Community

The third largest city in New York State, Rochester is home to not only RIT, but to 11 colleges and universities. The city also serves as the headquarters to some of the world’s most innovative companies, from Xerox, Eastman Kodak and Bausch and Lomb, to Wegmans Food Markets, Paychex, and Constellation Brands.

The greater Rochester metropolitan area is one of America’s top-rated places to live, work, and play. The four-season climate, home to almost 1.5 million people, is perfect for seasonal activities like snow skiing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, and sailing.

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With a diverse student body—from all 50 states and more than 95 countries—the sense of community at RIT is unique. Live, work, and play with students from all different backgrounds and build a unique community of friends and colleagues.