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Felician University



Felician University is a private institution located in New Jersey, USA and has two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford - both of which have a regular shuttle bus service running between them. The university is one of the only Franciscan universities in New Jersey and welcomes approximately 2,130 students to study programmes at its four academic schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education and Nursing. It has received several accolades in recent times, including being the number one safest college campus in the state.

Students can study abroad during their time at Felician University in Barcelona, Spain; Florence, Italy; Dublin, Ireland, or anywhere in the world they choose. This opportunity allows students to gain new experiences abroad and learn about another culture and way of life.

The university has its own Career Development Centre, which assists students with everything from career advice to help with writing a stand-out CV and cover letter. Students can also take part in the 'college to career plan' which sees them meet regularly with a career advisor, attend graduate fairs, and apply for internships.

The university runs a wide range of clubs and societies for students to get involved in, ranging from the Irish Dance Team to the International Culture Club. Impressive facilities across the two campuses include a three-floor library, a gym, a Starbucks and a game room.

Located just 12 miles from New York, students have the advantage of being close to one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, boasting world-famous shops, restaurants, theatres, museums and parks, as well as access to leading businesses for internship opportunities.

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What's new

What's new

In 2018 and 2019, Felician University was ranked the number one safest college campus in New Jersey, according to The data came from the U.S. Department of Education (which included campus crime statistics and the local crime grade) as well as student reviews.

The university recently partnered up with the Italian Culture on the Net (ICoN, a group of 18 Italian universities). Going into effect this academic year, ICoN will help the university develop its Italian programs, from basic language courses to dual degrees and masters. Students will also be given the opportunity to minor in Italian and attend one-to-two-week placements in Italy. This new partnership will enrich the educational experience of students and contribute to the overall globalization of the university.

An additional partnership between Felician University and St. George’s University has also been created. This new relationship means qualified Felician students can get earlier admission to St. George’s medical or veterinary school. They are also allowed to apply for a place from their freshman year.

In other course-related news, the university’s counselling psychology graduate program has recently been upgraded to a full, ten-year accreditation term by the Masters in Psychology and Counselling Accreditation Counsel.

Additionally, its Master of Science in Nursing degree was ranked as one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The university has also recently added new facilities, including a new gaming room, which accommodates up to 20 students. It includes five desktops with 30- inch monitors and Corsair gaming keyboards. There are also two console stations and room for other computer equipment, so students can bring in their own consoles. Students can also install games from their own gaming profiles, as long as they request permission. Students will also be employed in the space to lend equipment and monitor it.

Department structure

Department structure

Felician University has four schools which offer a variety undergraduate programs. These are, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Education and the School of Nursing. Students study in small class sizes (around 15 students per class).

There are a range of courses across these schools, including:

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Exercise Sports Science
  • Health Information Management
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Pre-Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Social and Behavioural Science
  • School of Business

The School of Arts and Sciences offer degrees at baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Students can also double-major or minor in a specific area if they want to develop their knowledge further. Graduate-level work is also available on certain courses.

Other undergraduate programmes include:

  • 5-Year BS/MBA
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • Healthcare Administration
  • International Business Concentration
  • Management
  • Marketing

Bachelor of Arts in Education can be studied in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Childhood (P-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) and Content Area Specialization (5-8)
  • Elementary Education (K-6) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
  • K-12 Language Arts
  • K-12 Mathematics
  • K-12 Biology
  • K-12 Earth Science
  • K-12 Social Studies
  • K-12 Visual Arts

School of Business

Integrates the corporate world with the academic. Students will develop skills in entrepreneurial leadership, management real-world problem solving, teamwork and ethical decision making.

School of Nursing

Preparing students for the future health care systems, The School of Nursing teaches students simulations, technology, evidence-based care and prevention, as well as advance nursing science through active programs of research.


