Nazareth College of Rochester is a private, liberal arts institution. Founded as a women's college in 1924, it adopted coeducation in 1974. Its 95-acre campus is located in Rochester.

Website: www.naz.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,194
Undergraduate
Students
(74.1%) 1,626 Women
(25.9%) 568 Men
706
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 4,494 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
575 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
583 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$48,575
Tuition and Fees
$34,280
Room and Board
$13,730
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$28,120
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,958
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
177
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Rochester Population
210,532
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Golden Flyer
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.5% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
1.1% from 33 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies    
History 3 4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4245 East Avenue
City, State, Zip
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone
(585) 389-2860
Fax
(585) 389-2826
E-mail
admissions@naz.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 10
Early Decision Notification
December 15, January 25
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition/portfolio review recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 4,494 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 3,248 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 1,246 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
592 (21%) of 2,815 admitted students enrolled
Women
437 (20%) of 2,143 admitted students enrolled
Men
155 (23%) of 672 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
81% of 350 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
394
Students Accepting Wait List Position
3
Students Admitted From Wait List
2

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
575 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
14%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
583 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
38%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
57%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 26%
Top quarter: 60%
Top half: 89%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$48,575
Tuition and Fees
$34,280
Room and Board
$13,730
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002779
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
532 (96.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
474 (89.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
474 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
175 (36.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$28,120
Need-Based Gift
Received by 474 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,456
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 454 (95.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,955
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 198 (41.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
76 (13.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,933

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,926 (91.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,755 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,755 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
530 (30.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$27,685
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,755 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,736
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,652 (94.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,599
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 591 (33.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
333 (15.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,299

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$40,958
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Out-of-State Students, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,148
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Toxicology
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
177
Part-Time Faculty
331
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
319,000
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
240
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Education
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Human Resources Management
  • Middle School Education
  • Music Education
  • Reading Education
  • Social Work

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Rochester Population
210,532
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
150 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Train Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security beeper, lighted pathways, alert system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Golden Flyer
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, ice hockey, racquetball, rowing, skiing (downhill), soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, campus activities board, center for spirituality, physical therapy club, diversity council, intramurals
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,194
Women
1,626 (74.1%)
Men
568 (25.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,099
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.2% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.5% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students.
1.1% from 33 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
706

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
64.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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