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We are St. John Fisher University

Our name embodies academic excellence, community, service, character, and value. Explore more of what's in our name

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Introducing St. John Fisher University

With the sunrise on July 1, we became St. John Fisher University. Learn more about this historic moment

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We're Clearing New Heights

At this historic moment on the cusp of our 75th anniversary, we look ahead to new heights as we add to our rich history of institutional achievements and accomplishments. We are St. John Fisher University. Learn more

  1. 75

    On the cusp of the institution's 75th anniversary year, St. John Fisher College has begun an exciting new chapter as St. John Fisher University. This name transformation acknowledges what Fisher has been in practice for more than a decade. Learn more

  2. President Gerard J. Rooney announced the transition to St. John Fisher University at Kearney Hall, Fisher’s original building.

  3. 34,000

    Approximately 34,000 alumni carry the Fisher reputation, which now bears the prestige of a university. Fisher is the same active and vibrant community that students and alumni have always known. Learn more

  4. Achieving University status adds to our rich history of institutional achievements and better represents the type of institution Fisher is today.

  5. 3,600

    Fisher continues to provide a transformative education in the liberal arts tradition to approximately 3,600 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Learn more

  6. Fisher students sign the Fisher Creed which declares a commitment to personal attributes and values that celebrate the rich heritage of the Basilian motto: “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.”

The MBA program at Fisher far exceeded my expectations. Given that the program was mostly remote and online, it allowed me to improve on a number of skills such as adaptability, time management, and overall communication which set me up for success in starting my position with PwC. I appreciate all the professors of the MBA program for making their courses engaging and being supportive in such unprecedented times. ”


Jada Kims
  • Jada Kims '20
  • Assurance Associate, PwC

I have learned a lot about professionalism, leadership, and resilience at Fisher, and I have been able to prepare for law school more than I have ever imagined. ”


Katie Smith
  • Katie Smith '20
  • Western New England School of Law Springfield, Massachusetts

Fisher has put me in front of a lot of important people in my field. The connections I made through Fisher are the reasons why I do what I do. They built confidence in me and gave me opportunities to showcase my work. ”


Josh Ramos

My Fisher education has been one of the best experiences of my life and has prepared me for so much. I have gotten many offers and compliments before people even meet me when they find out that I am a Fisher grad. ”


Shalonda Lester
  • Shalonda Lester '13
  • R.N., Emergency Department, Highland Hospital

The Ed.D. in Executive Leadership program provided a progressive and in-depth experience through a dynamic and engaging curriculum, with opportunities for self-assessment and newly-honed leadership skills. ”


Carlos Medina
  • Dr. Carlos N. Medina '15
  • Retired Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, State University of New York

I truly believe I attained a strong sense of goodness, discipline, and knowledge in my three years at Fisher, and I left with a well-rounded education and a drive to change the world and promote social and environmental justice. ”


Erin Turpin
  • Erin Turpin '20
  • Rochester Youth Year AmeriCorps VISTA

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