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 2019)
30% /Women 70% Percentage of international students: 2.5%
Diversity: Undergraduate Students
American Indian/Alaska Native: <1%
Black or African American: 21%
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
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:
18% Biological/life sciences:
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
Felician University Institute for Gerontology
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.)
49% of freshmen live on campus
30% of undergraduates live on campus
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