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Admission requirements

In order to apply to the university as a first-year student, international students need to submit the following:

  • Online application for admission or submission of the Common Application.
  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts translated into English.
  • Official college/university transcript(s) (transfer applicants only)
  • SAT scores for first time freshmen, if available. (These tests are not compulsory for international students unless they’re applying for the Honors program).
  • Personal statement (optional).
  • English proficiency exam if English is not the primary language. The University accepts TOEFL (minimum score of 65), IELTS (minimum score of 6.0), Pearson Test of English (minimum score of 48), Duolingo score of 32 and SAT 23 on CR or 470 EBRW.
  • USD $30 non-refundable application fee.
  • Copy of passport information page.
  • Financial certifications and agreement of financial support, if applying for an F-1 student visa.

Felician University offers rolling admission for all majors except Nursing.

Students can expect to receive a decision about their place within three weeks of the university receiving their application. The deadline for applications for students wanting to start in the Fall (August) is July 1st and the deadline for students wishing to start in the Spring (January) is December 1st.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Felician University offers a range of scholarships and grants. In fact, 99% of undergraduates receive financial help.

Every international student on an undergraduate or graduate program is automatically eligible for consideration for a scholarship once they’ve accepted their place.

Academic scholarships are awarded to students based on a qualification review. This includes grades, standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities and potential to succeed.

If students accept a place on either the ESL Academic Bridge or a bachelor’s degree program, they will be instantly considered for:

International Student Scholarship Award:

Worth $5,000 - $18,000 a year, and based mostly on academic merit.

International Transfer Scholarship

Offering $4,500 - $15,000, this is based on a student’s previous credentials. The university will look for:

  • Over 12 credits of university credit (foreign or domestic)
  • At least a 2.5 GPA in their work

Graduate Student Scholarship Award

Worth $1,000, all incoming graduate international students can qualify for this. It is awarded every academic year to students enrolled in a full-time program.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship:

Worth $3,500, and given in addition to the International Transfer Scholarship, this is given to students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

Master’s Alumni Scholarship

Graduates from a Felician University undergraduate degree program are eligible for a $100 per credit discount toward their next degree there.

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The university offers two halls of residence for international students. Both areas have live-in staff members and resident assistants, who are available all day, every day.

Student housing options are:

Elliott Terrace

A suite-style residence, it includes a communal lounge, laundry and outside courtyard which also contains a patio and grill. Students who live here will be required to be part of a meal plan.

Milton Court

Housing double capacity rooms in a series of suites, these residences are connected via a bathroom. Milton offers a quiet study area, communal lounges, a games room and laundry facilities.

Other facilities

The university offers a variety of academic and social areas for students.

On the academic side, there are:

  • Study lounges and labs
  • Academic and administrative offices
  • Computer labs on Lodi and Rutherford campuses
  • Studios
  • Research facilities
  • Laboratories

On the social side, students can relax with the following on-campus facilities:

  • Cafeterias and dining halls
  • Coffee shops
  • Bookstore
  • Clubs and organisations
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Graduate outcomes

The employability rate for Felician University graduates has steadily risen over the last few years. As well as the high-quality teaching and career opportunities offered by the university, this has also been aided by its close proximity to the bustling hub of New York, strong partnerships with schools and organisations as well as its close relationship with alumni. In fact, last year over 100 students undertook an internship while studying at the university, vital experience to have on the resumes when job hunting after graduation.

Last year, the university awarded 44% of students a health-related degree, 14% achieved a business/marketing degree, 8% a biological/life science degree, 7% were education based and 27% studied something different. According to in 2017, Felician University was ranked third among private institutions in New Jersey for best value.

But the university’s support doesn’t stop once students graduate. In fact, The Career Development Center at Felician University still helps alumni for free with the same services offered to current students. This includes giving them resume and cover letter advice, interview techniques and networking opportunities.

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Felician is an affable institution.

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It is easy to navigate the school. Resources are easy to reach and faculty and staff members are always ready to lend a helping hand. There is free tutoring to help student understand lesson topics that couldn't be understood in class. Career development center helps us with information regarding internships, career 
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