Nazareth College

Preparing students for not just one job, but for their life's work, is the focus at Nazareth College. In a world of rapid change, with many careers yet to be defined, college graduates must be prepared with relevant knowledge, exceptional critical thinking skills, a global mindset, and work experience. These four foundations of a Nazareth education prepare students for the future. To help students set and reach their goals, Nazareth's Center for Life's Work connects students with career coaches for personalized, mentored, integrated career planning beginning freshman year. The guidance can continue beyond graduation. Other distinctions: Of the Class of 2016, 75% participated in credit-bearing internships, field placements, research, student teaching, clinical experience, leadership roles, or practicums. The College is recognized as a top producer of Fulbright student scholars, chosen to teach around the world based on their academic merit and leadership potential. Nazareth stands out for its commitment to developing student leaders through the Clinton Global Initiative University, which selected 7 Nazareth students for its 2016 international conference, based on the strength of their proposed projects. Nazareth is repeatedly recognized nationally for its excellence in community service. Nazareth's unusually broad array of high-caliber academics for a small college includes 60+ majors in fields such as education; math and sciences; business and management; visual arts, music, theater, foreign languages, and other liberal arts; and a diverse mix of professional health degrees that give students the unusual advantage of serving patients at on-campus clinics. A 9-to-1 student-faculty ratio and small classes enable the personal attention and friendliness that are part of the campus culture. Professors are committed to excellence in teaching and to being accessible. Liberal arts courses -- about a third of a college student's investment in time and money -- at Nazareth are designed to be as valuable and rewarding as classes in a student's major. In the College's uncommon core curriculum, students choose courses across a liberal arts menu to build knowledge, pursue interests, and develop the skills most sought by employers -- problem solving, critical thinking, and exceptional communication. This well-rounded core also makes Nazareth a good fit for students who are still exploring which major they'll select, providing a foundation of engaging classes and experiential learning along with help from professors, academic advisors, and assessment tools to find their path. Nazareth promotes global dexterity through coursework, foreign-language houses, events, a diverse campus community, and dozens of opportunities to travel, study, intern, and experience life overseas. Within 12 months after graduation, among the 77% of the Class of 2016 for whom information was available, all were employed or continuing their education. Founded in 1924, Nazareth is coeducational and religiously independent. The campus is on 150 beautifully landscaped acres in a town along the Erie Canal, just outside Rochester, which is New York's third-largest city. Rochester is known for its universities, innovations in consumer products, and arts/music. Ski and snowboarding resorts are within an hour's drive. On campus, students get free tickets to world-class professional theater, music, dance, and international performances at the Nazareth College Arts Center. New facilities at Nazareth include Peckham Hall for math and science and York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute with extensive clinic and collaboration spaces for health and human services. Opening in 2018: a large-ensemble music performance center and a field house with an indoor track, courts, and training facilities. Climate-controlled tunnels make it easy to get around campus in inclement weather. Nazareth athletes boast one of the highest graduation rates in NCAA Division III.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1924 N/A Semester $59.6 million 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 (585) 389-2525
overall score total score state city online paying global
66 100.0 New York Rochester