Points of Pride
Nazareth competes in the Empire 8 Conference with Alfred, Elmira, Harwick, Ithaca, RIT, St. John Fisher, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Utica.
Nazareth College, founded in 1924, is a coeducational, independent college located on 150 scenic acres near Rochester, N.Y., offering undergraduate and graduate studies. Nazareth has a strong commitment to experience-based learning and civic engagement.
- Nazareth ranks among the country's most prestigious colleges and universities for its number of Fulbright scholars. In 2012, Nazareth students received six Fulbright awards—a record number in one year for the College. As a result, the Chronicle of Higher Education placed Nazareth in the number one spot (in the Master's Institutions category) of its Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012-13 list.
- Nazareth College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Nazareth is featured in The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition. Nazareth students said, "Nazareth is a close community of students and faculty working together to pursue positive educational experiences," and "Class sizes are small, which helps students to get the attention [they] need." In addition, Nazareth is "a place that inspires students to reflect on the role of independence and interdependence.”
- Nazareth College is ranked number 27 on a list of the Top 100 Master's Universities by the 2013 Washington Monthly College Rankings. In addition, the College ranked first place in service staff, courses, and financial aid support and second under community service participation and hours served.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Best Regional Universities—North in its 2013 Best Colleges guide. Nazareth College also made the guide’s list for A+ Schools for B Students, where top quality institutions look for more than just grades on applications.
- Nazareth College was named a Presidential Awardee in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The distinction is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
- Finance magazine Kiplinger rated Nazareth 89 in its list of 2012 Top 100 Best Value Colleges.
Nazareth College is incorporated under the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Documentation regarding this incorporation and accreditation may be seen during regular business hours in the Office of the President. The College holds membership in the American Council on Education, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. It is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The programs in Education are registered for approval with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The programs in Social Work are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The programs in Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The College is approved by the New York State Education Department for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.
Nazareth College awards the undergraduate degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Music. Initial New York State teacher certification may be earned with many of these degrees. See the catalog section of the School of Education for further information.
In programs for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music degrees, the major field is chosen normally in the freshman year. In programs for the Bachelor of Arts degree, the major is selected by the end of the sophomore year.
Enrollment (Fall 2012)
- Full-time and part-time undergraduate students: 2,095
Full-time and part-time graduate students: 816
- Average class size: 18
- Male / female ratio: 1:4
- Student / faculty ratio: 10:1
- The mean high school grade point average is 3.4 (core subjects).
- The mean SAT score is 1130.
- 14.7 percent of our students are students of color.
- Full-time: 175
- Part-time: 287
The College is divided into four administrative units that work together to provide students with professional programs built on a solid liberal arts foundation:
- Bachelor's Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music
- Master's Degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Master of Social Work
- Doctoral Degree: Doctorate of Physical Therapy
View a complete listing of Nazareth's majors, minors and certification programs.
- 100% of new freshman students receive some sort of financial aid (fall 2011).
Tuition and Expenses
View a current listing of undergraduate and graduate tuition and student expenses on the Office of Student Accounts webpage.
- 24 intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the Division III level.
- Nazareth added men's ice hockey to its intercollegiate offerings starting in 2012.
- Nazareth competes in the Empire 8 Conference with Alfred, Elmira, Harwick, Ithaca, RIT, St. John Fisher, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Utica.
- In 2011, Nazareth's Golden Flyers men's volleyball team won the Molten Division III national championship.
- In 2011-12, Nazareth competed in Empire 8 playoff tournaments in men's soccer, women's soccer, women's volleyball, field hockey, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's lacrosse, and women's lacrosse. Nazareth won conference championships in both women's volleyball and men's volleyball, and both competed in the NCAA Championships.
- Nazareth's men's lacrosse team won the NCAA Division III national championship in 1992, 1996, and 1997. Nazareth also reached the national title game in 1995, 1998, and 2004. Nazareth has also won individual national titles in women's tennis and women's swimming and diving.
- In 2009-10, Nazareth won the Empire 8 Conference championship in men's basketball and the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association title in men's volleyball.
- Nazareth's athletic facilities include the 2,200-seat Golden Flyer Stadium, which opened in 2004.
- Of the current student body, roughly 24 percent participate in organized athletics. Collectively, Nazareth's student-athletes have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in every semester for the last 14 years.
- 90 percent of Nazareth undergraduates participate in community service while they are students.
- Last year, Nazareth students devoted 589,000 hours of service to the community.
