About Rochester and the Simon School
Rochester, New York
Rochester is a stimulating, inventive, metropolitan community--the third-largest urban area of the state of New York. It is a two-time recipient of the All-America City Award, and has also been ranked among the 100 Best Places to Live in the USA by U.S. News and World Report.
The Rochester Business Community is an integral part of local, regional, national and international business. As a high-tech, manufacturing and export-intensive community, the Rochester area is comprised of many major industries and entrepreneurial ventures. Rochester is globally recognized for its highly-skilled workforce, as well as its dominance in high technology incubators, imaging, and optics.
Rochester is home to many outstanding areas and attractions, including the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. The city and its suburbs are home to many breweries and restaurants. Daytrips easily accessible from the Rochester area include Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park (“The Grand Canyon of the East”) and the scenic Finger Lakes Region. Additional information on Rochester-area features and sightseeing, including links to many web sites, can be found in your student handbook.
The Simon School
Located on the River Campus of the University of Rochester, the Simon School is situated near the banks of the Genesee River, three miles from downtown Rochester. The Simon School is one of seven schools and colleges within the University. As one of the nation's leading research institutions, the University provides graduate study in over forty fields to approximately 3,400 of its 9,500 full-time students.