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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 2016)

  • 2,130 total enrollment

Undergraduate Demographics

  • Men 28% /Women 72%
  • Percentage of international students: 1%

Diversity: Undergraduate Students

  • American Indian/Alaska Native: <1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Black or African American: 23%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 30%
  • 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

  • 13:1
  • Percentage of classes under 20: 73%

Academic Programs

  • 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%
  • Business/marketing: 14%
  • Biological/life sciences: 8%
  • Education: 7%
  • 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.

Institutes/Centers

  • Felician University Institute for Gerontology
  • Center for Excellence in Computer Science
  • 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

  • 58% of freshmen live on campus
  • 30% of undergraduates live on campus

Athletics

  • 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)
  • 3 NCAA All-Americans
  • 12 Academic All-Americans