Felician College
262 South Main Street
Lodi, New Jersey 07644
Admissions: 201-559-6131
Fax: 973-778-4111


men/women 610/922


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Average SAT verbal scores: 447
Average SAT math scores: 440

Fees: Estimated between $600-$700 annually (course fees vary)
Books: Estimated between $500-$600 annually
Room and board:
$11,900 for the academic year

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Felician College
Lodi, New Jersey

Felician College
Felician students relax on the Rutherford campus in front of the historic castle.

College Description
Felician College is a coeducational, liberal arts, Catholic college, founded in the Franciscan tradition by the Felician Sisters, an international order that follows the Rule of St. Francis of Assisi. Located on two picturesque campuses, Lodi and Rutherford, in suburban northern New Jersey, Felician College enrolls 1500 students in 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, health sciences and teacher education. While most of the students come from the tri-state area, students also come to Felician from Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Spain, France, Ireland, and many other countries around the world.

With a mission to provide a values-oriented education based in the liberal arts, Felician College offers small seminar classes in the day, evening, and on weekends. Felician also offers accelerated degree programs, distance learning, the Honors Program, study abroad, internships, and independent study. The college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and carries program accreditation from the National League for Nursing, the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Academic Life
Felician College offers programs of study in the arts and sciences, health sciences, and teacher education. A liberal arts program leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Associate in Arts degree is designed to provide students with a broad general education and concentrated preparation in a major area. The core curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education and prepares them for the challenges of today’s job market by focusing on the refinement of reasoning and communication skills, the formation of character, and the incorporation of essential life experience through community-based service learning.

Programs of Study:
Baccalaureate Degree Programs: Art, fine arts, graphic design, Biology, biochemistry, Business Administration, accounting, Computing Science, Elementary Education, English, communications, History, Humanities, Management and Marketing, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, environmental science, mathematical sciences, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, cytotechnology, medical technology, toxicology, Nursing, Philosophy, Psychology, gerontology, Religious Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences, political science, sociology, Special Education.

Associate Degree Programs: Medical Laboratory Technology, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Nursing, Liberal Arts.

Master's Degree Programs: M.S.N. in Primary Care Nursing, family nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, M.A. in Religious Education, M.A. in English, and an M.A. in Teacher Education.

Post-Graduate Certificates: Teacher Education, Religious Studies, Family or Adult Nurse Practitioner, Special Programs, Honors Program, Study Abroad, Independent Study, Service Learning, Jump Start, Educational Opportunity Fund, Accelerated Degree Programs, Distance Learning.

A “three plus three” doctoral program in physical therapy is also offered in collaboration with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

Campus Life
Felician College is located on two beautifully landscaped campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey. Both campuses, set in suburban towns, are a short train or bus ride from New York City and just a few miles from the New Jersey Meadowlands sports complex. The proximity of both affords students with the opportunity to experience the thrill of live NFL, NHL, and NBA games, concerts, Broadway shows, sidewalk cafes…and internships in the city! When students prefer to stay on campus, they will enjoy a myriad of events and activities which dot the calendar throughout the year. There are over 23 clubs and organizations on campus to meet the special interests of students, and the Student Government Organization (SGO) coordinates activities on and off campus which are designed to bring the student body together for engaging social, cultural, civic, and athletic events. The students host an annual talent show, Spring-fest, Fall-fest, faculty-student softball games, campus barbecues, Siblings Weekend, and weekly entertainment in the Falcon's Nest, the most popular on-campus hangout. There is a club of interest for just about everyone including the Golden Falcon Cheerleaders, the Drama Club, Chess Club, and the Aspiring Authors Club, to name a few. The campuses contain two residence halls featuring spacious three-bedroom suites, academic buildings, student centers, computer and Internet labs, cafeterias and gymnasium facilities. (The College crime statistics are just about nonexistent thanks to 24-hour security on both campuses.)

Iviswold Castle

Facilities and Resources
At Felician College, you’ll never have to wait for a computer! The college offers three fully equipped computer laboratories—two on the Lodi campus and one on the Rutherford campus. Both residence halls are wired for computer access, and additional computers are available for student use in the psychology lab, accounting lab, computer science lab, writing lab, nursing skills lab, the library, the art studio, and the Center for Learning. Other facilities include physics, chemistry and clinical science laboratories, a 1500-seat auditorium, a fitness center, a gymnasium, weight room, three dining facilities, infant/toddler and child care centers, and plenty of campus parking. With classes offered on both campuses, shuttle buses transport students between the campuses located only a few miles apart.

Sports/Coaches Directory/Varsity Athletics
The Rutherford Campus houses the gymnasium while the Lodi Campus boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center for students. Felician College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division II. The Golden Falcons athletic teams compete in men’s baseball, soccer, basketball, cross country, and track, as well as women’s softball, soccer, basketball, cross country, and track. The athletic department also sponsors numerous intramural sports activities.

Financial Aid
Felician College participates in federal, state, and institutional programs of financial assistance. To determine the amount and type of aid needed, applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Department of Education. The College participates in the Federal Work-Study, Federal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant programs. Students who do not receive state scholarships may be considered for New Jersey tuition aid grants. Through a state-guaranteed loan program, students may also take out low-interest bank loans. A number of institutional scholarships are available for qualified students in need of financial assistance. To take advantage of federal financial aid programs exclusively for veterans, a certificate of eligibility should be submitted to the director of financial aid at Felician College. Outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year may inquire about the Summer Scholars Program grants awarded to students interested in taking a course for college credit during the summer session. More than half of the students attending Felician College receive financial aid.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school and must present 16 academic units or the high school equivalency certificate, character references, satisfactory SAT or ACT scores, and a physician's certificate of health. A personal interview with an admission counselor is recommended. Students graduating with an associates degree from a recognized junior college are eligible for admission into the upper division of Felician College. Applications for transfer are considered for both fall and spring semesters. Admission requirements may be adjusted for adults on the basis of maturity and experience. Felician College offers credit and advanced placement for acceptable scores on the College Board Advanced Placement tests. Superior high school students who have completed their junior year may take courses upon recommendation by their high school principal and guidance counselor.

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