Nazareth College

Campus Description

Nazareth College's academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, NY challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life's work.

4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618-3790

Toll-free 800.432.3944 or 585.389.2860

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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's (BA, BFA, BMus, BS), Master's (MS, MSEd, MSW), Doctorate (DPT)


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball. Men's: basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball. Coed: equestrian.

Club Sports: Women's: soccer. Coed: crew, Nazareth dance organization, Nazareth ultimate (frisbee).

Intramural Sports (vary based on student interests): Women's: basketball, soccer, tennis. Men's: basketball, soccer, tennis.

Clubs and Activities

Aerobics, Art Club, Art Therapy Club, Association of Student Social Workers (ASSW), Band, Campus Center for Spirituality Council, CAB (Campus Activities Board), Chinese Club, Choral Groups, Club Italianissimo, Colleges Against Cancer, Communication Science Disorders Association, Community Youth Development (CYD) Collective, Dance Club, Diversity Council, Drama, Finance Society, French Club, German Club, Gerontology Club, Golden Gazette (student newspaper), Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (Inter-ethnic Nazareth Coalition), International Club, Lambda Association, Jazz Club, LASMA (Latino and Spanish Majors Association), Math Club, Mind Over Matter, Music Business Club, Music Therapy Club, National Association for Music Education (NAFME), Nazareth Commuter Association, Nazareth Theater League, Nursing Club, Peer Health Educators/Student Athlete Mentors (SAMS), Philosophy Club, Physical Therapy Club, Pre-Health Professionals Club, Psychology Club, Quidditch Club, Religious Organizations, Residence Hall Council, Science Club, Ski/Snowboard Club, Student Government, Student Occupational Therapy Association, Take Note, Undergraduate Association (UA), Wishing Well, WNAZ (Radio Station), Women’s Health Club

Featured Programs

Internships available in all academic areas. Opportunities to study abroad in many countries. Nazareth also has a Leader Program that includes three levels of certificates.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,078 (Full-time: 576 men, 1,395 women; Part-time: 34 men, 73 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 743 (Full-time: 73 men, 324 women; Part-time: 66 men, 280 women)
58% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
27% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 480 – 580
SAT math range: 490 – 590
ACT range: 22 – 27
SAT/ACT Special Note: We are a test optional school. About 65% of students submitted SAT scores, and 34% submitted ACT scores. Nursing applicants must submit test scores (not just SAT).
80.2% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
19.6% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American7.2%5.2%
% Asian2.9%3.3%
% Hispanic / Latino4.5%3.9%
% White, Non-Hispanic75.1%73.9%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native.2%.4%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.04%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien1.9%.1%
% Two or more races1.7%1%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity6.7%12.1%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$31,520 per year, or $718 per credit up to 11 hours; additional fees vary for books, personal expenses and specific academic programs
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- February 1, early decision 1 November 15, early decision 2 January 15
Transfer Applications:
fall- April 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
February 15 priority
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- February 15 preferred; spring- November 15 preferred

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; Common Application; 1 to 3 recommendations; essay or graded writing sample; SAT or ACT optional (nursing applicants must submit SAT/ACT).
Transfers: Universal Application; college transcripts; essay; HS transcript required only for students with less than 30 credits.
International: Attested/official transcript in original form and translated to English; English Proficiency Exam score (may be waived if student received a verbal SAT score of 500 or higher, their native language is English, or comes from a U.S. Territory); declaration of finances and bank statements (for visa).
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Scholarships and grants based on talent (art, theatre, music and dance) and academic preparedness, Veteran's Scholarships, and the Yellow Ribbon Program.