About Nazareth

Facts and Recognition

  • Founded 1924
  • Co-educational, religiously independent
  • On 150 scenic acres near Rochester, N.Y.
  • Strong commitment to experience-based learning and civic engagement
  • Academics: More than 60 majors, 70 minors


undergrad students


graduate students


Academic structure
Accreditation and memberships
Admissions acceptance rates & statistics (fall 2020)
Community service
Degree programs
Enrollment (fall 2020)
Faculty (fall 2020)
Global focus
Financial aid
Tuition and expenses


Among the country's best institutions for undergraduate educationPrinceton Review's Best 386 Colleges, 2021 Edition

A Best Value School, among the Best Regional Universities (North) and best for veterans U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2021 Guide

Ranked regionally (northeast) and nationally on the Higher Education College Ranking 2021, plus high marks for civic engagement. — Wall Street Journal/Times

A best value college in America. — Money Magazine 2020-21, based on tuition fees, family borrowing, career earnings, and more.

Best Master's Universities, based on contributions to social mobility, research, and public service, and Best Bang for the Buck — Northeast for helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. — Washington Monthly 2020

What students say

In its profile of Nazareth College in The Best 386 Colleges (2021 edition), The Princeton Review praises the school for the "strength of the faculty" and quotes Nazareth students:

"Anyone who has been at Naz can attest to the caring and personable faculty and staff," says one student. These "interesting, insightful, and approachable" professors "want to see every student succeed" and "make time to see students outside of the classroom if they need extra help," fostering "a positive self-image to learn and achieve in all of their students." Nazareth encourages interdisciplinary exploration and tries to structure courses that connect "different fields of study to benefit the students' interests and allow them to pursue fields which would typically not accept differing opinions."