Rochester, New York is the third largest city in New York State--and depending on the source, the #1 city for "Best Quality of Life" or #6 Most Livable City in the U.S. This 'All-American City' features a balance of cultural resources, recreation facilities, and local sports teams, making it a pleasant place to live and study. Students of Rochester colleges and universities can look forward to a healthy local economy, with a number of international and Fortune 1000 businesses.
Rochester colleges and universities lend the city a college town appeal. The region's higher education star is the University of Rochester, honored by Newsweek as "one of the new Ivies." University of Rochester is also home to the prestigious Eastman School of Music. Other important Rochester colleges and universities include the public liberal arts college SUNY Brockport and the Rochester Institute of Technology, a private institution focusing on career preparation.