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Nazareth Named to Princeton Review's Best 377 Colleges - 2013 Edition

  • Published: August 20, 2012

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Julie Long (585) 389-2456

Nazareth Named to Princeton Review's Best 377 Colleges - 2013 Edition

Nazareth College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges" (Random House / Princeton Review), available in a print edition ($23.99) and a new enhanced eBook edition ($14.99) on August 21, 2012.

Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review's flagship college guide. It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories, plus ranking lists of top 20 schools in the book in 62 categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of students attending the colleges. 

In its profile on Nazareth College, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from Nazareth students surveyed for the book. Among their candid comments on the college:
"The college has 'a high focus on education,' is known for an 'outstanding' music program,' and is made up of  'a community full of ambitious and serious learners.' Students say, '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.' "

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book academically or from 1 to 377 in any category.  Instead it reports in the book 62 ranking lists of "top 20" colleges in various categories. The lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review's survey of 122,000 students (about 324 per campus on average) attending the colleges in the book and not on The Princeton Review's opinion of the schools.  The 80-question survey asks students to rate their own schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences at them.  Topics range from assessments of their professors to opinions about their financial aid and campus food.  Other ranking lists are based on student reports about their student body's political leanings, race/class relations, and LGBT community acceptance.  The Princeton Review explains the basis for each ranking list in the book and at

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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