St. Francis College, often referred to as St. Francis or SFC, is a private, coeducational college located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, in the United States. The campus is composed of 5 interconnected buildings, occupying half of a city block in Downtown Brooklyn. It was founded in 1859 by the Franciscan friars as the St. Francis Academy and was the first private school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. St. Francis College began as a parochial all-boys academy in the City of Brooklyn and has transformed into a small liberal arts college that has 19 academic departments which offer 72 majors and minors. St. Francis College is a predominantly undergraduate institution, yet does have graduate programs in accounting, project management and psychology. St. Francis has been ranked nationally and regionally by Forbes Magazine, Washington Monthly and U.S. News and World Report as one of the top baccalaureate colleges. St.