Best colleges in Rochester

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New York is known for its high rent and fast-paced city life. But, tucked away in Rochester, you’ll find 2 major universities with affordable living nearby. Self-described as “putting the ‘roc’ in Rochester,” the city is home to a vibrant urban music scene, which created a culture that has spilled over into academics. Many creative students are attending the universities for music, art, and theatre. Other majors popular in New York schools include business management, computer engineering, information technology, and mechanics. For those who love Rochester and wish to hang around post-graduation, there’s good news. Many major American companies are headquartered here, including Bausch & Lomb, Western Union, Selden Motor Vehicle Company, and Harris Interactive.

Rochester is home to a few great breweries as well as 11 bars and countless restaurants. On your days off from studying, enjoy one of the many outdoor activities including hiking, biking, paddling, boating on the Erie Canal, or spending a day at Seabreeze Amusement Park. Soak in some culture with one of the best collections of museums on the East Coast, including the Rochester Museum & Science Center. The Park Avenue Neighborhood has a desirable shopping destination with a trendy vibe and delicious lunch options. Be sure to stop by Stever’s Chocolates for dessert, or peruse the Rochester Public Market, voted America’s Favorite Farmer’s Market in 2010.* Since Rochester is one of the most affordable housing markets in New York state, many college graduates opt to stay in the area to raise a family. At the end of the day, Rochester is an economical, friendly town with plenty of memories waiting to be made.

*American Farmland Trust, 2010 *www.visitrochester.com *Wikipedia, “Rochester Area Colleges”

Best Four Year Universities in Rochester

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

University of Rochester offers 277 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 3,426 students graduated with students earning 1,567 Bachelor's degrees, 1,368 Master's degrees, 351 Doctoral degrees, and 140 Certificates.

Saint John Fisher College offers 67 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,051 students graduated with students earning 680 Bachelor's degrees, 239 Master's degrees, 126 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Certificates.

Rochester Institute of Technology offers 229 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 3,993 students graduated with students earning 2,561 Bachelor's degrees, 1,120 Master's degrees, 147 Certificates, 132 Associate's degrees, and 33 Doctoral degrees.

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SUNY College at Geneseo offers 60 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 1,348 students graduated with students earning 1,285 Bachelor's degrees, and 63 Master's degrees.

Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester, NY

Roberts Wesleyan College offers 92 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 617 students graduated with students earning 440 Bachelor's degrees, and 177 Master's degrees.

Nazareth College
Rochester, NY

Nazareth College offers 95 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 847 students graduated with students earning 509 Bachelor's degrees, 285 Master's degrees, and 53 Doctoral degrees.

University of Minnesota-Rochester offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 84 students graduated with students earning 84 Bachelor's degrees.

SUNY College at Brockport offers 132 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 2,174 students graduated with students earning 1,762 Bachelor's degrees, 331 Master's degrees, and 81 Certificates.

Widener University
Chester, PA

Widener University offers 168 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,624 students graduated with students earning 753 Bachelor's degrees, 563 Master's degrees, 282 Doctoral degrees, 14 Associate's degrees, and 12 Certificates.

Keuka College
Keuka Park, NY

Keuka College offers 39 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 591 students graduated with students earning 451 Bachelor's degrees, 131 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates.

Best Community Colleges in Rochester

Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY

Monroe Community College offers 151 degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,949 students graduated with students earning 1,757 Associate's degrees, and 192 Certificates.

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Finger Lakes Community College offers 107 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 746 students graduated with students earning 705 Associate's degrees, and 41 Certificates.

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Rochester Community and Technical College offers 132 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 968 students graduated with students earning 708 Associate's degrees, and 260 Certificates.

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Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers 2 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2019, 63 students graduated with students earning 53 Associate's degrees, and 10 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Rochester

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Rochester Logo University of Rochester Rochester, NY
5/5
16 : 1 12,233
Saint John Fisher College Logo Saint John Fisher College Rochester, NY
5/5
16 : 1 3,618
Rochester Institute of Technology Logo Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
5/5
16 : 1 16,254
SUNY College at Geneseo Logo SUNY College at Geneseo Geneseo, NY
3/5
21 : 1 5,398
Roberts Wesleyan College Logo Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester, NY
5/5
19 : 1 1,780
Nazareth College Logo Nazareth College Rochester, NY
5/5
16 : 1 2,979
University of Minnesota-Rochester Logo University of Minnesota-Rochester Rochester, MN
3/5
15 : 1 572
SUNY College at Brockport Logo SUNY College at Brockport Brockport, NY
3/5
23 : 1 7,924
Widener University Logo Widener University Chester, PA
5/5
24 : 1 6,496
Keuka College Logo Keuka College Keuka Park, NY
5/5
21 : 1 1,777
Nova Academy of Cosmetology Logo Nova Academy of Cosmetology Rochester, MN     112
Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing Logo Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing Rochester, NY     207
Continental School of Beauty Culture-Rochester Logo Continental School of Beauty Culture-Rochester Rochester, NY     343
Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Rochester Logo Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Rochester Rochester, NY     64
Shear Ego International School of Hair Design Logo Shear Ego International School of Hair Design Rochester, NY     140
Empire Beauty School-Rochester Logo Empire Beauty School-Rochester Rochester, NY     73
Sharp Edgez Barber Institute Logo Sharp Edgez Barber Institute Rochester, NY     96
Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York Logo Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York Rochester, NY
2/5
8 : 1 15
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Logo Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Rochester, MN
3/5
  1,150
Monroe Community College Logo Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
2/5
43 : 1 11,572