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The Chinese Student Program at Nazareth College

The Chinese Student Program at Nazareth College

For further information and application contact in English or Chinese: Dr. Qiang Lou, Director for Chinese Programs, Center for International Education, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, Phone: 585-747-0868, Fax: 585-389-2372

About The Program

Undergraduate students who come to Nazareth will complete a five year degree program, with a first year to eighteen months spent in intensive English classes through the Center for International Education’s American Language Institute and classes in their major as they are able. If they pass an English language equivalency examination offered by the Center, they will stay on at the college and earn a degree in their chosen area of The College of Arts and Sciences.

Language Proficiency Requirements for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

TOEFL (Nazareth College Institution Code for TOEFL: 2511)

Normally, 79 (Internet-based) score with a minimum of 25 on the spoken language portion of the test is required.   However, students who do not meet the required score and who opt to enroll in the American Language Institute may be conditionally admitted to the College with approval of the CIE director and the director of their program of study.  They may obtain the necessary language proficiency through study and testing in American Language Institute programs, upon which time their conditional status will be removed and they will be fully admitted to the College.  Normally, students have 18 months from the time of enrollment in the American Language Institute to successfully achieve language proficiency.



Nazareth College is a private institution that was founded in 1924. Nazareth College is in Rochester, New York, in the northeastern US, strategically located near major metropolitan areas including Toronto, Boston, New York city, and Washington DC.  Nazareth enrolls approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.  33 percent of students are in the top 10 percent of their high school class and 67 percent in the top quarter. The student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and the average class size is 14.  Classrooms have cutting edge technology, and there are 8 computer labs for student use on campus.  The college has excellent library services and provides health care services for students on campus. Nazareth is among the Princeton Review's “Best 373 Colleges" in the US for 2011.  Nazareth College is very affordable:  U.S. News and World Report puts Nazareth college on its 2008 Great Schools at Great Prices list.

  • Programs

    Nazareth is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Health and Human Services and the School of Management. The College offers over 40 four-year undergraduate programs, and more than 20 master's degree programs as well as a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Read More

  • Life For International Students at Nazareth College

    Nazareth's 150-acre, naturally wooded and beautifully maintained campus is located in Pittsford, New York, a historic village near Rochester. More than 1,200 full-time undergraduates live on campus in 11 residence halls that include singles, doubles, suites and apartments, both coed and single-sex. Read More

  • The Center for International Education (CIE)

    The Center for International Education at Nazareth College is the cornerstone of the college's commitment to international education. Established in 2002, CIE is fully committed to guide and support international students, and to assist with problems, from visa procedures to internship support. Read More

  • Estimated Costs

    Nazareth tuition is $2000 less than the US national average for private colleges and $5,000 less than the average for New York State private colleges. Read More

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