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.
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 2016)
2,130 total enrollment
Men 28% /Women 72%
Percentage of international students: 1%
Diversity: Undergraduate Students
American Indian/Alaska Native: <1%
Black or African American: 23%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%>
Two or more races: 1%
White, Non-Hispanic: 29%
Full Time Faculty
67% hold the appropriate doctorate/terminal degree
Student to Faculty Ratio
Percentage of classes under 20: 73%
More than 55 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%
Biological/life sciences: 8%
All others: 27%
Accolades and Distinctions
Felician students honored as a New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher for the past four our of five years.
The Education Class of 2015 achieved a 100% pass rate on the PRAXIS exam.
The Nursing Class of 2015 achieved a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam.
Felician University was named to Money Magazine’s 2015 Best Colleges List and received an impressive Value Added Grade of “A,” reflecting how well our students perform vs. expectations for students with similar economic and academic backgrounds.
Felician University Institute for Gerontology
Center for Excellence in Computer Science
Blessed Mary Angela Institute
Felician Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs
99% of freshmen students receive institutional grants
Military Educational Benefits accepted (Post-9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, etc.)
58% of freshmen live on campus
30% of undergraduates live on campus
14 varsity teams in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) of NCAA Division II
14 CACC team championships
8 NAIA All Americans (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)