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Nazareth Recognized as Best College by U.S. News and Other Top Rankings

Published September 09, 2019

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges guide has again ranked Nazareth College in the top tier of colleges and Universities for Best Regional Universities-North, rising to No. 32, based on academic quality indicators such as graduation rates and faculty resources. The region covers 11 states and the District of Columbia. The 2020 edition also marks Nazareth highly as a Best Value School, at No. 25 in the region, and as a Best College for Veterans.

The Wall Street Journal |Times Higher Education College Ranking 2020 gives Nazareth College high marks for civic engagement and the College is ranked in the top half of of 800 institutions nationally and in the Northeast region. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings are generated from four pillars, each of which represents a key area in teaching excellence: resources, engagement, outputs and environment. 

The Princeton Review has named Nazareth College to its Best 385 Colleges for 2020. This is Nazareth’s 12th consecutive year as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education. Only about 13% of America's 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book. Nazareth College is ranked 12th for the Best Town-Gown Relations and 18th for LGBTQ - Friendly which are two of the Princeton Review's 62 breakout surveys based on what students surveyed at Nazareth reported about their opinions of and experiences at Nazareth.

Kiplinger’s presents its annual best college values list in 2019, and Nazareth College is one of the top 500 schools named to the combined list that ranks the top values for all U.S. colleges and universities and Nazareth also makes the list of top values at private universities. 

Nazareth College is among the top 500 Best Master's Universities by the 2019 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings. Washington Monthly rates colleges and universities on their contributions to social mobility, research, and public service. Nazareth also made the list for the 2019 Best Bang for the Buck Rankings: Northeast - an exclusive list of schools ranked according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

College Consensus is giving high marks to Nazareth College, calling it one the Best Regional Universities-North. College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. Nazareth also made the national list of Best Colleges & Universities

Money Magazine ranked Nazareth College on its 2019-20 list Best Colleges for Your Money. Money weighed more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings.

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Nazareth College Garen Peace Garden fountain at sunset. Photo by Leo Wu.