About Nazareth

Facts and Recognition

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


Academic structure
Accreditation and memberships
Community service
Degree programs
Enrollment (fall 2015)
Faculty (fall 2015)
Global focus
Financial aid
Tuition and expenses


Ranked among the country's most prestigious colleges and universities for its number of Fulbright scholars. In the past five years, 20 Fulbrights have been awarded to Nazareth students. The Chronicle of Higher Education placed Nazareth in the #1 spot (in the Master's Institutions category) for Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students, 2012-13. 

One of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Nazareth is featured in The Best 380 Colleges: 2016 Edition. The Princeton Review notes that small class sizes and interactive classroom activities make for great relationships between faculty and students at Nazareth.

Ranked #16 on the Top 100 Master's Universities list compiled by the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Nazareth also made its "Best Bang for the Buck" list and ranked #2 in service staff, courses, financial aid support, community service participation, and hours served.

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges (2016 edition) guide ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Best Regional Universities — North. Nazareth College also made the guide’s list for A+ Schools for B Students, top-quality institutions that look for more than just grades on applications.

Nazareth College was named one of just five Presidential Awardees in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and was a finalist for the 2014 award. The distinction is the highest honor 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 our Center for Civic Engagement.

Finance magazine Kiplinger rated Nazareth 89th in its 2013 Top 100 Best Value Colleges list.

G.I. Jobs Magazine ranks Nazareth in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. U.S. News & World Report named Nazareth #10 among the best colleges for veterans in the Northeast for 2015. Nazareth College is recognized as a Top School in the Military Advanced Education (MAE) 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities.