Nazareth College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Peckham Hall at Nazareth College
Peckham Hall at Nazareth College ( Explore the Nazareth campus in this photo tour). Photo Credit: Michael MacDonald

Nazareth College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 72%, Nazareth College's admissions are not highly competitive. To apply, students will need to submit an application, along with official high school transcripts and letters of recommendation. Nazareth is test-optional, so applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores. The school accepts the Common Application (more on that below), which can save applicants time and energy when applying to several schools that use that application. 

Explore the Campus:

Nazareth College Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2016):

Nazareth College Description:

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.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,883 (2,159 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 28% Male / 72% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,649
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,150
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $48,299

Nazareth College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 83%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,692
    • Loans: $9,696

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, English, History, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball, Equestrian, Volleyball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Nazareth and the Common Application

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