Saint John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is a private liberal arts college located in Pittsford, New York, United States, an eastern suburb of Rochester.
St. John Fisher College was founded as a men's college in 1948 by the Basilian Fathers and, with the aid of Father James E. Kearney, then the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. In 1968, the College became independent from the Catholic Church, and coeducational in 1971. Recently, the College has experienced a large increase in on-campus housing, student enrollment, new facilities, and the establishment of both the Wegmans School of Nursing and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.
Praying StatueSt. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. Guided since its inception by the educational philosophy of the Congregation of St. Basil, the College emphasizes liberal learning both for students in traditional academic disciplines and for those in more directly career-oriented fields. In keeping with the openness that is characteristic of its Basilian heritage, Fisher welcomes qualified students, faculty and staff regardless of religious or cultural background. As an institution of higher learning, we engage our students in the quest for knowledge and truth, believing that such engagement will equip them to make sound judgments as individuals, family members, and citizens. We provide individual guidance to students as they strive for academic excellence and develop values that will guide them in meaningful and productive lives. Our dual emphasis on intellectual and personal growth derives from our belief that learning is valuable for its own sake, for the sake of those who learn, and for the sake of society as a whole.
Suburban, 154 Acres (0.62 Km2)