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Study at Nazareth College of Rochester

Nazareth College, also known as Nazareth College of Rochester, is a private, liberal arts college located in Pittsford, New York, United States. It was established in 1924 as a women’s college by the Sisters of St. Joseph. It became coeducational in the 1970s. The college offers enrolment to more than 2,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 postgraduate students every year.

Nazareth College of Rochester offers a large number of bachelor degrees in arts, science, and music; master degrees in arts, science, education, and social work; and doctorate degrees in physical therapy.

The athletics department of Nazareth College of Rochester fields over 20 men’s and women’s sports teams including basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, tennis, volleyball, field hockey, and softball. The teams' mascot is the Golden Flyer.

Profile of Nazareth College of Rochester

Nazareth College is located in a large suburb, in Rochester, NY. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Nazareth College top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study drama and performing arts and education and teaching.

Nazareth College Selectivity

The admissions department at Nazareth College does not accept all those who apply.


The school s tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student enrolment

Nazareth College offers classes to 3,185 students (2,699 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Nazareth College serves primarily full-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Students sports include formal participation in Empire Eight competitions.

Nazareth College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching369reading teaching, elementary school teaching, art education, music teaching, secondary teaching, special ed, ESL instruction, early childhood education, . . .
Liberal Arts154history, English, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, international relations, political science, social services, . . .
Business and Management81 business management, accounting, human resources
Therapy and Counseling71psychology, physical therapy, art therapy, music therapy
Medical Support and Technology63audiology and speech pathology
Family and Social Work55social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine51registered nursing, various nursing
Medicine17health professions
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts 15drama
Mathematics11 mathematics
Science9biology, chemistry, biochemistry
Religion and Philosophy 3philosophy, religion
Music2 music, music history and theory, music theory and composition, music performance
Computer Science and Engineering2 information science, computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: Nazareth College

Nazareth College of Rochester

4245 East Ave

Rochester, NY 14618-3790

General Phone: (585) 389-2525


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