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The city of Rochester skyline at night

Life in Rochester

Rochester, NY, a Mid-Sized City With Big Advantages.

Find yourself in New York State’s third-largest city and a place USA Today named one of the top 10 college towns among mid-sized metropolitan areas in 2010. As a Rochesterian, you’ll benefit from a low cost of living and high quality of life.

Hallmark Events and World-Class Entertainment Await.

Enjoy famous cultural events, such as the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and Lilac Festival, or peruse “50 centuries of world art” at the University of Rochester’s own Memorial Art Gallery. Our city is also home to the celebrated University of Rochester Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors Year Round.

Outdoor enthusiasts can partake in seasonal activities including: biking along the scenic Genesee River and historic Erie Canal, boating on Lake Ontario, and enjoying winter sports in one of the many surrounding ski centers. You could also practice your swing at the famous Oak Hill Country Club, home to past PGA and LPGA championships. Along the way, there are countless boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and theaters to explore.

See Business in Action, From Startups to Established Companies.  

Professional opportunities abound here. Rochesterians are known for innovation and creativity, fueling robust startup, healthcare, and technology industries. Rochester has been ranked first in job growth by Business Facilities magazine. As a Simon student, you will have the opportunity to learn from accessible business leaders across many dynamic fields. This energetic business community is the perfect incubator for rising talent and motivated students, like you.

Find out more at VisitRochester.

Living in Rochester

Want to learn more about the Rochester area and what it has to offer? Downlad the "Living in Rochester" guide (PDF).

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