At the request of Bishop Hickey of Rochester, five Sisters of St. Joseph — with newly-minted Ph.D.’s that included graduate study at Oxford University and the Sorbonne — founded Nazareth College in 1924. Committed to academic excellence, these pioneering women inspired the first class of 25 young women to stretch to their potential.
Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts.
To assist in the development of an effective learning environment, we provide support and accurate information to academic departments so they can assess student learning outcomes; and to administrative departments so they can provide efficient services and activities for our faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
Career Services is now part of the Center for Life’s Work at Nazareth. Part of this exciting transition includes implementing a new online career management system powered by Handshake! Search and view postings for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities. Updated daily.
All students are eligible for an initial consultation with a Counseling Services therapist, and based upon that conversation the clinician and student will work together to find a course of action that best suits the student's needs.
Just like our students, all of our buildings have different personalities. We have contemporary, corridor-style halls, older halls designed to reflect the tradition of Nazareth, apartments, suites, and even a converted mansion. Many residence halls are connected to academic buildings by a series of tunnels, so you can wear shorts and flip-flops to class, even in the winter months.
The Health Center offers a few over-the-counter medications to students. Additionally, the Nazareth College Bookstore has a large inventory of medications.
A great setting for learning, connecting with others, and having fun: More than 150 acres of expansive lawns, shady woodland groves, and landscaped gardens provide the perfect backdrop for studying or kicking around a soccer ball. It's easy to get around to activities on campus or nearby. Students, faculty, and alumni alike come to campus to enjoy athletic events at the Golden Flyer Stadium and music and theatre at the Arts Center.
Whether you're a hard-core athlete, a competitive intramural player, an avid exerciser, or a spectator on the sidelines, Nazareth has something for everyone.
Nazareth College is incorporated under the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267-284-5000. Documentation regarding this incorporation and accreditation may be seen during regular business hours in the Office of the President.