Our First Priority is Our Students. Our Second is Their Future.

Founded in 1942 by the Felician Sisters, Felician University is one of the few Franciscan universities in the country and the only one in New Jersey. We’ve built our reputation with an emphasis on service and respect for humanity, as was the dream of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska - the foundress of the Felician Sisters more than a century ago. Even today, we strive to represent those values in everything we do.

Without question, students are the top priority at Felician.

We provide the individualized attention and support to prepare you for life, and success, after graduation. More than just quality students, we’re graduating valuable members of society who are prepared to take on the challenges of an ever-changing world. As a co-educational, liberal arts institution, Felician is home to approximately 2,300 undergraduate, graduate and adult studies students. With full-time, part-time and online offerings, you can expect an accommodating university experience at Felician University.

Mission Statement

Felician is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts. The enduring purpose of Felician University is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self-knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.

Vision Statement

To be a pre-eminent Catholic Franciscan University where scholarship and the practice of teaching and learning place students first in the enduring quest for truth and the persistent pursuit of competence, character, and compassion.

Felician Franciscan Values

  • Respect For Human Dignity … our reverence for and commitment to promoting and protecting the dignity of persons.
  • Compassion … an empathetic consciousness of others expressed in caring service.
  • Transformation … the process that encourages an open mind and heart, leading to continuous improvement of the person and ministry.
  • Solidarity with the Poor … ensuring the needs of the poor and vulnerable are met through advocacy and action.
  • Justice and Peace … forging right relationships, recreating a sustainable environment, promoting the common good - all in the pursuit of peace.

Quick Facts

  • One of 20 Franciscan universities in the United States and the only in New Jersey
  • One campus, two locations in Rutherford and Lodi, N.J. - 40 total acres
  • 10,000 hours of student volunteer work performed per year
  • 55 academic programs
  • Average class size is 15 students
  • 92% of students receive financial aid
  • Student to faculty ratio is 13:1
  • Two consecutive years awarded New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher of the Year
  • 10 miles from New York City, with a 20-minute commute
  • 2.5 hours to Philadelphia and Atlantic City
  • 10 Division II athletic programs
  • 230% increase in Study Abroad participation
  • 144-year-old Castle on the Rutherford campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • 100% of our 2017 surveyed graduates were either employed or in graduate school six months after graduation.
  • The average salary of Felician graduates is $50,112.

Where do our students and alumni find internships and employment?

Looking for an internship opportunity? Here is where our students have interned while at Felician:

  • Disney World
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Irish Repertory Theatre
  • New York Red Bulls Soccer Club
  • Pepsi Company
  • Prudential Financial
  • United Nations

Here is a sampling of where our Felician graduates are employed:

  • American International Group (AIG)
  • AT&T
  • Dupont
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Teachers in the area New Jersey schools
Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:


Felician University

The Biology Pre-Professional programs provide students with an opportunity to earn a B.S. in Biology from Felician University and a graduate degree from a number of coope ... [+]

The Biology Pre-Professional programs provide students with an opportunity to earn a B.S. in Biology from Felician University and a graduate degree from a number of cooperating professional school programs in the following fields:

Audiology (Bloomsburg University of PA) Chiropractic (NY Chiropractic College) Occupational Therapy (Sage Graduate School) Physician Assistant (Rutgers-SHRP) Physical Therapy (Rutgers-SHRP) Podiatry (NY College of Podiatric Medicine)

Upon successful completion of their Felician coursework, students will be able to demonstrate competence in scientific reasoning and quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and written communication, as well as proficiency in application of fundamental principles and laboratory methods in biology and chemistry. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of the ethical challenges and responsibilities of applying scientific knowledge, the relationship of Franciscan values to professional practice, and the potential contributions of science-related professions to human welfare and sustainability.... [-]

USA Rutherford
September 2020
Full time
4 years
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Felician University

The Felician University Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) enables students to develop strategic leadership approaches to solving problems in organizat ... [+]

America's healthcare systems, including providers, suppliers, insurance organizations, and policy organizations face a number of challenging imperatives in today’s healthcare environment. Administrators and managers require a deeper understanding of the implications of these imperatives as well as models of new ways of thinking and creating solutions.

The Felician University Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MSHA) enables students to develop strategic leadership approaches to solving problems in organizations as well as advancing their professional careers while building awareness of the various aspects of the dynamic healthcare environment.

The MSHA program focuses on building core competencies including the ability to integrate and apply 21st-century leadership concepts, work in and manage teams, communicate effectively to multiple audiences, make better business decisions, and demonstrate personal and organizational ethical and professional standards. Advanced courses include scholarly project work and an optional executive field placement/capstone.... [-]

USA Rutherford
September 2020
Full time
2 years
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Rutherford, New Jersey, USA