Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

About Rochester

Exploring RIT and the Greater Rochester Area

The RIT campus is about six miles from downtown Rochester, New York, in Monroe County—just minutes away if you want to explore and enjoy the city’s entertainment, cultural, and employment opportunities. If you’re seeking a world class quality of life, Rochester offers a perfect setting. We have the arts, sports and culture of a big city, the 3rd largest in New York State, along with the comforts of a small town – Forbes Magazine’s 4th “Most Affordable City”. There are activities to enjoy year round from boating on Lake Ontario and golfing at one of our over 90 courses, to skiing at top notch resorts or taking in an NCAA Division-1 ice hockey game at RIT.

Picture a city with miles of lakeshore, a central-city riverfront sprinkled with waterfalls, and a historic canal that flows through the heart of small-town Americana. Now imagine that same city surrounded by glacier-carved lakes, one of the largest collections of cobblestone homes in the country, and world-class wine country. That’s the Greater Rochester region.

Rochester is the birthplace of Eastman Kodak Co., Xerox Corp., Bausch & Lomb Inc. Our region is home to wine and spirits giant Constellation Brands,  as well as the upscale grocer Wegmans Food Markets – consistently ranked among Fortune's "Top 100 Companies to Work For."

The region also is home to some of the country's finest educational institutions, including eleven public high schools ranked among the Best High Schools in America. View the video below to learn more about Rochester.