What’s important to a parent? Knowing that a college is safe, well-rounded, offers a great learning experience, and sets students on the path to a rewarding career. Nazareth embodies all of that, and more.
Upon graduation, Nazareth alumni are accepted to competitive graduate programs globally. Licensure pass rates for creative arts therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology were 100 percent in 2009-10. Equally impressive, 81 percent of all graduates are employed or attending graduate school (according to a survey of 2009 graduates), and rates for health and human services grads go as high as 95 to 100 percent.
Did you know?
- A survey of 2009 graduates found that 91 percent would make Nazareth their college choice again.
- More than 90 percent of students participate in community service while at Nazareth.
- Nazareth students have the opportunity to study locally or abroad through special projects and internships.
- U.S. News & World Report's recent college guide listed Nazareth under “Great Schools, Great Prices” and “A+ Schools for B Students,” where top-quality institutions look beyond just grades on applications.
- The Princeton Review's guide Best 376 Colleges for 2012 listed Nazareth under “Town-Gown Relations are Great.”
- All students have access to the newly renovated Arts Center and its rich arts programming.
- Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinics provided by the health and human services students and faculty serve more than 3,700 patients annually.
What is the admissions time frame?
For the most up-to-date admissions information, check out the admissions requirements.
What will Freshman year be like?
The first year of college sets the stage for the future. That's why we have a First Year Center designed to make sure the curriculum and co-curricular programs ease the transition from high school to college. We want your student to make a successful start.
Orientation starts the summer before freshman year and continues throughout the first semester.
Freshman seminar introduces students to college learning that's heavy on class discussion and writing and includes experiences beyond the classroom, like visiting the Arts Center, having dinner with your class, or going to a hockey game.
Qualified students may enroll in the First Year Experience, which allows them to live and learn with seminar classmates, build deeper friendships, and have more candid class discussions.
How much does it cost?
Visit Tuition and Aid to see our current costs.
While paying for college isn't always easy, it's not as expensive as you might think—and it's an investment that pays off. We offer generous financial aid, and our admissions and financial aid team will work with you to identify grants, scholarships, and loans that will make a Nazareth education attainable. Use our net price calculator to get an estimate for financial aid.
What can students study?
Students can choose from more than 40 majors, as well as pre-professional programs and education certifications.
What kind of career preparation will my child receive?
Nazareth's academic programs instill lifelong skills, practical career services begin the first year, and professors offer mentorship and guidance all the way through.
A liberal arts curriculum, comprised of philosophy, the arts, math, science, foreign languages, and writing, gives students a strong foundation for learning.
Our professionally oriented programs—in education, business, healthcare, and the arts—instill the necessary skills for career success. In fact, Nazareth graduates in physical therapy, nursing, creative arts therapy, and communication sciences and disorders enjoy a 100 percent placement rate. Read more facts and distinctions »
What is the campus like?
Our campus community is friendly and relaxed. Our residence halls—which include singles, doubles, suites, and apartments—organize cookouts, discussions, and small parties. Most buildings are connected by a series of tunnels, so students can keep warm all winter long.
When students aren't busy studying or getting involved in one (or many) of our 50 student organizations, they enjoy trips to the city of Rochester. Just seven miles from campus, the major metropolitan area has a small-town atmosphere, and is chock full of music, restaurants, and arts.
Is the campus safe?
Nazareth's campus is friendly and safe. To make sure it stays that way, we maintain a full-time 24-hours-a-day Campus Safety Department.
Is healthcare available?
Our Health Services staff provides primary health care and health education services tailored to the unique needs of college students. Care is provided by a nurse practitioner and registered nurse in collaboration with additional health care providers who are on site several hours a week during the academic year.
What kind of advising and support do you offer?
Students get guidance in all corners of our campus, from advisors and professors to upper class students and resident assistants. The College offers a peer tutoring program for help with individual courses. There's also a writing center that gives free editing and guidance on early drafts of papers. Learn more about advising and support »
How can I get involved?
- Visit the parents website.
- Check out the Parent Handbook.
- Sign up to receive more information.
- Ask questions, voice concerns, and make suggestions 24 hours a day through the Parents E-Line.
- Join the Nazareth College Parents Association, which serves as an open forum for parents and an informal advisory body to the College on everything from admissions and career services to student activities.
- Experience a taste of campus life during Family Weekend.