About Nazareth

Facts and Recognition

Nazareth College, founded in 1924, is a co-educational, religiously independent college 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.


Academic structure
Accreditation and memberships
Admissions acceptance rates (fall 2017)
Community service
Degree programs
Enrollment (fall 2017)
Faculty (fall 2017)
Global focus
Financial aid
Tuition and expenses


Ranks among the country's most prestigious colleges and universities for its number of Fulbright scholars, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Named a Top College 2017 by Money, which lists four-year U.S. colleges and universities that "deliver the most value — that is, a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers."

One of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition.

Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review also ranks Nazareth 9th for Best Town-Gown Relations. Nazareth students say they are happy; they love Rochester, N.Y.,; it’s easy to get around campus; there is an active student government; and internships are widely available.

Among the candid comments Nazareth students gave the Princeton Review: Classrooms are filled with "an array of professors that come from both theory backgrounds and real-world experience backgrounds." The faculty is "by far one of the best strengths of Nazareth College." 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.

Ranked among the top 30 Master's Universities in the 2017 Washington Monthly College Rankings and among the top 10 colleges in community service participation and hours served. Washington Monthly also included Nazareth in its "Best Bang for the Buck" list.

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges guide (2018 edition) again ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Best Regional Universities — North which includes 11 states and the District of Columbia. The guide comprehensively looks at 1,400 accredited four-year schools.

Top rankings for civic engagement: Nazareth College ranked with New York University and North Carolina State University as the top honorees by NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education for civic engagement in 2016. The College also was one of just five Presidential Awardees in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and was a finalist other years, including the 2015 award. The honor roll is the highest recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement. Community service and service learning opportunities are a daily focus through Nazareth's Center for Civic Engagement.

Named a military friendly school by multiple sources, including:

  • Victory Media (publisher of G.I. Jobs Magazine) in 2017 
  • U.S. News & World Report, among the best colleges for veterans in the northeast in 2018.