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Fisher College

Boston, Massachusetts

Fisher College believes that college is more than just an education—it’s a life-changing experience. For over a century, Fisher has been changing lives by providing opportunities to students focused on the three most important aspects of a college experience: education, dedication, and life. Fisher is an accredited four-year college located in Boston’s historic Back Bay with locations in Boston, Brockton, New Bedford, and North Attleborough.

 

The College provides an affordable, real-world education that prepares students to achieve their career goals and compete in today’s challenging economy. Additionally, Fisher College is dedicated to the education of our military service members. Fisher offers a “Military to Management” program featuring special benefits and comprehensive support to veterans and active military personnel seeking higher education. Founded in 1903, Fisher College is a nonprofit educational institution approved by The Board of Higher Education of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and authorized to grant the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, and various certificates.

Student Profile

818 undergraduate students (43% male, 57% female); 37 states, 47 countries.

Faculty Profile

32 full-time faculty, 40 part-time faculty. student/faculty ratio 11 to 1

Residence Life

35% of students living on campus.

Other information pertaining to housing

Not many people can say their college housing was located in some of Boston’s most beautiful Back Bay brownstones. Living on campus with Housing and Residential Life puts you in the center of the Fisher College Community. Housing and Residential Life is committed to creating a student-centered environment that supports both personal and academic development. Professional staff and student leaders live and work in each residence hall. Recreational activities, leadership opportunities, referrals to support services, and a listening ear are just a few benefits of living on campus.

Athletics

(Athletic Division): NAIA

(# of Varsity sports): 6

  • Soccer (Men’s and women’s)
  • Basketball (Men’s and women’s)
  • Baseball
  • Softball

Mascot: Falcon 

Colors: Blue and White

Academic Programs

Communication and Media Studies, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Management, Psychology

Fisher College is the ideal institution for an excited learner who is ready to be engaged! At Fisher College, we believe that learning outside the classroom has immeasurable value. We feature opportunities that challenge students to learn and grow beyond our College walls. Whether it is through Athletics, Clubs and Organizations, Study Abroad opportunities, internships, and the like – Fisher has countless outlets for engaging students.

Athletics

Fisher College offers six varsity sports including Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Baseball, and Women’s Softball. Don’t see anything that interests you? At Fisher College – students have a voice. If there is ever an interest in starting a Club or Intramural Team- students are encouraged to rally their friends and establish a group through the Athletics Department!

Clubs & Organizations

Wondering what there is to do on campus? Students are encouraged to gain organizational experience by joining clubs and planning events. Many student organizations are available. Some of the clubs and organizations which have recently been active at the College include: Black & Latino Student Alliance, Charles Viewer, Community Service Club & Common Good, Dance Club, Drama Club, Management Club, Multicultural Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Spectrum, and Student Government Association. Fisher also offers incredible leadership opportunities for those students who wish to go above and beyond! At Fisher, students can function as Orientation Leaders, Peer Mentors, or Resident Assistants!

Internships

Here at Fisher we understand that landing that first job after college is on the forefront of people’s minds now more than ever. We believe that an Internship can be one of the most satisfying and enlightening experiences at the College. However, preparation is the key to getting the most out of your internship.

Study Abroad

To enhance the student experience and to encourage students to expand their global awareness, Fisher College offers a series of short-term study abroad programs. Most of the program options occur during the summer months, allowing all students an opportunity to participate without adversely affecting progress in completing their academic programs. Study abroad opportunities are currently offered in France, Austria, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, England and Spain. All programs are offered in English. Students may be either full- or part-time, and must be in good standing at the College in order to participate.

Alternative Spring Break

An equally life-changing and educational experience, Alternative Spring Break (Habitat for Humanity Service Learning Program), allows students to embark on a weeklong trip to help better communities throughout the United States. Fisher College has worked with Habitat for Humanity since 2010, traveling to Tampa, Florida, Macon, Georgia, El Paso, Texas, New Bern, North Carolina, and most recently Gardena, California.

One of the primary reasons students choose to attend Fisher is because we offer an individualized educational experience that few can match. It begins with committed faculty members.

Fisher currently offers Bachelor’s degrees in the following areas:

The Common Experience

The first year of college is full of new changes and experiences- and Fisher knows that! The Common Experience is a semester-long course designed to aid students in their transition from high school to the Fisher College Community. Through academic and social activities, and interactions with their Common Experience instructors and support from peers, students are equipped with the skills needed to achieve success during their first year. This personalized attention does not stop after your first year. Faculty and staff are ready to support all students throughout their entire journey through Fisher.

