Nazareth College's academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors in the fields of education, health and human services, liberal arts, management, math and science, and the visual and performing arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Rigorous programs, an uncommonly relevant arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, civic engagement, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life's work.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Nazareth College has three admission deadlines for first-year students:

  • Early Decision I: November 15
  • Early Decision II: January 10
  • Regular Decision: February 1

As a test-optional college, we do not require SAT or ACT scores unless applying to either the nursing program or 3 + 3 law program. 

An essay, high school transcript, and letter(s) of recommendation are required. Some majors require an audition (dance, music, theatre) or portfolio review (art). 

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is  required.

Nazareth’s federal school code is 002779 and our TAP (NY state) code is 0525.


Transfer applications are accepted on a rolling basis unless applying for nursing (apply by March 1 for fall semester or October 1 for spring) or occupational therapy (apply by March 1 for fall). 

Application requirements:

  1. essay
  2. official college transcripts, sent directly from former institution(s) to Nazareth College, or high school transcripts if you earned fewer than 30 college credits
  3. audition (dance, music, and theatre only) or portfolio review (art)

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is recommended.

Nazareth’s federal school code is 002779 and our TAP (NY state) code is 0525.

Additional Information

At Nazareth College, engaged and ambitious students connect with mind-opening experiences — in and out of the classroom — intentionally designed to focus goals, build skills and confidence, grow leaders, and kick-start meaningful careers.  Campus Life: Campus clubs and activities provide dynamic and complementary extracurricular options for nearly every interest.

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“The phrase 'be a changemaker' has inspired me to find my life's work and has helped me find my place at Naz.”

Amelia Johnson, Undergraduate Association president, Communication and media, and legal studies major '22
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School location

4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618, United States of America

Phone number

(585) 389-2860