Eastern Nazarene College

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23 E. Elm Avenue

Quincy, MA 02170

Phone: (617) 745-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Eastern Nazarene College is a private institution that was founded in 1918. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,323, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 20 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Eastern Nazarene College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $27,922 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is to serve God, the Church, and the World by providing a quality liberal arts education to students of all ages. Consistent with its Wesleyan heritage, ENC seeks to create and maintain an environment that awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, justice and holiness as made possible by God's transforming grace through Jesus Christ. Embracing its multicultural and urban environment, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating "the best in education and the best in Christian faith". Eastern Nazarene College is located immediately south of Boston in historic Quincy, Massachusetts, the birthplace of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Within walking distance of Quincy Bay, ENC combines the advantages of an attractive, park-like suburban campus with the unparalleled opportunities of one of the world's leading academic and cultural centers. While sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene, ENC serves students from many Christian denominations. Its unique academic and religious atmosphere draws students from all over the United States and several foreign countries. As a fully accredited traditional liberal arts college, Eastern Nazarene College has about 1,200 students in its residential undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. ENC students enjoy an amazing success rate for getting into top graduate and medical schools and a 100 percent acceptance rate into law schools. ENC is known for its wealth of educational, cultural, and service opportunities. Many of ENC's faculty are active scholars involved in publishing and research and several have established international reputations in their fields. Nevertheless, at ENC the faculty emphasis remains on teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. With a solid reputation for cultivating redemptive people who seek to live lives of leadership and service, ENC is poised to embrace its next century of growth and achievement as an important part of Boston's educational landscape.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1918
Religious affiliation Nazarene
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $13,354,008


When applying to Eastern Nazarene College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.1 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 60.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Eastern Nazarene College is 18:1, and the school has 84.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Eastern Nazarene College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 37%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 42%
Education 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Psychology 7%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 6%

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Student Life

Eastern Nazarene College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,323, with a gender distribution of 27.1 percent male students and 72.9 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. Eastern Nazarene College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,459
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Eastern Nazarene College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Eastern Nazarene College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Eastern Nazarene College, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Eastern Nazarene College.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Eastern Nazarene College, 70.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,247.

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Tuition and fees $27,922 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,700 (2013-14)
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