Phone: (315) 655-7208 or (800) 654-3210
Cazenovia College, located in Cazenovia, New York, is an old and storied institution. Founded in 1824, the College has operated at its original site in the Village of Cazenovia for over 185 years. In more recent years, Cazenovia College has seen persistent and meaningful change as it continues to establish itself as a leader in higher education. As an undergraduate baccalaureate college, Cazenovia College creates educational experiences that are individualized for students, matching skill sets with available programs and co-curricular offerings. This individualized approach to the educational experience is what sets Cazenovia College apart from others.
Throughout its long history, the College has embraced Student Success as its primary mission and will continue to be a community focused on learning, nourished by diversity, and strengthened by integrity.
Founded in 1824, Cazenovia College is a small, independent, coeducational college offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Graduates of Cazenovia College possess the knowledge and skills necessary to become informed and successful participants in the global community.
Core Values: Community, Tradition, Learning, Diversity, Integrity
Throughout its long history, Cazenovia College has been a community focused on learning, nourished by diversity, and strengthened by integrity. Our task is to preserve this tradition for future generations -- providing a range of superior opportunities for personal and professional success in a supportive and rewarding environment.
All members of the Cazenovia College community will jointly share in achieving recognition of Cazenovia as one of the nation’s leading independent colleges. The cultural, intellectual, and physical environments of the College; its academic and student life programs; athletic and co-curricular successes; and opportunities developed through its alumni network will form the foundation of an uncommon, uncompromisingly excellent education.
Graduates of Cazenovia College will be empowered by an innovative combination of liberal and professional education. By connecting theory with insights gained from practice, they will be able to solve concrete problems in the world around them. Our alumni will possess the highlevel abilities - analytical, communicative, practical, and ethical - required for active, responsible participation in both public and private life. With skills that are transferable from discipline to discipline, career to career, and one environment to another, Cazenovia College graduates will possess the abilities to work in their chosen fields as well as fields not yet imagined.
Cazenovia College will create a community of learning that meets the highest expectations. The College will, as a result, be positioned to continue its long tradition of making an active, ongoing contribution to the intellectual and economic success of a diverse democracy in an increasingly interconnected world.
Cazenova College Facts
Named One of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report
Location: Cazenovia, New York (Madison County)
Village of Cazenovia Population: 2,614 (U.S. Census 2000)
Average Class Size: 16
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Faculty: 150 (55 full-time, 95 part-time)
Staff: 247 (170 full-time, 77 part time)
Alumni: 10,960 (living/active)
Terms: 2 semesters (fall, spring); summer sessions
- Approximately 1,000 degree seeking students...more than 800 living on campus.
- Minority student population: 9%
- States represented: 21
- Countries represented: 3
Smoke Free Campus
Cazenovia College is a smoke-free campus. Members of our college community are obliged to act in order to protect the health of our students, employees and visitors who choose not to smoke and more importantly do not want to breathe second-hand smoke. Those choosing to smoke must do so at specially placed cigarette receptacles located on the outer perimeter sidewalks where smoke cannot enter into workplace or residential windows/doorways.
Tuition and Fees
- More than 90% of students receive some form of financial aid.
- Both need-based and academic scholarships are available.
- Academic Achievement Awards recognize leadership and academics.
Programs of Study: Accounting, Business, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Studies, Early Childhood Program Administration, Early Childhood Teacher Education, Inclusive Elementary Education, English, Environmental Studies, Equine Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Human Services, Interior Design, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Photography, Psychology, Social Science, Sport Management, Studio Art, Visual Communications
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Fine Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Professional Studies
Cazenovia College also offers associate degrees in arts, applied sciences, and science through its Office of Extended Learning.
Divisions: Art and Design; Business and Management; Humanities, Natural Sciences and Education; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Continuing Education
NCAA Division III member
Women’s Teams : Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, and Volleyball
Men's Teams : Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer and Swimming
Intercollegiate : Cheerleading Team, Equestrian Riding Teams (IHSA & IDA), and Men’s Crew Team
Conference : North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)
Colors : Blue and Gold
Nickname : Wildcats
Intramural Sports : Full-range
Executive / Senior Staff
Dr. Mark J. Tierno, President
Dr. Susan A. Berger, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
C. Joseph Behan, Vice President for Student Development and Dean for Student Life
Robert A. Croot, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Mark Edwards, Vice President for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Donald A. McCrimmon, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Dr. Timothy G. McLaughlin, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Dean of the First Year Program
Carol M. Satchwell, Vice President for Institutional Advancement