Felician Only NJ College to Rank Among the Top in the Region
The 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges published by U.S. News & World Report identified Felician College as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the northern region of the country. Felician is the only New Jersey college to be included in this category. Felician was also ranked among the top six colleges in the region for racial and ethnic diversity.
The U.S. News & World Report's rankings are based on key measures of quality; these include peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. The colleges and universities included in the ranking are grouped according to categories created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
An independent, coeducational, Catholic Franciscan College with campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, Felician offers its more than 2,400 students a learner-centered environment in which to thrive spiritually, socially and academically.
Felician offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts and sciences, business and management, teacher education, and nursing and health management.
For nearly seven decades, Felician has been instrumental in helping students reach their academic and professional dreams. The College has continuously expanded its academic offerings, attracting exceptional faculty, as well as nurturing its well-respected athletic program, and fostering campus clubs and organizations that enhance classroom and life experiences.
Felician attracts a culturally diverse student population as well as non-traditional adult learners electing to complete their education by earning degrees in their chosen fields. In addition, many professionals have chosen Felician to earn advanced degrees or have enrolled in certificate programs in an effort to retool their skills and adjust to an ever changing marketplace.
"Student-centered learning transforms lives and empowers our young scholars to become capable, caring and ethical leaders completely prepared to excel in their chosen fields in an increasingly competitive, multicultural global society," said Felician President, Sister Theresa Mary Martin. "Felician College graduates men and women with informed minds and understanding hearts, who seek the highest good in their personal and professional lives."
One of only 18 colleges world-wide to be granted Non-Governmental (NGO) status by the United Nations, Felician also offers its students the unique opportunity to become interns at the U.N. with unprecedented access to attend U.N. conferences and meet politicians, diplomats and ambassadors from around the world. Interns attend weekly briefings and are privy to discussion and debates on important world issues.
A Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Felician College competes in baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross country, men's golf, women's volleyball, and cheerleading.