Nazareth College

Nazareth College

Nazareth College, also known as Nazareth College of Rochester, is a private, liberal arts college located in Pittsford, New York, United States. It was established in 1924 as a women's college by the Sisters of St. Joseph. It became coeducational in the 1970s. The college offers enrollment to more than 2,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 postgraduate students every year.

Nazareth College of Rochester offers a large number of bachelor degrees in arts, science, and music; master degrees in arts, science, education, and social work; and doctorate degrees in physical therapy.

The athletics department of Nazareth College of Rochester fields over 20 men's and women's sports teams including basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, tennis, volleyball, field hockey, and softball. The teams' mascot is the Golden Flyer.

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Contacting Nazareth College

Nazareth College
4245 East Ave
Rochester , NY 14618-3790
General Phone: (585) 389-2525

Nazareth College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching307education, instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, art education, business teaching, sales and marketing teaching, ...
Liberal Arts133American studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, English, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Therapy and Counseling118psychology, art therapy, music therapy, physical therapy
Business and Management89business management, accounting, human resources
Medical Support and Technology65audiology and speech pathology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54registered nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work51social work
Medicine32health professions
Science16biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Media11media studies
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, information science
Music3music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Nazareth College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree51645
Master's degree41321
Post-master's certificate01

Nazareth College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Nazareth College had a total enrollment of 3,185 students (2,805 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 23%
Women 77%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 38%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 28%
20-21 26%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York90%
New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%

Nazareth College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %

Nazareth College Room and Board (2007)

Nazareth College offers campus housing for 1,223 of its 2,805 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Rochester, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Nazareth College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Nazareth College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,076
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,076
Room and board $ 9,916
Room charge $ 5,486
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,404
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Nazareth College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 277900)

Nazareth College Faculty

Nazareth College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2044
Non-tenured and not on tenure track04

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*4$87,098

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$79,11522$80,103
Associate professoracademic year17$63,87728$63,393
Assistant professoracademic year15$54,86235$55,084
Instructoracademic year3$49,2515$44,446
All faculty totalacademic year61$67,43690$63,194

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Nazareth College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Empire Eight
Track Empire Eight

Nazareth College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Nazareth College Apart:

Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Nazareth College Female % of student body
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Nazareth College % of degrees in education and teaching
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Nazareth College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Nazareth College Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Nazareth College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Nazareth College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Nazareth College % of degrees in drama and performing arts

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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