From the School

Nazareth provides a comprehensive education with a proactive approach to career and life readiness. Nazareth's Center for Life's Work pairs students with a personal career coach to guide experience-based learning and build skills, confidence, and career-launching connections. Nazareth students demonstrate readiness for academic rigor and eagerness to make their mark in the world. Admission is based primarily on academic achievement. The College seeks students with a high level of competency and recommends applicants complete a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum in high school that includes English, a foreign language, math, science, and social studies. Successful completion of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses are looked upon favorably. An audition or portfolio review is required for applications to art, dance, music, and theatre programs. Co-curricular activities, the essay, and letters of recommendation are also considered. A campus visit is highly recommended. Information sessions and campus tours are available Mondays through Saturdays.

Nursing applicants are required to submit standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or both). For all other programs, test scores are helpful, but not required. Approximately 75% of applicants submit scores. For admissions details: naz.edu/admissions, email admissions@naz.edu, or call (585) 389-2860. Nazareth offers merit-based awards for excellence in academics, art, dance, music, and theatre, as well as need-based aid. Students seeking aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For cost and financial aid details: go.naz.edu/tuition-aid

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Overview

Applicants
4,494
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
90.05

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Decision II — January 10

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
509
with Terminal Degree
223

319
Women
190
Men
66
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
1%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • German Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other.
  • Speech Teacher Education.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Italian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Art.
  • Music.
  • Theatre/Theater.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.


Students Say

Nazareth College's classic little campus in the Rochester suburbs houses a "small private school with a large amount of spirit and a grand amount of heart." Nazareth (affectionately nicknamed "Naz") boasts sixty majors, including strong programs in nursing, music, and physical therapy, and the opportunity to pursue a variety of different discourses, whether or not it's part of your official field of study. Classrooms are filled with "an array of professors that come from both theory backgrounds and real-world experience backgrounds." The class sizes are very small and intimate, so "you get to know your professor very well and feel more open to ask questions and share your ideas," and most classes are based around discussion. The school encourages interdisciplinary exploration and tries to structure courses that connect "different fields of study to benefit the students' interests and allow them to pursue fields which would typically not accept differing opinions."

The faculty is "by far one of the best strengths of Nazareth College." "Anyone who has been at Naz can attest to the caring and personable faculty and staff," says a student. These "interesting, insightful, and approachable" professors "want to see every student succeed" and "make time to see students outside of the classroom if they need extra help," fostering "a positive self-image to learn and achieve in all of their students." "They bring a passion to the classroom that makes it fun to learn the material," raves a student, and they "encourage research and encourage using outside sources for additional learning." Peckham Hall, the new science building, has "beautiful labs" for biology and chemistry, and Nazareth has "great internship and clinical experiences as we get into our later years of school." The Health Sciences Department is also well known for its top-notch facilities that allow students to run pro-bono clinics right on campus.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Jack Allocco
Emmy Award Winning Composer

Michael Park
Broadway/TV Actor

Jeff Van Gundy
ESPN Basketball Analyst

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years
1%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,456

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,736

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,570

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,958

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,194
Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

3.13%
Asian
6.39%
African-American
5.52%
Hispanic
78.94%
Caucasian
2.76%
Unknown

74% female
26% male
10% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

Since Nazareth College is a smaller school (enrollment is just over 2,100 students), "there is always a familiar face around the corner," and students are "extremely outgoing and sociable." A relatively large international contingent (as well as a conversation program that pairs international students with American ones to learn about the culture) aids in creating a student body that is "very open-minded and open to new ideas." Current students report that a high female-to-male ratio is noticeable, many of the people here are from either the Rochester or Syracuse area, and there are huge factions of musicians, dancers, and occupational/physical therapy students.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
57%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other

Students Say

The Nazareth College campus is "beautiful," and there are underground tunnels connecting most of the buildings, so students "hardly ever [have] to go outside in the cold or rain." The food is universally regarded as "terrible," with limited dining hall hours at that, but Rochester is only ten minutes away and the malls and restaurants of hometown Pittsford are also popular jaunts (plus, don't forget "Wegmans!"). People here have "enormously strong community engagement" with the surrounding area, and the majority of students have jobs or participate in community service. Though most weekdays are spent at the library, "there is plenty of time for fun if you plan accordingly."

Students fill their days with "classes, on-campus jobs, clubs, intramurals, sports, [and] studying," and there are "endless activities and events that are available to students to network, learn, and grow as an individual." Campus can become dead on the weekends, as most people leave, but during the week "Naz always has activities offered, whether that be Motivation Monday donuts and coffee, Winter Wonderland, Spring Fest, or Friday movie nights." There are also "$5 ticket deals with free transportation to major events like NHL games, Duke, and Syracuse basketball games, Broadway shows, and much more," and traditional Naz events like "Grocery Bingo, Trivia Night, Family Weekend, Siblings Weekend, Movie Nights, and other random activities like glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag, roller skating, and Late-Night-Bites."


Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Accessibility Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

20% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Flyers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Rugby
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Golden Flyers)
15 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: The purpose of Lambda is to provide the Nazareth community with information about human sexuality, and to provide support for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and their friends. This organization deals primarily with issues surrounding homosexuality and the awareness of alternative lifestyles.

Minority Support Groups: INC is a coalition among the inter-ethnic student body to strengthen relationships with all students of the Nazareth College community. INC represents Nazareth College's increasing diversity and reflects the development of inter-ethnic relations.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rochester Institute of Technology
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Rochester Institute of Technology

Sustainability

73/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Computer Program

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sammy McClenton
Operations Specialist

Address
Office of Admissions
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618-3790

Phone
585-389-2860

Email
admissions@naz.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Nazareth College Arts Center
York Wellness Rehabilitation Center
Shults Community Center
Peckham Hall
Library
The new Golisano Athletic Training Center will open Fall 2019, a new Music Performance Facility will open Summer of 2018.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Erie Canal Path - Pittsford Village
Frontier Field/Blue Cross Arena
Geva and Eastman Theatres
Annual Jazz Festival - dowtown Rochester
Variety of Museums located on East Ave

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, select weekends
8:30AM-4:30PM
585-389-2860

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10, 2pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday through Saturday, tied in with tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@naz.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Student must be a senior, and admitted to the college

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Rochester International Airport is 10 miles from Nazareth College. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is approximately an hour and a half from campus with the Buffalo Niagara International Airport about an hour from campus. Students and families also have access to Amtrak train station ,as well as, NYS Trailways and Greyhound Bus terminals, all located next to the Train station. Services from rental car companies, taxi's and limousine companies are available at any of these stations or terminals.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Rochester International Airport Leaving the airport, make a right hand turn onto Brooks Avenue. From Brooks Avenue, turn right onto the Interstate 390 South entrance. Where 390 splits, stay to the left and follow Interstate 590 North. Exit at Route 31 East (Monroe Avenue). Follow Route 31 to the Village of Pittsford (about 3 miles). Turn left at the village's Four Corners onto NY 96 North (East Avenue). Nazareth is about 1/2 mile down Route 96 on your left. From the West Take the New York State Thruway to exit 46. Take Interstate 390 North to Interstate 590 North. Exit at Route 31 East (Monroe Avenue). Follow Route 31 to the Village of Pittsford. Turn left at the village's Four Corners onto NY 96 North (East Avenue). Nazareth is about 1/2 mile down Route 96 on your left. From the East Take the New York State Thruway to exit 45. Take Interstate 490 West to NY 31 West (Pittsford-Palmyra Road). Follow Route 31 for about a mile and a half to the Village of Pittsford. Turn right at the village's Four Corners onto NY 96 North (East Avenue). Nazareth is about 1/2 mile down Route 96 on your left. From the North Take Interstate 590 South. From Interstate 590 South, take Interstate 490 East to Exit 25 (Fairport Road). Turn left, heading West on Fairport Road. At the second light, turn left on NY 96 South (East Avenue). Nazareth is about a mile down Route 96 on your right. Turn right at the North Campus Entrance. (Entrance without a traffic light). From the South Take Interstate 390 North to Interstate 590 North. Exit at Route 31 East (Monroe Avenue). Follow Route 31 to the Village of Pittsford. Turn left at the village's Four Corners onto NY 96 North (East Avenue). Nazareth is about 1/2 mile down Route 96 on your left. From Downtown Rochester Take Interstate 490 East to exit 25 (Fairport Road). Turn left, heading west on Fairport Road. At the second light, turn left onto Route 96/East Avenue. Nazareth is about a mile down Route 96/East Avenue on your right.

Local Accommodations
There are over 10 different lodging options, all within 10 miles of campus. The Hampton Inn-(Victor and Rochester locations), Residence Inn by Marriott, The Lodge at Woodcliff, Holiday Inn-Henrietta South, and the Microtel Inn-Victor are all within 6 miles of campus. The Delmonte Lodge is approximately a quarter of a mile away from campus, located minutes from the Erie Canal. If further information is needed about lodging in Rochester, please contact our office by phone or check us out on the web www.naz.edu.


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