Nazareth College


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Nazareth College's 150-acre campus is located just outside of Rochester, New York. Nazareth ranks highly among colleges in the region. The college has over 40 academic programs, an average class size of 14, and a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Business is the most popular undergraduate major, and at the graduate level Nazareth has robust master's degree programs in education. Community service and civic engagement are both important parts of the Nazareth experience. The college does well on the financial aid front with nearly all students receiving some form of grant aid. On the athletic front, the Nazareth Golden Flyers compete in the NCAA Division III Empire 8 Athletic Conference. The college fields eleven men's and twelve women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, English, History, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3250
Total Grad Students: 1019
Undergraduate Students: 2231
Faculty: 156

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 24%
Percent Female: 76%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

4245 East Avenue
Rochester New York 14618


Main Email:

Main Phone: 585-389-2525

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Dolores Johnson
Senior Assistant Director, Transfer Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Dolores Johnson
Senior Assistant Director, Transfer Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Peter Bothner

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.5. Teacher certification GPA - 2.7. Physical Therapy majors GPA - 2.75.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
Applicants who have earned, or will have earned, a two-year degree (AA or AS) from a fully accredited college/university prior to registration at Nazareth College are ordinarily granted 60 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if applying with less than 30 semester (45 quarter) credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
Applicants must complete the essay on the application. A second essay is required for applicants to the Education Certificate, Social Work or Physical Therapy programs.

Application Fee:
$40 non-refundable fee. Not required for Heritage Award candidates or Common Application users who submit their application electronically.

Other Requirements:
Applicants at the junior level must declare a major at the time of application.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 70%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -70%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 1100

Room and Board: 11144

Tuition and Fees: 27422

Total Cost: 40766

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Scholarships - Transfer Student Scholarships, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. Transfer students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] by March 1. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 585-389-2310 or

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7736

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 81%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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