Nazareth College of Rochester: Narrative Description

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4245 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618-3790
Tel: (585)389-2525
Admissions: (585)389-2860
Fax: (585)389-2826
E-mail: tkd[email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1924. Setting: 150-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $39.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8108 per student. Total enrollment: 3,140. Faculty: 294 (134 full-time, 160 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,831 applied, 81% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 71% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,825 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 210 students, 83% women, 17% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 13% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 14 members of the Rochester Area Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: audition/portfolio review. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision, 12/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,616 includes full-time tuition ($18,040), mandatory fees ($736), and college room and board ($7840). College room only: $4420. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $439 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $516 per year.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, French Club, Theater Club, Campus Ministry Council, Coffeehouse, Arts, Lecture, Entertainment Board (CALEB). Major annual events: Spring Fest, Siblings' Weekend, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, alarm system, security beeper, lighted pathways. 1,173 college housing spaces available; 1,106 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Lorette Wilmot Library with 162,593 books, 438,204 microform titles, 1,888 serials, 12,236 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.1 million. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Rochester.

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