Introducing The Cazenovia Commitment

We are committed to making our community-focused institution accessible to all qualified students who desire a student-centered learning environment along with boundless opportunities to achieve their educational and career goals.


You’ll Receive a Scholarship Ranging from $18,000 - $31,000

Our Commitment starts with affordability. Accepted first-year students now receive merit scholarships from $18,000 - $31,000, which when combined with other financial aid, lowers the average cost of attendance to less than $20,000 per year, including tuition, room, board and fees. Our scholarships are available to all accepted students, regardless of family income or state of residence.
 

There Are No Strings Attached

There is no risk that your scholarship will be converted to a loan, and there are no post-graduation residency restrictions - we encourage our students to become citizens of the world.
 

You'll Receive Personalized, Student-Centered Learning

The average class size at Cazenovia College is 13 students and all classes are taught by engaged faculty, not teaching assistants. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows our students more opportunity to interact with faculty and participate in learning activities.
 

Complete a Sought-After Internship

96% of our students complete at least one internship. Through these internships, students build the workplace experience that employers seek in job applicants.
 

First Year to Career

From the time you step on campus until you graduate, you’ll receive career counseling and mentoring from faculty, staff and alumni. Our career counseling leads to career readiness, the true value of a college education. In fact, 93% of recent graduates were employed or in grad school within six months. 
 

Study Abroad for a Life-Changing Experience

As a Cazenovia student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad for a full semester or during semester breaks, and most of our international programs are led by Cazenovia College faculty.
 

Affordability

Our generous scholarships are available to all accepted students regardless of family income or residency. When you apply as a freshman, you are automatically considered for a merit scholarship ranging from $18,000 - $31,000. ($13,000 - $20,000 for transfer students) You will continue to receive the scholarship each year while making satisfactory progress toward your degree as a full-time student.

Many Cazenovia College students also receive state and federal financial aid, which when combined with merit scholarships, lowers the actual cost of attendance on average by over 60%.


Quality Education

As a Cazenovia student, you will be part of a diverse yet close-knit campus community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth.

Our small size and distinct blend of liberal arts and professional studies allows for individualized academic programs enhanced by internships and applied-learning activities.
 

Full Academic Support

At Cazenovia College, your growth as a student will be cultivated through personalized attention from engaged faculty and staff in a supportive, student-centered learning environment.

  • Our unique summer "Jump Start" program provides the opportunity for an early start on the transition from high school to college
  • The distinctive first year program starts you on the path to success with the First Year Forum Series, peer mentors, and more
  • Our comprehensive student success support network keeps you on track as you progress toward your degree
  • Individualized advising by faculty helps you build an academic plan that strengthens your academic success
  • Free tutoring is available to all students
     

Personalized and Flexible Learning

Our small class sizes, experiential learning opportunities and student-centered team of faculty and staff provide you with an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. In addition to our wide range of majors, we offer over 30 minors allowing you the opportunity to enhance your academic experience. Outside the classroom, we have over 50 clubs and organizations for additional co-curricular learning and leadership opportunities.
 

Valuable Internships

Our faculty and staff work hard to provide students with highly sought after, meaningful internship experiences. Internship opportunities include local, regional, national and international placements. Over 96% of our students complete at least one internship, and our students receive high marks from their internship sites for being well prepared.
 

International Study

Our students are encouraged to expand their college experience by taking advantage of international study opportunities. Options include a full semester in England or Japan or shorter duration study abroad opportunities visiting England, France, Ireland, Spain, and more during semester breaks, all led by Cazenovia faculty.
 

Athletics and Equestrian Teams

Our athletic programs provide opportunities for students to participate in intercollegiate competition on one of our 13 NCAA Division III men's and women's teams, eSports, or our nationally-ranked IHSA and IDA equestrian team, as well as offering several club and intramural sport offerings.
 

Welcoming Community

You'll feel at home on our small, safe campus and in the nearby lakeside Village of Cazenovia.
 

Our Commitment to Career Success

Providing you with a quality academic experience that leads to career success is our primary mission. Career Services uses a supportive, person-centered approach to provide comprehensive services within a collaborative network of faculty, staff, employers, alumni, parents and guardians. In addition to career counseling and mentoring, First Year to Career includes an individualized four-year career plan, allowing students to complete a variety of activities to help them consider their career values and options.