Center for Leadership & Public Service

Fisher College is home to what is known as the Center for Leadership and Public Service (CLPS). The Center was created to combine the capabilities and resources of Fisher College with the highest caliber public safety specialists and researchers providing unparalleled planning and program implementation services, along with training and related programs for public sector employees and practitioners. The Center is an initiative that brings together faculty, staff, students, practitioners and external partners to positively impact public service. The Center for Leadership in Public Service is housed under the Office of the President.

The Honors Program

The Fisher College Honors Program invites a select community of students on a Journey of Excellence.

These students will be provided enhanced opportunities to explore the interfaces among their area of professional study and the social sciences and humanities; to gain the sensitivity to project and to test the moral and social implications of their future professional judgments and activities; and to foster respect for self and others in preparation for full and productive lives.

The philosophy of the Honors Program is that well-educated individuals should seize the opportunity to take the knowledge they have gained in their educational settings and experiences and apply it to the betterment of the communities from which they come and to those in which they plan to serve.

Phi Theta Kappa

A chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society for American two-year colleges, was established at Fisher College in 1965 with the chapter name Nu Omega. In order for an invitation to be extended, several academic requirements must be met. These requirements include the appropriate grade point average for the amount of college-level credits earned. Additionally, the student must be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

Golden Key

The Golden Key Honor Society was established at Fisher College in 2012. It is open to bachelor degree-seeking students who have earned 30 or more credits and are in the top 15% of students.

Residential Life

Approximately 300 students make their homes in one of the College’s four residence halls. Located just around the corner from the Public Gardens and Boston Common, students reside in elegant, 1900’s “brownstone” townhouses with all the comforts of home. The turn of the century residence halls have modern amenities such as security systems and kitchenettes with full-size refrigerators and microwaves making the halls a comfortable place to study, relax, or just hang out with friends. While each living area is unique, each fosters an environment that is conducive to learning.

Professional staff and student leaders live and work in each residence hall. Recreational activities, leadership opportunities, referrals to support services, and a listening ear are just a few of the benefits of living on campus.

Commuting Life

Commuting students are an integral part of Fisher College’s student life. All events, organizations, and clubs are open to commuters. The Division of Student Life strongly encourages these students to actively participate in College activities and to make good use of all the services provided (e.g. counseling, health services, etc.). To make their transition easier, the College offers several services to commuters. Most notably, a Commuter Liaison is available to provide support to commuter students and to help them navigate College life. The Commuter Liaison advises the Commuter Student Association, which facilitates connections between commuters and gives commuter students a forum through which to express their concerns. Commuter luncheons also take place once a month.

International Students

The Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) works with a diverse student population to support their educational endeavors by creating a supportive environment that fosters civility and respect. We provide you with information, advice, and program support that assists in your initial transition and continued stay at Fisher. Its primary role is to facilitate international education activity and further the internationalization objectives of the College. As part of this mandate, it supports international students at Fisher College, by providing them with services and programs. As well it develops international activities that utilize the skills and expertise of its international students, strengthening their contributions to the Fisher College community.

Lessons Learned: A Six Part Series

Fisher College speaker series is aptly named, “Lessons Learned: A Six Part Series.” Fisher College hosts six nationally known speakers from different fields throughout the year at its Boston campus.

Social Media

At Fisher, we believe that our vibrant communities are brought closer together by our social media sites. Students will always know the latest information about what is going on on campus through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to name a few. LinkedIn is also a wonderful resource where we can connect our current community members to our alumni network! 

Costs and Aid

2013 – 2014: Annual Tuition: $26,600

Percentage of students receiving financial aid.: 88% of Day Division students receive financial aid.

Located in the safe, historical Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Fisher College has welcomed students from all over Massachusetts, New England, the USA, and the world for over one hundred years. Fisher College actively seeks students from a diverse array of backgrounds who have demonstrated the potential to graduate from Fisher College. Each application file is reviewed on an individual basis and all submitted materials are taken into consideration.

Fisher College is committed to making an education affordable to every student. Regardless of your family income, consider applying for financial aid. Fisher College offers grant and scholarship assistance, participates in all federal aid programs, and offers an array of alternative financing and payment plans designed to meet your needs. Fisher takes many factors into consideration, including financial need and academic promise, when determining their awards. It is the intent of the College to meet as much of a student’s financial need as available funds will allow.

The best way to experience Fisher College is to come for a visit. Fisher welcomes the opportunity to show you around and introduce you to the faculty, admissions counselors, and, of course, current Fisher students. It’s the best way to check out just how right Fisher College is for you.