St. Francis College

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St. Francis College (also known as SFC) is a private, coeducational college located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, in the United States. It was founded in 1859 by the Franciscan friars as the St. Francis Academy. St. Francis College was the first private school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.

As of 2010, 2,000 full time students and more than 400 part-time students from 80 countries attend the College. St. Francis College has been ranked by the New York Times as one of the more diverse colleges in the United States. The college has also been ranked by both Forbes Magazine and U.S. News and World Report as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the north.

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Baltic and Butler Street Campus

St. Francis College was founded by Franciscan Brothers in 1859 as St. Francis Academy, the first private school in the diocese of Brooklyn. St. Francis Academy, dedicated to the education of the newly formed Brooklyn diocese’s Catholic boys, started in a building on Baltic Street. The Academy expanded and grew to encompass six row houses, with of frontage and a former Methodist Church on Baltic Street. In 1868, the academy was incorporated and in 1884 it was...
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