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Felician University is waiving all application fees!

Use the App Waiver code FALCONS2024
now through August 16.

Students Are Our Top Priority

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our goal is to provide you with the support and resources to reach your highest potential.

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Financial Assistance 
A 20% Ed Assist discount may be available

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MSCHE Accredited 
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Ranked a Best College 
U.S. News & World Report 2024

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Military Friendly® School
A recognized Yellow Ribbon, Purple Heart, and Military Friendly University

Keep Moving Forward with Your Education

The Felician way of education is all about combining experiential learning, dedicated faculty, advanced resources, and affordability into one unforgettable experience.

Felician University operates on two campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey. The University is one of the institutions of higher learning conducted by the Felician Sisters in the United States. Founded by the Felician Sisters of Lodi, New Jersey, it began as Immaculate Conception Normal School with the first summer session commencing on July 5, 1923.

We provide 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. 


  • 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 People in Need … 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. 

Felician provides an immersive learning experience to prepare you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to serve as a qualified professional in your field. With clinical placements and resource simulation centers, plus curriculum taught by industry experts, you gain the experience sought out by recruiters, making you stand out in the completive job market.

Your Way to Success

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Step 1

Complete the form to get started
Enter your information and instantly access your digital program guide.

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Step 2

Speak with an advisor
An advisor will reach out to you, or you can schedule a call at a time that is right for you.

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Step 3

Submit your application
Gather the information you need and get started on your application.

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Step 4

Get started on your degree
If you meet the necessary admissions requirements, you can start your journey as a Felician student and work on obtaining your graduate degree!

Get started today

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Take the first step — a Felician University enrollment advisor can answer your questions and guide you through the application process. They can help with:

  • Admission Requirements
  • Enrollment Support
  • Curriculum Details
  • Tuition & Financial Aid
  • Clinical Placement
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Franciscan Values

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.

Felician University by the Numbers

20+ Graduate Programs
Miles to NYC
14:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

More Information

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As you explore the next step in your education journey, we recognize that you’ll have questions along the way. We’re here to help you with answers about Felician University, our programs, admission requirements, and more.

Learn more about our Frequently Asked Questions

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Placement services are included with both our nursing and our counseling programs. The required placements of your degree are designed to provide you with real-world, hands-on experience to complement your classroom learning.

Clinical Placement
Field Placement

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Tuition and Financial Aid

A Felician University graduate education is an investment in the potential of your mind and a powerful contribution to your continued success. Learn more about tuition and about financial aid.

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