junior College in 1942.
  • Offered four-year degrees as Felician College in 1967.
  • Changed name to Felician University with approval from New Jersey’s Secretary of Education in November 2015.
  • One of 24 Franciscan universities in the United States and the only in New Jersey.

Locations

  • Rutherford, New Jersey (10.5 acres, 12 miles west of New York City)
  • Lodi, New Jersey (27 acres)
  • 145-year-old Castle on the Rutherford campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Enrollment (Fall 2018)

  • 2,400 total enrollment

Undergraduate Demographics

  • Men 30% /Women 70%
  • Percentage of international students: 2.5%

Diversity: Undergraduate Students

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: <1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Black or African American: 21%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 30%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%>
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • White, Non-Hispanic: 29%

Full Time Faculty

  • 69% hold the appropriate doctorate/terminal degree

Student to Faculty Ratio

  • 13:1
  • Percentage of classes under 20: 67%

Academic Programs

  • More than 60 majors, minors and concentrations
  • Four academic schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing

Bachelor's Degrees Awarded Last Year

  • Health professions and related programs: 44%
  • Business/marketing: 18%
  • Biological/life sciences: 8%
  • Education: 4%
  • All others: 26%

Rankings and Accolades

  • Felician ranked third among private institutions in New Jersey for best value in 2017, according to payscale.com
  • Felician University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program ranked as one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2018
  • Felician University is ranked the #1 Safest College Campus in New Jersey in 2018, according to niche.com

Institutes/Centers

  • Felician University Institute for Gerontology
  • Blessed Mary Angela Institute
  • Felician Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs

Financial Aid

  • 99% of freshmen students receive institutional grants
  • Military Educational Benefits accepted (Post-9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, etc.)

Student Housing

  • 49% of freshmen live on campus
  • 30% of undergraduates live on campus

Athletics

  • 14 varsity teams in NCAA Division II
    • 13 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC)
    • One (women’s bowling) in the East Coast Conference (ECC)
    • A 15th sport, eSports (which is co-ed, and not part of the NCAA, but still will be varsity), is expected to be added in 2020-21.
  • 14 CACC team championships
  • 10 NAIA All Americans (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)
  • 6 NCAA All-Americans
  • 14 Academic All-Americans