About Rochester, NY

A dynamic hub for business and technology that’s only six miles from the RIT campus, Rochester is home to leading companies, high-tech industries, and start-up enterprises in optics, imaging, manufacturing, engineering, software, and health care. Rochester offers outstanding opportunities for co-ops and industry connections that will launch your career.

Rochester is also a thriving culinary destination, a playground for music enthusiasts, a nature lovers’ paradise, an area known for charming festivals, and an imaginative arts and theater scene. Home to nearly 1.1 million people; Greater Rochester is the third largest metro area in New York. Rochester is a multifaceted, vibrant city – and one of the best to visit, live in, and enjoy.

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Learn more about Rochester at Visitrochester.com

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