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
Community service
Degree programs
Enrollment (fall 2016)
Faculty (fall 2016)
Global focus
Financial aid
Tuition and expenses


Ranks among the country's most prestigious colleges and universities for its number of Fulbright scholarsaccording to the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the past five years, 18 Fulbrights have been awarded to Nazareth students.

One of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. Based on student surveys, The Princeton Review also ranks Nazareth:

  • One of the Best Northeastern Schools
  • 20th for Best Science Lab Facilities

Small class sizes — cited by many students as one of the best things about Nazareth, allow for "very close relationships with our professors," and "most professors try to make class as interactive as possible."

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 guide (2017 edition) again ranks Nazareth in the top tier of colleges and universities in the category of Best Regional Universities — North. Nazareth also made the guide's list of Best Value Schools and Best Colleges for Veterans in the north region, 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.

Nazareth ranks among the top 100 private universities in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's Best College Value rankings for 2016.

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.