- Nazareth is one of the few schools to have an on-campus Center for Civic Engagement. Included within the center are the department of community service, Center for Service Learning, and the Professional Internship Program.
Nazareth has more than 30,000 alumni residing in each of the 50 states and 48 countries around the world. Some facts about Nazareth graduates include the following:
- 93 percent of the class of 2012 completed a form of off-campus learning (internship, teaching practicum, field experience, or clinical work) during their time at the College.
- 90 percent of the class of 2010 are either employed full time or pursuing a graduate degree full time.
- 61 percent of Nazareth alumni live in the Rochester area; 79 percent live in New York state.
Nazareth College surveyed alumni in 2008-2009 and this is what they said:
- 91 percent of alumni say they would choose Nazareth, if they could make their college choice over again.
- 60 percent of Nazareth graduates have master's level degrees or higher from Nazareth and other colleges.
The office of alumni relations provides programs to meet the diverse needs of the alumni base through alumni regional chapters, and recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to the College through scholarships and awards.
"An institution of higher education has many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of its students, faculty, staff, alums, and in the lives of those around us."
~President Daan Braveman
- Ninth President of Nazareth
- Took office July 2005
- Known for: Being connected with students. The President regularly jogs with groups of students on the Nazareth track during the academic year.
- Learn more about the President's Office
- 150 acres of beautiful lawns and wooded groves
- 23 buildings, including 11 residence halls , a 2,200-seat stadium and all-weather track, and the five-story Golisano Academic Center
- Peckham Hall, home of the Integrated Center for Math and Science, opened in fall 2012. The center features multi-purpose research spaces (including state-of-the-art labs and classrooms), a range of support services, and a variety of student centers. Peckham Hall is the first building on campus and in the town of Pittsford, N.Y., to achieve a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)-certified green building rating.
- The Nazareth College Arts Center, which houses the departments of theatre arts, music, and art, has entertained almost three million people at performances since it opened in 1967 and was re-opened in September 2009 following a major renovation.
- The on-campus rehabilitation and wellness clinics offer clinical services and experience in the areas of speech and hearing, reading, and physical therapy allow students to gain practical experience, and are also open to the Rochester community.
2009 Economic Impact Study
NAZARETH COLLEGE OF ROCHESTER
cIcu Region: Rochester
Estimated total direct spending by institution 2009: $65,624,320
Actual or estimated construction spending history: Actual
Estimated annual average construction spending: $8,460,932
Estimated Output Impact 2009 (institution plus estimated annual construction plus spillover impacts): $148,128,399
Estimated Labor Compensation 2009 (institution plus estimated annual construction plus spillover impacts): $62,239,744
Estimated Student & Visitor Impact (both direct & spillover): $26,818,417
Estimated Medical Center Impact: $0
Grand Total Economic Impact (direct & spillover): $174,946,816
Estimated NYS Personal Income Tax Revenue: $2,887,898
Estimated State & Local Sales Tax Revenue: $988,769
Estimated Direct Employment: 785
Estimated Total Employment (direct & spillover): 1,626
Estimated "Spin off" Jobs from Research: 0
These estimates were developed for the purpose of creating an accurate STATEWIDE statistic and are based on reported IPEDS figures for 2007-08 when available, trended forward for purposes of the study. Variation across campuses is to be expected. If construction spending history was provided to CGR, the figure displayed represents the institution's experience, as reported to CGR. If the third line on this report reads "Estimated" the figure is based on the experience of institutions responding to CGR's survey. The experience of visitor and student spending will vary significantly across institutions. This figure should be used advisedly by individual campuses and clearly indicated as interpolated from a statewide estimate. Local estimates can and should be substituted where available. Contact CGR for help with the multiplier. Spillover benefits, although allocated proportionate to each institution, are STATEWIDE, not regional.
Employment figures are estimates, despite the apparent accuracy of the presentation. Appropriate syntax would make liberal use of modifiers such as "about" and "approximately" with the figure rounded to the nearest hundred. Questions to Kent Gardner, Center for Governmental Research, Rochester, NY.
The Global College
- 213 international students from 38 countries participated in the 2011-12 study-abroad opportunities at Nazareth, enriching the College's student body.
- 244 Nazareth students traveled to 30 countries on five continents in the 2011-12 academic year. 81 percent of Nazareth students study abroad during their time at the College (compared to 1.4 percent of students nationally).
- Nazareth offers a variety of study-abroad opportunities, including short term (five weeks or less), residential (language programs for a semester or full year), exchange programs (for a semester or year), and study abroad (for a semester or year).